What is Vibroacoustic Therapy?
Vibroacoustic therapy is a relatively new modality that utilizes low frequency (30-120Hz) sound waves to produce vibration via speakers or transducers which is then applied to the body. This technology has been developing since 1980 when Norwegian therapist and researcher Olav Skille experimented with low frequency sounds and developed the first Vibroacoustic Chair in the latter part of the 1980s.
Why Use It?
Vibroacoustic Therapy is usually applied via a massage table or chair custom made with transducers built right into it. This allows you to play music or certain sound frequencies right through the table and into your body. Sound is carried much more efficiently through water than through air, and our bodies are made up of over 70% water, so these frequencies vibrate throughout your whole body. This enables you to experience a "cellular massage", as the sound travels and vibrates your cells, blood, lungs, heart, and all other areas unreachable through conventional means. This results in increased relaxation, pain relief, etc. (see studies below) There is also increasing evidence of entraining the brain tactily via vibroacoustics. Nirvanic Mind™ has performed research into this, as well as combining traditional acoustical entrainment methods along with visual, and olfactory and oral (Ayurvedic herbs) supplementation with vibroacoustics for an unheard of full five-sense (sight, sound, touch, smell, and taste) experience.
Studies In the Use of Vibroacoustic Therapy