Andrea Szabo healing through sounds of voice
WELL-KNOWN Tweed Musician and performer Andrea Szabo has plenty of strings to her bow.
While she has released albums and performed at many venues across the North Coast, Andrea is becoming better known for her work as a practicing clinical hypnotherapist and sound healer.
She is currently working at both the Vital Energy Massage Rooms in Murwillumbah and up at Happiness in Health at West Burleigh (though she has plans to take her skills to the rest of the North Coast through the next Starlight Festival to be held in Byron later in the year).
Through her lifetime of study and music Andrea is looking to combine her skill of hypnotherapy, healing, music, clairvoyance/intuition and creativity for the benefit of others.
"I have an understanding of holistic anatomical and mental health, brain plasticity, metaphysics, energy medicine, community issues, the creative process, and vibrational medicine which I hope ensures the receiver gets the best treatment and most beneficial outcome,” she said.
Andrea has had her own struggles with health issues.
"I decided a progressive, degenerative, life-threatening condition known as idiopathic syringomyelia wasn't going to stop me back in the '90s,” she said.
"In fact, it was the catalyst that led her to this very special healing method.
"Sound healing is a form of vibrational medicine where voice and instruments are used with the intention of enhancing, healing and rejuvenating the mind, body and spirit. This modality has been effectively used for eons by many cultures in healing rituals. Mothers sing to babies to sooth, heavy metal can irritate, and special vibrations can heal... Energy medicine is increasingly becoming recognized and exposed to the public.
"Thank goodness people now have places to get treatment holistically. We are so much more than just a body (chemistry), mind (thoughts) and a spirit (signature life force), so why not address all three to ensure recovery, health and happiness.”
Andrea uses drums, crystal bowls, synthesized frequencies, and the human voice to create healing, relaxation and regeneration
Using music for healing seems a natural progression for Andrea whose professional career began in the eighties and 9ps after she finished a Performing Arts degree at the University of Western Sydney with a one-woman show which saw her garner acclaim as a travelling performer.
On the road throughout the late 90s her songbook repertoire took her to five-star venues all over Australia she discovered a love of jazz and worked on developing her three-octave range.
She is currently singing and recording with partner and former Rose Tattoo member Geordie Leach as part of the Geordie Leach band as well as running the Sing Sisters fun singing group on the Gold Coast.