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

Vibroacoustic therapy has been used in several different applications, from relaxation to increased reduction in post-operative recovery time. Many different widely published studies have been done proving the efficacy of vibroacoustic therapy. For example, in 1992 at the National Institute of Health, Dr. George Patrick, PH.D., utilized vibroacoustic therapy on 267 patients who were suffering from conditions such as cancer, mood disorders, and various organ disorders. After the treatment, patients perceived level of relaxation increased 33%. He also noted an overall 63% reduction of perceived pain. Since then, over 15,000 patients have been treated with this therapy at the institute. Another study from the Jupiter Medical Center of Florida showed chemotherapy patients reducing anxiety by 62.8% and fatigue by 61.6%. Duke University conducted a study with vibroacoustic therapy and cerebal palsy and found a 22% increase in range of motion of the patients. These are just a few of the many examples of the benefits of vibroacoustic therapy.
For those of you who own a vibroacoustic sound table, chair, or mat, playing a Nirvanic Mind™ vibroacoustically enhanced product will enable you to not only deeply relax from the tactile reponse, but with an Audiostrobe® compatible light/sound device, you can experience a session entraining you via your eyes, ears, and your whole body. No other company offers such an experience.