VibroAcoustic Sound Therapy (VAT)
How It Works and What the Benefits Are
For Relaxation, Serious Healing, and Getting High on Sound
(Accessing Higher States of Consciousness)
The ancient Sanskrit phrase Nada Brahma means “the World Is Sound.” We now understand, through scientific and historical discovery, that sound is the organizing principle of matter.
Basis of How Sound Works
The basis of all sound healing therapy is creating Consistent, Stable Vibrations/Frequencies to overcome Chaotic Vibrations physically, mentally, and emotionally (Cellular and Brainwave Entrainment.) When smooth consistent frequencies and music are played through the memory foam bed speakers (transducers), they are not only heard through the ear but also delivered in stereo massaging waves directly to the body vibrating every part inside and out: cells, muscles, tendons, organs, nerves, spinal cord, areas of the brain, brainstem, and more. All this while life-transforming music plays into your ears and brain creating profound blissful states. It all contributes to homeostasis — physically, mentally, emotionally, and even Spiritually. The experience can only be described as multi-dimensional. You must experience it to appreciate it!
The Sounds and Music
I use music from the top Sound Healing Music Producer on the planet, David Gibson. David Gibson wrote the #1 selling books in both Audio Recording and Production and in Sound Healing. All of the Music incorporates sophisticated Quantum Healing Frequencies and Binaural Beat Brainwave Entrainment. Not only is the music healing, but it can transport you into a high state of bliss.
The Cymatic Frequencies – You don’t listen to them they are played directly into your body for targeted healing of specific issues. We have Cymatic frequencies for: Arthritis, Asthma, Bones, Brain, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Circulatory System, Depression Relief, Digestion, Endocrine System, Muscles, Nerves, Tendons, Ligaments, and Respiratory System. These are the most well-researched frequencies on the planet and are the work of Dr. Peter Guy Manners.
Add on a Live Sound Bath:
You can also choose to have a live sound bath with over 45 sound healing world instruments played especially for you while lying on the vibroacoustic sound bed/lounge with these specialized targeted frequency sessions. You don’t have to just lay there you can be bathed in a live sound healing concert just for you!
Relaxation and Stress Reduction
There is nothing better. Calms the mind and the body and is extremely rejuvenating.
Healing – Our research shows all of the VibroAcoustic tools to be 75% – 85% effective in getting rid of symptoms and resolving issues. Some of the many ailments that these tools can help with include pain management, sleep, anxiety, depression, PTSD, neurological disorders, stroke, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s, sports preparation and injury, and traumatic brain injury.
With our music, people commonly report being able to access higher states of consciousness resulting in inner peace, balance, well-being, spiritual awareness, interconnectedness, and a feeling of Oneness with fellow humans and nature. Commonly people are in tears as the music and vibration open their hearts.
PROVEN BENEFITS – CLINICAL RESEARCH
Clinical research from around the world has shown a myriad of positive effects from Sound and Music coupled with VibroAcoustics.
John Stuart Reid is an English acoustics engineer, scientist, and inventor. He has studied the world of sound for over 30 years and speaks extensively about his research findings to audiences throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Inventor of the CymaScope Pro, John's work is inspired by acoustic pioneers, Ernst Chladni, Mary D. Waller, and Hans Jenny and has taken their findings to a new level. His primary interests lie in investigating sound as a formative force and discovering why sound heals.
John Stuart Reid has made amazing discoveries through his research of sound frequencies using blood samples and more, working with scientists and doctors, and cutting-edge equipment. Below are some of his amazing finds:
Many of the biological mechanisms are activated by specific sound frequencies and by music, including:
Enhances nitric oxide (NO) production through active and passive acoustic stimulation of the nasal cavities and lungs by specific sound frequencies and music, resulting in a broad range of health benefits.
Nitric oxide production is essential for overall health because it allows blood, nutrients, and oxygen to travel to every part of your body effectively and efficiently.
Promotes pain mediation through stimulation of the body’s large A-beta fibers or A-alpha fibers in the area experiencing pain, thus causing the pain ‘gate’ to close. Also mediates pain by the ‘Descending Inhibition of Pain’ system, also referred to as the ‘top-down’ modulation of pain. Such effects can be initiated by music (or white noise) as a result of activating endogenous opioids.
