What is VAT?

VAT (Vibroacoustic Therapy) is based on the principle that life is vibration. Matter, including the human body, vibrates all the time, at various frequencies. Sound and music also vary in frequency. Therefore, when the various frequencies of sound and/or music are converted to vibration which is introduced to the human body, it can be utilized to bring the body into a state of healthy resonance.

Fact is that the body is over 70% water and because sound travels 5 times more efficiently through water than through air, therefore applying sound frequency stimulation directly into the body is a highly effective means for total body stimulation at a deep cellular level. As the body’s water is moved by the vibration, its molecules are reacting and communicating with each other. As this communication occurs, harmony and a healthy resonance are restored in the body.

In order for the body to receive and be able to understand and respond to the vibrations, specific frequencies are used to obtain a specific effect. This is pure vibroacoustic therapy, or VAT.

“Everything in life is vibration.”

–Albert Einstein

How VAT works.

Vibroacoustic therapy uses low frequencies and therapeutic music, composed to complement the frequencies, delivered through special speakers called transducers. The transducers can be embedded within some sort of furniture such as portable mats, mattresses, and massage tables, custom tables, beds and recliners.

As a person’s body has contact with the embedded speakers, the music is sent from the source into the transducers and then is felt by the body as vibration and heard by the ears as sound. The vibro-tactile input stimulates nerve bundles along the spine, up into the brain stem and then through the limbic system.

The sound/music is usually delivered to your body through the combination of transducer speakers and headphones or ambient speakers, and is experienced as soothing three-dimensional physiological vibration and psychological event.

What VAT does.

Sound penetrates deep. It stimulates the medulla in the brain stem and activates the auditory nerve that connects with all the muscles of the body. These reactions signal the body to relax and flood the brain with mood lifting chemicals. In addition, the low frequencies also cause a relaxation of the tissues, and a dilation of blood vessels and an opening of the lymphatic pathways which in turn increases the body’s ability to heal.

Vibroacoustic therapy frequencies correspond to key brainwave activities. Vibroacoustic therapy functions within the same frequency range that the body’s energy channels operate at. We can bring these energy channels into healthy alignment with Vibroacoustic therapy.

The use of low sound waves in conjunction with specially designed music will ease you into a deep inner peace. Binaural beats may be utilized to deepen effects and elicit alpha/theta brain states.

Vibroacoustic therapy provides sensual stimulation. Vibroacoustic therapy is a life changing, mind-blowing, 3-dimensional, full body sound experience!

Is VAT safe?

Sound/Music therapy and Brain Entrainment is not new. Brainwave entrainment is proven to be a safe, simple and pleasant way to relieve a variety of symptoms. It is now used in hospitals and clinics around the world.

More than 40,000 hours of therapy have been provided to patients in the United States and Europe. There is not a single report of risk or mishap. No significant adverse effects have also been found.

Contraindications:

Individuals with pacemakers, active or borderline psychosis, open wounds, external or internal bleeding (except menstrual) or bleeding disorders, recent thrombosis or DVT, suspected embolism, being pregnant, or had recent surgery, should not use VAT.

VAT health benefits.

Fibromyalgia

Arthritis

Joint and Muscle pain

Neck, Shoulder & Backache

Rheumatism

Fatigue

Headache and Migraine

Parkinson's and Alzheimer's

Autism and ADHD/ADD

PTSD and Depression

Impaired circulation

Sleep disorders

Stroke recovery

Digestive disorders

Stress and Anxiety

...and others

Vibroacoustic therapy is a safe, drug-free, non-invasive approach to reducing pain and anxiety and improving quality of life. Whether you are suffering from work overload or are dealing with a serious medical condition, vibroacoustic therapy is a powerful modality that will help you relax and allow healing to take place.

