Sound Therapy Improves Health and Wellbeing

Sound Therapy can improve health and wellbeing

Sound Therapy Improves Health and Wellbeing

The Center for Sound Therapy was recently visited by The Business Journal to find out how Sound Therapy improves the health and well-being of the people in our community. Our sessions are not as much of a work-out as they are more of a work-in. If you need help with your mental fitness, come for a session so we can help you tone up your spiritual muscles and smooth out the rough edges.


The Center for Sound Therapy, Boardman, provides wellness through quartz crystal singing bowls, gongs and flutes, say Calvin Wagner, sound therapist, and his wife, Maria Lallo-Wagner, owner of the center.

The Center for Sound Therapy offers three sound-bath experiences. Although the sessions use different instruments, they still offer a meditative feel to them, Lallo-Wagner says. 

The first session is a mixture of cultural elements such as using a rattle, a drum and a flute for a Native American element, followed by chanting. The second session is called a gong bath, which comprises only metal instruments and gongs. 

“Physicists say that when you strike a metal instrument, the electrons get excited because the electrons are coming off of the instrument, and we have an energy around us,” Lallo-Wagner says. “The two fields join together and the electrons are neutralizing the body, so you get a deepening, grounding experience.”

The third option is the crystal-frequency sound bath. During this session, the crystal singing bowls are the only instruments used, Lallo-Wagner says. 

“Any [physical fitness] program will tell you that you need a resting day, and with sound therapy working with physical fitness, we can offer that resting day because it helps in that muscle recovery,” she says. “That recovery will help you get stronger.” 

Lallo-Wagner describes a sound-bath session as a “cleaning of a slate.” If someone has never been to a session, it lifts the weight off his shoulders, and provides him with more patience and compassion, she says. 

“What we do is universal,” says Calvin Wagner. “You’re going to leave more creative; you’re going to have a different perspective and more clarity.”

Physical, Mental Fitness~Takes Many Forms, By Marah Morrison, Copyright 2020 The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.