The vagus nerve is stimulated via ‘sonopuncture’, particularly via the ears and voice, thus regulating internal organ functions, including digestion, heart rate, and respiratory rate, as well as promoting vasomotor activity and anti-inflammatory effects. Specific very low (sub-audible) frequencies may also be applied by full ear headphones, combined with music.
Increases the availability of oxygen binding to hemoglobin molecules by low-frequency sound pressure, thus breaking the pain-spasm-pain cycle or ‘splinting cycle’ by increasing the availability of oxygen to affected tissues.
Increases the availability of oxygen binding to hemoglobin molecules by low-frequency sound pressure, thus aiding tissue repair mechanisms.
Promotes stress reduction with a consequent reduction in blood pressure and cortisol levels, and induces a state of joy with a consequent increase in dopamine levels, leading to a proliferation of leukocytes, thus boosting immune system efficiency.
Stimulates the brain binaurally—by binaural beats—to create changes in brain state, with physiological benefits.
Stimulates cells that are ‘sleeping’ in the G0 phase, encouraging them to return to the normal cell cycle.
Clinical Research in Hospitals and Institutions:
An extraordinary discovery by the Neils Bohr Institute: Nerve impulses propagate as sound pulses (solitons)
Pain can also be experienced that is not a consequence of nociception, categorized as ‘neurogenic’ pain, stemming from neural circuit disconnections, and has been found to be mediated by vibratory analgesia. For example, in a study with fibromyalgia patients, positive effects were obtained with 40Hz vibro-tactile stimulation of the body.*
Another vibro-tactile study mentioned that patients with chronic pain syndromes, such as fibromyalgia, complain of widespread pain and tenderness, as well as non-refreshing sleep, cognitive dysfunction, and negative mood. In a study with 28 normal pain-free patients, 29 fibromyalgia patients, and 19 subjects with neck or back pain, a 100Hz vibrating probe effectively created analgesic mechanisms in patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain, including fibromyalgia.
** *Naghdi, L. et al. The effect of low-frequency sound stimulation on patients with fibromyalgia: A clinical study. Pain Res. Manag. 2015, 20. E21-e27.
** Staud R. et al. Attenuation of Experimental Pain by Vibro-Tactile Stimulation in Patients with Chronic Local or Widespread Musculoskeletal Pain. European Journal of Pain. 2011 September; 15(8): 836–842. DOI:10.1016/j.ejpain.2011
National Institute of Health
Ongoing since 1995, the National Institutes of Health runs the most extensive program in the U.S. for vibroacoustic pain and symptom reduction, treating over 50,000 patients per year. In one study, Dr. George Patrick measured the physiological and behavioral effectiveness of these interventions with 272 patients and found over 50% experienced a reduction of both pain and symptoms. He theorizes that this pain relief is relaxation-induced. Not only that, but he believes that multiple mechanisms of the body may use music/vibration to regain healthy homeostasis.
According to studies done by George Patrick, PhD, just one sound treatment entrains about a 33 percent increase in perceived relaxation levels and a 54 percent reduction of the intensity of pain, tension, fatigue, nausea, headache, and depression.
The study shows a treatment on a sound bed provide the following:
• Slowed heart rate
• Reduced oxygen consumption
• Decreased blood pressure
• Slowed respiration rate
• Relaxed muscles
Mentally the study also showed:
• Deep relaxation
• Changed brainwave frequencies (generally slowing down from beta to alpha and alpha to theta or delta)
• Cleared the mind from anxiety
• Created a feeling of calm and peacefulness
As an additional benefit, vibroacoustics can help people learn to recognize the state of relaxation and, over time, become able to reach relaxation at will. Vibroacoustics is a great way to learn how to relax and develop relaxation as a daily habit!
Olav Skille Research
Olav Skille discovered Vibroacoustic Therapy to be beneficial for conditions such as asthma, autism, cystic fibrosis, cerebral palsy, insomnia, pain, and Parkinson’s disease, describing the three main areas of effect from Vibroacoustic Therapy as being (1) Spasmolytic and muscle-relaxing effect, (2) Increase in blood flow to the extremities, and (3) Marked but varying effects to the vegetative state.
In a study performed on 40 patients experiencing lumbar regional pains it was found that, after being given a VibroAcoustic Therapy session, 75% of participants experienced a complete dissolution of pain while 10% experienced a significant decrease in it.
