Peter Hess® therapy grade singing bowls are manufactured by hand in Nepal and India according to ancient methods, specifically to be used for the practice of sound massage. Years, and years of research and clinical experimentation have gone into proving how well these instruments are suited for our methodology.
Peter Hess® therapy singing bowls are made of quality bronze enriched with other metals in a traditional fashion. At first, we closely followed the old recipes for the composition of the melt. Due to our ongoing research, the composition has now been altered slightly to improve the quality of our singing bowls.
From this alloy, a thick disk is cast, called the “cast blank.” From the cast blank, the singing bowl is hand-forged, bit-by-bit, being reheated again and again (depending on its size, up to 90 times). Four to six skilled craftsmen participate in the process of forging, all working simultaneously.
It takes over 30 hours to forge a belly bowl of about 2 kilograms, with up to six people taking part in the manufacturing process at the same time.
The combination of high quality raw material and the skills of our forgers, along with careful examination and selection, produce singing bowls with perfect sound and vibrational qualities for our sound massage applications.
Before our singing bowls are shipped out for distribution, they are tested for quality and must pass a certain quality standard to be sold for therapeutic sound massage.