I’m just back from a trip to England and for some reason I’m longing to get back to Albany, deep in south west Australia. I’ve written about Albany before here”- 23 things to do in Albany, and it’s the sort of place you just want to keep returning to because there’s so much to do.
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Perhaps it’s the thought of being on the southern tip of Western Australia, remote, uncluttered and far from the madding crowd that’s appealing, or perhaps it’s thought of all the things to do in Albany that gets me going, or maybe it’s the good recent memory of an unconventional, ancient therapy using Sandalwood Oils.
The Cone, the Gong and the Bowl.
The land of the gong is alive and well at Mount Romance near Albany and from past experience I know that good vibrations are assured. You relax under twinkling lights that resemble celestial stars in a 16 sided cone that’s scented with sandalwood oil.
As you lie on comfortable mattresses in the darkened cone, which is a bit like a Teepee, enormous gongs are played and their vibrations seem to wash over and through you.
Just the thing to get the drone of a 23 hour air flight from Heathrow to Perth out of my system, or something for you to choose perhaps if you’re looking for what to do in Albany, Western Australia on a rainy day or if you’re travelling around the area.
Anyway, I think it’s sensational.
At first all I could do was giggle at the sight my mind’s eye conjured up of us in this seemingly comic situation awaiting release of tension and stress. But as the gongs vibrated, their resonance helped my mind relax, releasing tension and stress from my body. So much so in fact that the man lying next to me said I snored!
Sandalwood oil is one of the world’s most precious oils and it’s distilled at Mount Romance in Albany. Its smell is really relaxing and soothing – one of those aromas that you feel could actually be doing you good. I like to put a few drops on a scarf and leave it on my pillow during the day and then tuck it underneath my pillow at night. I think it helps me to sleep soundly.
If you are looking for Australian Sandalwood, there are other Mount Romance stores in WA selling beauty products and sandalwood oils – one in Broome and one in Kununurra, and there’s an online store as well. It’s quite expensive, but if you Google “sandalwood oil”, you’ll find out why, because it’s also used to treat many different ailments.
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