It’s been found that sound bed treatments can lead to a significant decrease in muscle spasms in just about any part of the body. How could you not smile after one?
In a study that took 32 individuals in the same workspace over the course of three months, it was found that after exposing them to VibroAcoustic therapy over the course of three months that there was an 80 percent decrease in anxiety levels.
Vibracoustic Therapy more often than not leads to a slowed heart rate and thus an improved heart rate variability (HRV), which is an indicator of stress resilience.
Vibroacoustic treatments have shown time and time again to increase circulation, which nourishes the cells and organs of the body.
Vibroacoustic sound therapy has been shown to reduce symptoms of ADD/ADHD in children with profound and multiple learning difficulties as well as in the elderly in long-term residential care.
Other benefits of Vibroacoustic therapy include blood flow stimulation (making pressure sores and ulcers heal faster), swelling reduction, as well as muscle and back alleviation and joint improvement.
Jupiter Medical Center
Tests with chemotherapy patients at the Jupiter Medical Center in Florida found similar results: 62.8% reduction of anxiety and 61.6% reduction of fatigue for 27 patients in 41 vibroacoustics sessions.
A study at Duke University Medical Center also reported significant pain reduction for 20 women who underwent surgery for various cancers. Also at Duke, vibroacoustics was tested in physical therapy sessions following total knee replacements, showing that the tools helped to increase range of motion. Additionally, heart surgeons using vibroacoustics therapy during cardiac surgery recovery found significant decreases in patients’ use of sedative and pain medication, time spent on the ventilator, time spent in the cardiac unit, and overall time spent in the hospital.
Mindful Research Study
In a study that took 110 participants self-reporting stress levels of 4 or higher on a scale of 0-10 it was found that after spending 25 minutes on a Sound Lounge in a dimly lit room that there was a significant decrease in stress levels, with a majority of the participants saying they would recommend others to use a Sound Lounge.
The Sound Lounge helps induce a state of deep meditation which provides benefits similar to sleep that lower blood pressure, reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression; and allow for the onset of creative ideas.
Bio Therapy Study
57% Reduction in Stress
53% Reduction in Racing Thoughts
56% Reduction in Muscle Tension
52% Reduction in Impulsiveness
47% Reduction in Depression
47% Reduction in Fear
54% Reduction in Body Aches
48% Reduction in Anger
46% Reduction in Cravings
44% Reduction in Headaches
Psychological and Physiological Transformation
Music produces alterations in physiology. Soothing music can produce a response characteristic of relaxation in which autonomic, immune, endocrine, and neuropeptide systems are altered. Likewise, it produces desired psychological responses such as reductions in anxiety and fear. Some responses have been linked to effects on the hemispheric functioning of the brain and the limbic system. High psychophysiological stress levels inhibit or block learning. Thus music can be the catalyst to facilitate mental suggestion, and enhance our own learning ability and self-healing capacities. Music is now being used in many areas of medicine including labor and delivery, ICU, CCU, surgery, dentistry, neurology, psychiatry, gerontology, rehabilitation, oncology, pain and stress management, and many others.
International studies continue to attest to the effectiveness of VibroAcoustic Therapy as an intervention for clinical populations in the treatment of cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, migraine headaches, gastrointestinal ulcers, Raynaud’s disease, Parkinson’s, fibromyalgia, polyarthritis, sports injury, low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, autism, insomnia, depression, and anxiety disorders.
Interviews and Testimonials
Massage therapists have found consistent themes in the use of sound tables in the way they assist in enhancing therapies by encouraging muscles, facial and connective tissues to relax more quickly, consequently increasing the depth and duration of massage effects. They often note a reduction in their physical effort, as the sound table is like having an extra set of hands. In addition, enthusiastic clients have a high return rate and spread positive word-of-mouth that increases the client base
Watch Vibroacoustic (VAT) Sound Lounge Testimonials
Ted Bench ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I am an eighty-six-year-old man who has had seven fractures of the spine and back surgery. I also have several other painful issues with my back. I had surgery in May of 2013 but was still in pain and taking pain medications for relief. I bought a package of six treatments. I didn't know what to expect, I had never heard of Sound Therapy, Crystal Singing Bowls, or Vibroacoustics but after the first treatment, I felt so good that I was hooked. After two treatments I was telling all my friends and family about the Crystal Bowls their sounds, and vibrations, and how I saw beautiful colors during my treatments. On the fourth treatment, I was in such a deep relaxed state that I felt I was floating like an angel. After being on the bed my pain was less than it had been in years. Since starting my treatments in April of 2014 I only take an aspirin a day. I love the treatments and can’t wait to go each time. My quality of life has improved so much. I have told countless people about what for me seems to be a miraculous treatment for pain. Barb is an amazingly caring and gifted healer.
