|Tactile Sound Massage and Vibroacoustic Newsletter|
This issue of the newsletter features an interview with Tim JaneK, RMT, a short article by Olav Skille on on the effect of varying the speed of amplitude waves in VAT, as well as the featured CD of the month.
Every Newsletter will have a short article or interview with a therapist or spa who uses a Tactile Sound Massage table in their work. The intent is to share ideas of how their rooms are set up, what music they use, etc. We have lined up a number of practitioners from around the globe who will be sharing information with the rest of the world. If you would also like to share with the group, please conact me by email.
Inner Soulutions LLC
Tim Janek, RMT
Healing Path Bodywork, Houston, TX
An Article by Olav Skille
"VAT is essentially the application of one single frequency to the body for 23 minutes (standard length). In order not to make an "overload" to the body I use amplitude variations. During the years I have tried many time intervals between the peaks. Some patients feel that the intervals interfere with their natural breathing. The reason patients feel this is usually a defense mechanism in those patients who are too attached to their muscular "shield" of mental and physical protection. They fear loosing control and letting the VAT "envelope" the body's automatic reactions to change we are exposing them to. One way to treat such patients is to make long amplitude peak intervals, so they can predict both peaks and silent phases intellectually. They will still experience the massage, but not with the total relaxation the normal peak-to-peak rhythm will provide. In order to assist the various levels of personal comfort in patients, I make the CDs with three different amplitude ratios. This means each frequency is standardized now in three amplitude variations. I can also make amplitude variations according to individual specifications. The frequencies can be ordered in short - long or extremely long amplitude intervals. The base frequencies in Hz will still be the same unless you order special frequencies adapted to your needs." - Olav
Vibroacoustic Therapy referred to as VAT has a physical element that is more profound than most other therapies that use music and sounds as therapeutic medium. Music and the massaging frequencies are transferred directly to the body of the client who is lying on a massage table which is equipped with transducers.
VAT Sound Therapy equipment produces an effect by which physical vibrations are felt by your body when the device is connected to a sound source. They bathe you with relaxing or healing vibrations and encapsulate you in soothing sounds as your stresses melt away. Vibroacoustic tables can vibrate at a variety of speeds at the same time, dueto the different vibrational rates of each note in a piece of music.
Vibroacoustic Therapy uses sinusoidal, low frequency (30 - 120 Hz), waves alone or blended with music, for therapeutic use. The soothing vibrations will relax muscles and enhance circulation as the waves move throughout the physical body.
The principle of Vibroacoustic Therrapy and method of application were publicly described for the first time in 1982 by Olav Skille at the first ISFMM symposium. By 2001, therapists had collected data from more than 40,000 hours of practical use of VAT.
|Featured Tactile Sound Music CD|
This is an excellent CD for use in the Tactile Sound Tables and is wonderful for massage, stress release and relaxation.
"Janalea's Musical Acupuncture gives me the same comforting, tingling feeling I get with laughing gas at the dentist's office." - Therapist
"I work with teenagers, age 13-17, that are inpatients in a hospital for behavioral problems, and attention deficit disorder. These kids have great difficulty relaxing. I introduced them to musical acupuncture and much to their surprise, the music calmed them down. Now they request it. I find my groups more manageable when I play this CD." - Recreation Therapist, K.C., MO
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