Q&A about Virboacoustic Therapy
What is a general description of a Vibroacoustic Therapy Session?
VAT sessions usually last 23 minutes, but sessions can last up to 80 minutes. The subject lies on a multiple transducer bed-pad,or sits in recliner fitted with a cushion with multiple transducers or uses a pillow. One selects a single frequency from an app.
VAT is sensed as gentle waves patting / tapping you from within. There is a soothing feeling of inner peace together with recharged vitality.
The outcome of the treatment is - reduction /elimination of pain, stress, insomnia and anxiety - with no chemicals involved.
Can Vibroacoustic Therapy be harmful in anyway?
Over 30 years of treatment directly with people who have disabilities and chronic diseases and feedback from therapists and their clients show no harm of treating with Olav Skille Vibroacoustic therapy in the range of 30Hz-120Hz , keeping low volume, 23 minutes per session.
Do you treat Cancer with Vibroacoustic Therapy?
We do NOT treat cancer. We may possibly reduce uncomfortable symptoms from the disease, or from side effects of therapy - at any time during the progress or regress.
What is the mechanism of VAT?
The mechanism of action of VAT is oscillation of the human nervous system with frequencies and resonance characteristics of various muscle groups. VAT combines these resonance frequencies programs based on experimentally based effects, evaluated by patient reactions. Thousands of research hours have taught us how to use these programs to relax, to stimulate, and to relieve pain.
VAT can also be called cell vibration therapy. Administered through comfortable sound furniture, the user is bathed repeatedly with pure, coherent (patterned & harmonious), sinusoidal sound waves. Waves of varying pitch, frequency and tone sweep the body; muscle groups, inner organs, bones and nerves tingle with vibration in sympathetic harmony as their own resonance frequencies are approached; the effect is like having a massage through the body. The experience is relaxing, as muscle tissue looses tension, blood flow improves and pain is eased.
Therapeutic sound, affects pulse rates, skin temperature, blood pressure, muscle tension and brain wave activity . These sounds can also help to release biochemical such as endorphins, ACTH and Cortisol in the brain and act as a natural painkiller. Human bone structure is also highly responsive to vibration. The bone structure continually transmits information from the more subtle internal vibration levels onto neural tissue.
Vibroacoustic Therapy (VAT) addresses the issues for which sounds are helpful and aims to 're-attune' the body back into harmony. VAT stimulates the regulatory, metabolic and immune systems back into balance. The required sound frequency is applied through an applicator device, -preferably transducers -, in order to reduce room noise and minimize energy loss, and has been found to be useful in rheumatic , bone and muscular disorders.
Sinusoidal sound (or sine) waves are used because of the purity of their sound. In theory there is no limit to the amount of harmonious overtones that can be created by coherent sine waves. Such high frequencies are found in the resonance of cell membranes and intra -cellular micro-tubules.
Biological tissue appears to be capable of storing energy, which can be released later when needed for high energy tasks, such as speeding up enzyme reactions.
Cell vibration actually make cells work better, as well as giving them periods of relaxation. It can be classified as a form of exercise, like jogging, for immobilized patients. For non-ambulant users, it can be said to be a form of "silent jogging"
Can Vibroacoustic Therapy Session be applied simultaneously with other treatment?
Yes. Sound stimuli can be done simultaneously with massage, physiotherapy etc., enhancing the accessibility of the patients.
The sensation of a VAT treatment, analogous to that of being vibrated, is very different from mechanical vibration. It is perceived as being more pleasant and less disturbing. The sensation of sine wave stimulation is both pleasing and smoothing. It is internal massage to organs, tissues and cells.
Vibroacoustic therapy is generic, holistic and integrative - it can be applied before, during and after an alternative treatment.
Because it minimizes the overwhelmed mind and calms the body, its very beneficial to be used before psychotherapy , bio feedback and any performance activities.
What are the advantages of using Vibroacoustic Therapy?
~VAT is drug-less and can ameliorate pain without clouding the mind and without the side effects found in drugs.
~VAT relaxes people. It reduces mental, emotional and physical stress daily.
~It relieves anxiety and pain.
~A solution for insomnia
~Reduces muscle tensions
~Culturally independent sound vibrations (in contrast to music therapy)
A number of complementary therapies such as yoga, herbal medicine and acupuncture - to name but a few - are effective in relieving stress; but most require some sort of effort from the patient's side. Acoustic cell vibration does not require any effort from the patient at all - it is purely receptive. Use of sound waves instead of mechanical vibration because sound waves will gently massage each cell in the body. VAT therapy is suitable for increasing physical and psychological well-being.
What are the research and studies?
How can Sound Foundation serve as a preventive wellness lifestyle tool?
Preventive life style includes the following: - sleeping well, reducing mental, emotional and physical stress daily, move the body, be inspired and creative, and eat healthy food.
Vibroacoustic therapy can address effectively 4 out of the 5:
-move the body
-create inner conditions for creativity
Are there testimonials and cases available?
Yes - take a look here for testimonials
Is it beneficial to exercise on a vibromat?
Yes. People with disabilities or after a surgery can do soft exercises with arms and legs
while lying on the mat. The gentle vibrations as "gymnastic to tissues & cells" may be beneficial to body movement which is essential to keeping good health. read more
What are other applications are there?
Finally What are the 7 most important things i should know about VibroAcoustic Therapy
1. Vibroacoustic Therapy is a generic, holistic and integrative balancing tool
2. It does not replace medical diagnosis and treatment
3. It is very effective way to reduce mental, emotional and physic stress daily with no efforts and in an easy soothing way.
4. It helps reduce insomnia
5. Together with imagery, it helps replace bad habits with better habits
6. Vibroacoustic therapy may be very beneficial for children and students.
Special need children with disabilities and chronic diseases and "regular children" facing stress, insomnia and anxiety may hug a pillow or stuffed animals as emotional support as well.
7. Keep the volume of the amplifier and your frequency storage device (phone/tablet) the lowest volume that you can still feel and sense.