Alice Bowmen ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I had a private session including the vibroacoustic sound bed lounge and sound bath with Barbara Spaulding at Sound Healing. It was amazing like nothing I had ever experienced. After talking with me about what was going on with me physically, mentally, and spiritually she decided on what frequencies and music to use for my specific needs. I lay on the sound bed, with targeted healing frequencies chosen just for me for maximum benefits playing directly into my body giving me a massage with sound, vibrating every part of me inside and out. During this Barbara played a live custom sound bath with so many beautiful unique world sound healing instruments. I have been to many sound baths but never experienced so many different instruments and sounds as with Barbara. Most people just expect quartz crystal or Tibetan singing bowls at a sound bath, which she not only plays in the most mellow of ways but also so many other unique beautiful healing instruments. I felt like I was on a beautiful journey of world sound. All this was followed by Psychoacoustic music played through me on the sound bed which was also chosen specially for me and my specific needs. Listening to the music with headphones while feeling the music massaging me in waves and entraining my brain to the chosen beneficial brainwave state for my desired outcome was incredible. Feeling the music in every part of my body and hearing it too was almost otherworldly and took me into a deep state of meditation in which I saw beautiful colors and images. I left feeling so relaxed and blissful. Just a wonderful experience! I slept so well that night and any symptoms I had were significantly reduced or gone altogether. Thank you, Barbara and Sound Healing!
The Vibroacoustic bed- has been A GAME CHANGER for me and my family.- Our ailments?- ADHD, Autism, Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Neck and Back Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Sciatica, and most recently- STROKE Recovery. Helped us ALL with symptoms- requiring less medication and feeling considerably more at ease with life! The bed actually made me go deeper into a trance during our Chakra Balancing!
Mary Youngblood ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Her vibroacoustic bed is a must if you’ve never experienced it before, you literally feel sound energy going to your body by the time you’re finished You are transformed mind-body, and spirit.
Linnea Linnéa ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Thank you Barbara for sharing your gifts with me. One of the best experiences I ever treated myself to. Felt like I was floating on a vibrational melodic cloud. I was so relaxed, that I went into a deeper state of consciousness. Can't wait for my next chance to experience this again.
Charles S ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Love everything about what you are doing! An extremely unique experience that has helped me in so many ways. It has truly fine-tuned my body, mind, and soul as well as given me a much-needed breath of fresh air. From doctors to clinics and so forth, nothing has actually worked like this has for me. I hope many more people get to feel for themselves what a blessing this can be."
Vibroacoustic Sound Lounge/Bed Session Prices
20-30 minute session on Sound Lounge with Psychoacoustic Music only: $55
60 - 90 minute session on Sound Lounge with Psychoacoustic Music only: $95
35-50 minute session on Sound Lounge with Targeted Cymatic Frequencies only: $60
40 to 60-minute Live Sound Bath session with Targeted Frequencies on the Sound Bed: $115
60 to 90-minute session with Sound Bath, Targeted Frequencies, & Psychoacoustic music on the Sound Bed: $130
90-minute Guided Chakra Balancing, private session with Crystal Bowls and other Sound Healing instruments, Targeted Frequencies, and Psychoacoustic music on the Sound Bed: $150
Two-person appointments include the Sound Bed, Targeted Frequencies, Live Sound Bath, and Psychoacoustic music. One person is on the Sound Bed, the other listens while lying in a zero gravity chair. Afterward, they switch places and the second person lies on the Sound Bed and experiences Psychoacoustic Music on the sound bed while the first person lies in the zero gravity chair and listens. $175
Sound Healing and Hypnosis Private Session on Sound Bed with Targeted Frequencies - with Barbara Spaulding: $295
Sound Healing and Hypnosis Private session with Barbara Spaulding and Mary Strauss Youngblood, Hypnotist and Psychic Medium on Sound Bed with Targeted Frequencies: $395
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