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About Hess Sound

35 years of experience,
that make the difference

Peter Hess mit Klangschale

Peter Hess - pioneer of sound work

Inspired by the healing power of the sounds Peter Hess encountered during his travels to Nepal, he founded sound massage with singing bowls in 1984. In 1989, together with his then wife Jozina Hess-de Korte, he began to produce his own singing bowls, which they subjected to the highest quality criteria.

Own singing bowls

From the beginning, it was important to Peter Hess in the production of new singing bowls to combine tradition with modernity, to create fair working conditions locally and to support his second adopted country Nepal. This remains a central concern of Peter Hess® singing bowl manufacturing to this day. With his work, Peter Hess has positively influenced the lives of many people and written a success story: His sound methods are heard in various fields of work from wellness and prevention to education and counseling to therapy and healing.

Peter Hess® Institute

At the Peter Hess® Institute, in the Peter Hess® seminar houses and centers, as well as at the now more than 20 Peter Hess® Academies abroad, people can be trained in sound work.

Jana Hess - second generation management

The distribution of the high-quality Peter Hess® singing bowls is managed today by daughter Jana Hess in the second generation. At Hess Sound she has been responsible for the sale of singing bowls, gongs and many other products for sound massage and working with sound for over 20 years. In 2019, she took over the company from her mother Jozina Hess-de Korte. Hess Sound advises and supplies sound enthusiasts worldwide.

Since her childhood, Jana Hess has been closely associated with the family business, accompanying her father to trade fairs and sound massage seminars from an early age. In her design studies she received further creative impulses. The company still benefits from their fresh, modern approaches today.


“We are constantly developing and have many ideas that we want to implement little by little. Our products are becoming more and more sustainable. We are thinking a lot about that and are happy about new impulses! The team is growing and we love our connection to sound people in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world.”

Jana Hess

In addition to sales, the Hess Sound team organizes the annual SummerKlangEvent (June/July) and Open Days (November). Both events have become special highlights with their many free workshops, discounts on singing bowls and more. Also on numerous fairs within the range therapy, education, Lifestyle as well as Beauty and SPA is Hess sound concepts together with the Peter Hess® Institut with a conditions to be met. There, interested people can try out singing bowls and enjoy free short sound massages.

Fair working conditions

Many of our products such as singing bowls and gongs are manufactured in the countries of origin Nepal, India and China. We pay particular attention to good working conditions during production. Among other things, it is important to us that

  • a fair salary is paid
  • no children work in the workshops
  • we financially support the craftsmen and women in case of illness and weddings.

In addition, we try to have as many products as possible, such as mallets and other accessories, manufactured in Germany.



In addition to the durability of our products, we work to consume as few resources as possible. It is a matter close to our hearts to completely do without plastic in the long term. We are trying to embed sustainability more and more in every one of our corporate actions.

We try to use natural and renewable raw materials as much as possible in our products. We are also expanding our range to include vegan products. An online trade generates a lot of packaging material. Therefore, we have given this area particular thought and continue to search for ecological alternatives and ways to reduce.


Measures implemented so far

  • Most of the packaging material is reused or recycled, e.g. we use cushioning pillows made from shredded old unusable cardboard boxes.
  • When shipping, we avoid using plastic as much as possible. We continue to use the plastic bags that we need for transportation from manufacturing to protect the goods from salt water and corrosion when they are shipped by sea.
  • In our shipping department, we use paper tape instead of plastic tape, as well as paper padding and starch packing flakes.

We are also switching to digital media step by step. Our catalog can be viewed and downloaded online and is now only sent in printed form on request. Whenever possible, we have printed matter printed climate-neutrally and on recycled paper in Germany.

Social commitment

We support the association CHANCEN – Education in Nepal. The aim of the association is the promotion of charitable purposes as well as the promotion of development cooperation in Nepal with a focus on education and youth welfare.

In cooperation with the non-profit organization “Boris Hess Foundation” in Bhaktapur, named after Jana’s brother Boris, who died in 2013, and other non-profit organizations in Nepal, the aim is to provide free education, shelter, food and adequate health care, especially for underprivileged children. More info at:



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