A Sense of Sound in Phuket
On a recent visit to Phuket, travel and wellness expert Vivienne Tang traded in the sounds of car horns for that of bird calls and Tibetan singing bowls.
“I’ve always loved living in Hong Kong,” says local wellness expert Vivienne Tang. “And while I wouldn’t choose to live anywhere else, I’ll be the first to admit that it can be soul-draining at times to deal with the constant traffic congestion, shoebox-sized apartments and the hectic pace of city life. Every Hongkonger knows that every now and then, it’s necessary to escape and completely unwind.”
Tang headed to Phuket for a restful retreat at Rosewood Phuket, where she took part in a Tibetan Singing Bowls ritual at Asaya, the beachfront resort’s wellness platform. The centuries’ old practice works by synchronizing your brain with sound waves resonating from the bowls, invoking a deep state of meditation. “I let the sound waves induce me into a state of total physical and mental relaxation. With the vibration from the bowls blending with the natural sounds of the wind rustling through the leaves…I entered a balanced state of bliss.”