Wellness Today is fortunate for the opportunity to chat with wellness professional Christine Hays, founder
and Chief Energy Officer at Eastern Vibration.
▲ Ms. Christine Hays, Chief ENERGY Officer of Eastern Vibration
[WT] You’re a well-travelled spa and wellness professional with significant global experience. Was there a path that lead you into wellness?
[CH] I was on a health and wellness path since I was 18 years old through meditation, dance, yoga and nutrition. I began my career as a physical therapist and upon graduation I went on to study Massage Therapy. My goal has always been to educate and help others grow holistically. My global experience broadened my range of wellness as different cultures approach wellness in various forms with the same outcome.
[WT] Could you give us a background -- your positions and projects, and where they have taken you?
[CH] After the massage program I took a break and went to Jamaica for one month which extended to 7 years. When I arrived in Jamaica in the mid 80’s, there were several new all-inclusive resorts being built with the addition of sports complexes and massage areas. This was before spas were in hotels. I approached a hotel owner and suggested that I consult with the building of the massage rooms and yoga center which included recruiting talent. It was difficult to find professionally trained massage therapists, although I discovered many women on the beach offering “Aloe Vera rubs” on the beach chairs or even on a towel in the sand. I started a massage training program, turned them into professionals and placed them in the resorts.
After my stint as a consultant, I went on to Spa Management and spent another few years as a Spa Director in Luxury hotels in the Caribbean.
[WT] Eastern Vibration is an interesting and unique concept. How did you start?
[CH] After 10 full years in the Caribbean, I was offered a corporate Spa Director role in India with the Oberoi Hotel group overseeing a total of 28 spas. I found some Tibetan bowls in India and wanted to know more. Eventually I created a treatment with the bowls for the 25+ spas that I was overseeing. I didn’t know much about the bowls except that they sounded nice and the treatments that I created were a big success with the guests. This is when I decided to learn more and went into villages to find out how the locals were incorporating these bowls into their daily lives. I took it a step further by studying with the Tibetan Monks, local Shamans, Sadus (Hindu Holy men) and Gurus. We are using ancient healing modalities that were learned in the settings that they originated in making us unique and indigenous.
▲ Tibetan Singing Bowls
[WT] Are Eastern Vibration therapies aimed at addressing specific ailments?
[CH] Yes, we use them for localized pain which moves energy blockages and provides pain relief for many ailments including joint pain, all IBS issues and stress management. The concept of the sound waves is to bring the brain wave frequencies into Alpha within a couple of minutes and deeper into Theta in about 5-7 minutes. The left and right hemispheres of the brain merge and the person receiving the therapy is in a dreamlike state; this is when healing takes place. While the brain is relaxed from the sound, the body benefits through vibrating the cells on a very deep level. Think of it as a massage of the cells.
[WT] What are the reactions of clients?
[CH] The clients that have this experience all have comments such as they see colours, some people let out an emotional release by crying, I have heard people say that they have never slept better. It’s a very profound experience!
[WT] How is Eastern Vibration being accepted by professionals in Spa & Wellness?
[CH] Spa professionals are looking for new treatments as they are moving into wellness activities. Eastern Vibration is gaining traction in Asia and the Middle East as the USA and European market are slowly starting to understand the power of sound and vibration.
▲ Training in sound energy healing therapy.
[WT] What growth do you see for sound therapy within the industry?
[CH] I firmly believe that everyone in the industry will eventually be using sound therapy as they move into wellness and what we are offering is sustainable wellness. We believe that it will also be widespread in the medical world as well. There are doctors, including oncologists, music therapists and occupational therapists using sound and vibration in the medical world.
[WT] What do you see for the future of Eastern Vibration?
[CH] Eastern Vibration is launching a Touch and Vibration for Cancer care. We are moving into more digital content which will increase engagement and are preparing our online courses which will be introduced in the second quarter of this year (2018).
Wellness Today would like to thank Christine for the informative exchange. To learn more about Eastern Vibration, visit their website at: https://easternvibration.com/