Vibroacoustic therapy has been studied by researchers worldwide for over 40 years including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and can be used in conjunction with any other therapy, whether it is Western allopathic medicine or alternative therapies. NIH reports the benefits of using VAT for Parkinson’s, PTSD, anxiety disorders, depression, autism and learning difficulties, dementia, stress, pain relief, fibromyalgia, insomnia, physical injuries, brain function, COPD, asthma, ease the impact of conventional cancer treatment, and much more…

  1. The Limbic System is signaled to return to a calm state, and over time helps the body to become better at self-regulation and more resilient to stressors.
  2. The Relaxation Response is activated, which creates a cascade of positive physical and emotional health benefits.
  3. The heart rate slows and heart rate variability (HRV) improves, which is an indicator of stress resilience.
  4. Blood pressure lowers, which reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack.
  5. Muscles relax, which in turn can reduce pain from tension and spasms.
  6. Pain lessens through a combination of increased relaxation and an increase of “happy” hormones.
  7. Circulation increases, which nourishes the cells and organs.
  8. Range of motion and sensory awareness improves
  9. A feeling of calm and peace is promoted while reducing nausea, anxiety, fatigue and depression.
  10. Stimulates deep massage of tissues, intestines and skin surface.

When you are seeking healthy alternatives for combating stress, pain, and illness, you should consider the Ancient wisdom of vibro-tactile input. Today modern technology makes it possible for this healing modality to be put into practice.

Our VAT system.

The RestStation™ lounge VAT system, we use in our clinic, is one of the leading integrated audio/visual vibroacoustic systems that employs cutting edge technology and the latest research in holistic therapy methods. It utilizes precisely choreographed music from our Quantum Sound Library that is synchronized with low frequency sine tones and binaural beats to produce sound, frequency and vibration stimulation that are applied to the body at a deep cellular level.

The sounds and the music in each program of our Quantum Sound Library are based on ancient and modern science from the field of Sound Healing and Therapy, and from information and research at the Sound and Consciousness Institute in San Francisco. Special attention has been paid to the creation of each of the sounds used in each program. The sounds are as powerful as the music itself.

RestStation's major benefit is the calming effect the system has by bringing you into a meditative state, which takes about 15 minutes, and the binaural beats and healing frequencies trigger the body’s natural relaxation response. It's this unique combination that helps overcome deep rooted, negative patterns of thoughts and behavior.

If you would like to experience the amazing healing powers of VAT yourself, book a RestStation therapy session.

History of VAT.

The earliest known use of a vibro-tactile method for healing comes from the Aboriginal people of Australia, who have used the didgeridoo, a wind instrument made from hollowed limbs from eucalyptus trees, for at least 40,000 years. While many indigenous shamans around the world continue to use vibro-tactile methods for healing and balancing disease in the body, we lost sight of the powerful benefits of vibro-tactile healing. It has taken great thinkers and scientists millennia to return to this lost knowledge.

The use of sound made its way into “modern” medicine in 1928 when German scientist Erwin Schliephake discovered that short sound waves accelerated healing in cancer patients. In 1938 another German scientist named Raimar Pohlman went on to demonstrate the therapeutic properties of ultrasound.

Olav Skille and Tony Wigram have been driving forces behind our current understanding of Vibroacoustic therapy as a research-based healing technique. Skille began his work and research in 1968 by developing equipment and music software to deliver vibro-tactile input to young people with Rett Syndrome in Scandinavia. He discovered Vibroacoustic therapy to be beneficial for such conditions as asthma, autism, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, insomnia, pain and Parkinson’s disease. He described the three main areas of effect from Vibroacoustic therapy as being:

  • Spasmolytic and muscle-relaxing effect
  • Increase in blood flow to the extremities
  • Marked but varying effects to the vegetative state

In England, Wigram began his own research in the 1990s, using some of Skille’s techniques to help adults with cognitive disabilities and behavioral challenges. He used the techniques with individuals with self-abusive behaviors and anxiety. The passion and dedicated research from both of these men has been invaluable to our understanding of sound and vibration as a healing modality.

In 1999, the National Institute of Health published research into the use of Vibroacoustic therapy for addressing pain and symptoms that often accompany pain such as anxiety and depression. Although the results of the study were published in 1999, the study itself has been ongoing and continues to show similar positive results. There are presently a number of forward thinking hospitals in the United States that use Vibroacoustic therapy as an adjunct to conventional treatments such as surgery and chemotherapy.

More Info.

Here are some additional videos for learning more about VAT.

Schumann Revealed

Nikola Tesla Code 3-6-9

VAT for Anxiety and Stress - Jonathan Adams

Reality Is Energy