Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy
Vibroacoustic sound therapy (VAT) is a safe and gentle form of therapy that utilizes low frequency sound waves to reduce stress, relieve pain, restore balance, and enhance quality of life. This technology is commonly used in physical therapy clinics, home health care settings, and hospitals to promote health and healing.
The treatment works by sending pulses of vibro-tactile music through special speakers or transducers embedded in mats, mattresses, chairs and therapy tables. As vibrations travel down through the spine into the brainstem and limbic system, it also activates auditory nerve connections to all muscles throughout the body.
These reactions signal the body to relax and floods the brain with feel-good chemicals like endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine. Furthermore, vibrations increase blood flow to injured tissue which stimulates natural healing processes while improving cellular functioning – enabling your body to heal itself naturally.
This technique has proven successful in treating a variety of conditions and diseases. For instance, it has been known to treat asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cystic fibrosis, pressure sores and ulcers by stimulating blood flow through the skin.
Additionally, it can aid patients with chemotherapy and help them relax during procedures like biopsies, blood draws, aspirations and other medical exams. Furthermore, it has proved useful in physical therapy and rehabilitative treatments following knee replacement surgery.
Many patients experience positive outcomes after just a few sessions of therapy, but repeated sessions can bring even greater advantages.
Vibroacoustic music has been specifically chosen to resonate with specific brainwaves and help promote healing effects. These frequencies have been selected based on research from neuroscience, such as Delta, Theta and alpha waves which correspond to REM sleep or deep relaxation states.
Delta Waves (0.5 – 4.0Hz) induce dreamless sleep and are associated with deepest relaxation. On the other hand, Theta Waves (4.0 – 7.0Hz) arise during deep meditation and are associated with creativity, imagination and visualization.
Clinical studies have demonstrated that vibroacoustic music can be an effective addition to medication or physical therapy for cancer, heart, lung and blood disorders as well as mood problems like depression. It has also been demonstrated to reduce symptoms like pain, tension, fatigue and nausea.
Many people with learning disabilities and sensory processing disorders find that vibrations from vibroacoustic music help to relax their minds and bodies, decreasing feelings of sadness, anger and anxiety. This therapy may also be beneficial for children and adults with Autism, ADHD or other learning disabilities which impair focus and learning.
This treatment is ideal for anyone seeking to enhance their overall wellness without the use of drugs or medications. It has especially proven beneficial to people with chronic illness, depressive and anxiety disorders or those seeking an alternative approach to traditional medical treatments.