Our first experience with sound is in the womb where we felt the comforting vibration of our mother’s heartbeat and voice. Sound waves move through water five times more efficiently than through air, and the fact that the human body is made up of more than 50% water means our body is a great receptor for sound waves and vibroacoustic therapy. The word vibroacoustic comes from the root word vibro (to vibrate) and acoustics (to hear); vibroacoustic therapy involves music and/or sound that is felt as well as heard.
Benefits of the Vibroacoustic Sound Bed include but are not limited to:
*Lower Blood Pressure
*Relaxes Muscles, Reduces Pain
*Increased Sleep Quality
*Speeds Healing Time
*Regulates Limbic System
*Makes Us More Resilient to
The goal of any vibroacoustic experience is to achieve a state of deep relaxation. Vibroacoustic therapy is a noninvasive therapy with no known negative side effects.
Vibroacoustic Therapy works by combining physical and mental stimulation, creating a mind-body connection.
THE RELAXATION RESPONSE
Harvard Professor Herbert Benson coined the term relaxation response and found that the relaxation response has many long-term health benefits as well as the immediate positive effects during the vibroacoustic session. In one study of outpatient chemotherapy patients revealed a 61% overall reduction of patient-reported symptoms after vibroacoustic therapy sessions.*
NEURONAL INHIBITION OF PAIN
A benefit of vibroacoustic music might result from the stimulation of bulb-like structures surrounding nerve endings that are sensitive to pressure. They react to vibroacoustic stimulation in the 60 to 600Hz range. When stimulated, they send messages to the brain that appears to inhibit the pain impulse.
Vibration may assist in cellular cleansing with positive effects on health. In parts of our body where there is muscle and organ movement to assist, this cleansing happens when the interstitial fluids move across surfaces. In the brain, vibrations may assist with the diffusion of toxic substances, much like shaking particles out of a rug.
*Boyd-Brewer C, Coope V, First International Institute on the Arts in Healing, Florida Atlantic University