Vibroacoustic Therapy has been safely used for decades without any significant adverse affects, and there are few risks associated with treatment. However, there are some contraindications that clients need to be aware of. Please read through this page carefully, as certain conditions may require you to cancel or re-schedule your appointment, or bring a note from your primary healthcare provider indicating you are able to receive treatment.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to use the vibration bed at all if any of the following are applicable to you:
Pacemaker or other serious cardiac condition (note: there are magnets in the transducers).
Recent psychosis (active or borderline).
Implants that may be affected by magnets.
Significant spinal injuries (or slipped or bulging disc).
A medical condition such as very low blood pressure, epilepsy, bleeding disorder, or deep vein thrombosis (blood clot).
History of blackouts, heart attacks, or seizures.
If any of the following are applicable to you, please reschedule your appointment to a time when you are feeling well again and/or have received written authorization from your primary healthcare provider:
Cold, the flu, ear/sinus/throat infection, open wounds, infectious skin disease, or any contagious illness, active infection, or communicable disease.
Pregnancy (regardless of term).
Under the influence of recreational drugs or alcohol.
Recent surgery or have suffered a significant injury.
Note: Parental accompaniment required for all children and teens under age 16. Children will not be treated without an initial consultation with a parent first, and appointments must be made via phone, as appointments for those under 16 are only accepted during certain times.
Warnings of Over-Exposure
Vibroacoustic Therapy is very safe, but like everything, too much of a good thing isn't always a good thing.
While it is not uncommon to feel some focal pain or other physical discomfort during or after treatment (especially with pain conditions such as fibromyalgia), this feeling should be minor and should pass quickly. While brief or mild symptoms may be a positive sign that your body is responding favourably to treatment, prolonged or more severe symptoms may be the result of over-exposure.
Symptoms of over-exposure may appear if the duration of your session was too long or the volume was too high. It may also result if a frequency was used that was not right for your particular body. In most cases you would need to be on the bed for more than a couple of hours in a session for over-exposure to occur, so it is extremely unlikely this will be an issue given that our sessions are only 30 and 60 minutes, but we want to be upfront about possible risks so you can make an educated decision about your health.
Over-exposure symptoms include:
*Cold sweats or dizziness.
*Unpleasant and/or strong heart activity.
*Increased muscular or other acute pain.
If these symptoms persist or become troublesome, please contact a healthcare provider and ensure all symptoms have resolved prior to trying another session. Please advise your service provider of any negative side effects you experienced during or after your treatment.