"A sound soul dwells within a sound mind and a sound body."
Before getting into what Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy is, we should start by telling you what it is not. If you Google vibroacoustic sound, chances are you are going to come across some scary websites about Vibroacoustic Disease, which is tissue and organ damage caused by long-term exposure to high amplitude, low frequency noise. That is not what this is! Vibroacoustic Disease results from exposure to things like wind turbines.
Vibroacoustic THERAPY on the other hand, uses sound converted into gentle vibration to stimulate the body at a cellular level. It is like giving your body a massage inside and out using electronically-generated low frequency sound waves instead of a massage therapist! VAT is an effective treatment option for chronic pain, injury recovery, nerve conditions, sleep disorders, poor circulation, stress and anxiety, and respiratory disorders, as well as many other conditions and ailments. Listening to music will add further therapy benefits and enjoyment to your experience.
If you have ever been next to a stereo system with a loud bass, you have likely felt the vibration. The reason for this is that our bodies are more than half water, and sound waves travel more efficiently through water than air.
We will leave it up to you if you want to scour the internet to learn all about the technical aspects of Vibroacoustic Therapy, and trust us that you will find numerous research papers, articles, and websites devoted to the wonders of this therapy and its amazing benefits, including promising results with Parkinson's and Fibromyalgia. However, the long and the short of it is that this type of therapy has been used in one form or another across all continents for tens of thousands of years, whether in the form of chanting, singing, drums, bells, wind instruments, bowls, gongs, tuning forks, or other vibration and sound-producing devices.
From the Aboriginals of Australia who use the didgeridoo to heal illness, to shamans around the world who use vibration and touch for healing disease and balancing the body, to monks who use chanting and prayer, to the Great Pyramid of Giza which may have been designed as it was so to harness low frequency vibrations of the earth or to enhance sound resonation during chanting ceremonies, ancient civilizations have very successfully harnessed the amazing healing benefits of sound and vibration.
Vibroacoustic Therapy in its current form (transducers mounted to beds or mats) was pioneered in the 1980’s by inventors Olav Skille and Tony Wigram, and since then has been the subject of extensive research and well-documented studies that demonstrate overwhelmingly positive results in the treatment of numerous health conditions.
Depending on the condition being treated, audio waves ranging from 30 Hz to 120 Hz are transmitted directly to the body through the use of transducers in the specially designed bed you lay on (transducers are just a fancy word for a device that converts one form of energy to another - in this case music into vibration). You can optionally listen to music through the provided headphones, the combination of sound waves and music creating a wonderfully relaxing experience.
Vibroacoustic Sound Massage embodies the trinity of health that forms the foundation our practice was built on – holistic healing by treating the mind, body, and soul. Vibroacoustic Therapy is an extension of our love of music and our belief in its healing properties.
Music has been shown to have so many tremendous benefits. If it can positively affect mood, breathing, heartrate, blood pressure, sleep quality, and pain sensation just by listening to it, imagine what can happen when you not only hear the music but also feel it!
Use Vibroacoustic Therapy on its own, or combine it with one of our other Music Therapy options to amplify your experience!