Weighted Tuning Forks have the weights on the end of the each prong are used on the body and by the ears. These are popular with people who are experiencing physical discomfort such as joint pain, muscle tightness and other issues due to inflammation and are a favorite for massage therapy and reiki healing. Start by looking at the Otto 128 and the Om tuning fork.
Unweighted Tuning Forks are used for relaxation and meditation, spiritual and emotional awareness. They are played by the ears and around the body. To get going, take a look at the Solfeggio and Solar Harmonic tuning fork set.
Education Center: New to tuning forks? We have written a number of articles on how to choose between the different tuning fork sets and how to use them. Learn the difference between weighted and unweighted tuning forks, which sets work well for meditation vs. emotional and spiritual awareness, physical issues and more. Visit our Sound Therapy Education Center.
Where to Begin
Weighted tuning forks and unweighted tuning forks are often used for specific purposes. Read through the descriptions to see which sets match your intentions. We’ve created the videos below if you are new to tuning forks. Be sure to visit our Sound Therapy Education Center.
Video: How to Select a Tuning Fork
Video: Using Unweighted Tuning Forks
Video: Using Weighted Tuning Forks
Still Not Sure?
If you want to try tuning forks to see if they are right for you, an inexpensive option is the Starter Set which includes 2 weighted tuning fork and the popular Body Tuners set.
What are the Benefits of Tuning Forks?
- Relieves Pain
- Reduce Stress
- Balances Nervous System
- Reduces Inflammation
- Mental/Emotional Clarity
- Induce Relaxation
Who is Using Tuning Forks?
Interest in the use tuning forks for health has been increasing. Tuning forks are proving to be a very effective tool for enhancing, balancing and maintaining good health.
- Massage therapists
- Yoga Practitioners
Recent research by Dr. John Beaulieu has shown how tuning forks can benefit anyone. Download his report here.
Tuning Fork Primer
There are two types of popular tuning forks; weighted and unweighted. The weighted tuning forks are typically used on the body as well as by the ears to relieve pain from inflammation such as arthritis and other joint, muscle and nerve pain. These are the ones with the weights on the end of each prong.
The unweighted forks are used by the ears and around the body for balancing the nervous and energy systems and can assist with emotional, spiritual, physical and mental health and awareness.
Why Quality is Important
Our forks was recently tested 30 years after it was made. It still held the correct frequency.
Tuning forks are based on frequency. If the quality of the aluminum is poor or the manufacturing process is lax, then the frequency will not be accurate and the fork will not be harmonic (ie. have a clear, long lasting tone).
Our aluminum tuning forks are of the highest quality. They are made from impact resistance aluminum making them approximately 26% harder and giving them a ring time up to 20% longer than other manufacturers.
We have lower levels of impurities with the highest rating for surface finish per the Reynolds Aluminum Engineering Study. As are result, our material is more immune to corrosion and pitting.
All of our forks are tuned to within .5% of the indicated frequency at 20 degrees Celsius, 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Other manufacturers tune to as high as 2.5%.
All tuning forks are subject to at least three inspection processes to eliminate imperfections.
All of our tuning forks are manufactured especially for sound therapy and health care professionals.