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SONIC VESSELS

P H OTO G R A P H B Y H O L LY CO WA R T.

Melissa Grogan, a former Texas State University professor, has long specialized in voice and movement. “For 20 years, I’ve taught people how to use sound to heal themselves,” she says. In her home office in Barton Hills, Grogan uses crystal bowls, chimes and other instruments in her private sound therapy practice. While clients lie on a massage table, Grogan employs the techniques of reiki and sonic healing along with sound to help the body feel relaxed and grounded. “Through simple intention and holding space with the person in front of us, we’re inviting the body to come back to that space,” Grogan says. “As a sound therapist … we have the understanding of what the body needs to be in a state of balance.” austinvocalempowerment.com/somatic-sound

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