Tactile Sound Massage and Vibroacoustic Newsletter )
Sharing information on the use of Vibroacoustics and more April - May 2007
in this issue
  • Sound Massage Article
  • Vibroacoustic Therapy Article
  • Featured Tactile Sound Music CD

    This issue of the newsletter features an interview with Trisha Adams, LMT, and a Vibroacoustic Therapy article by Suzanne Jonas, Ed.D., a Behavioral Medicine Psychotherapist and Bioacoustics Practitioner in Maryville, TN. She is the director of Inner Harmony Health Center, and a trainer in the field of sound therapy and MusicMedicine.

    We would like to remind you of upcoming Conferences.

    • World Congress of VAT 2008 -
      The arranging of the first World Congress on VAT in Zagreb, Croatia is underway. April 8 - 10, 2008 (Preliminary dates) Please contact
      ana@malakuca.org in order to receive the invitation details when they are completed. The response to this request will give an idea of the amount of participants that must be prepared for.
      Users of any kind of sound furniture of any generic name or system are welcome. Updated Oct. 2007 - download a .pdf info sheet.

    • Los Angeles, CA - May 9 - 12, 2008
    • San Francisco, CA - May 11 - 14, 2008



    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 build community and to share ideas of how their rooms are set up, what music they use, how they market their Tables, etc. A number of practitioners from around the globe are sharing information with the rest of the world. If you would also like to share with the group of over 200 people, please contact me by email. stephen@vibroacoustic.org

    Stephen Deuel
    Managing Director
    Inner Soulutions LLC

    Hydraulic Lift Stationary Tactile Sound Table We have recently introduced a New Tactile Sound Table,
    The Evolution Series . We are extremely impresed by the Nnew Technology Transducers. While our regular Tactile Sound Massage Tables are excellent, the new transducers raise the tables and your experience to the next level.

    We have also recently introduced a new Folding Tactile Sound Mat based upon the New Technology Transducers

    Stationary Tactile Sound Tables are available with electric Hydraulic Lifts. We create these tables from the ground up, just as we do with our folding tables. For more info, Click Here.

    Sound Table Interview
    Table with connectors

    Trisha Adams, LMT

    Mt. Ida, Arkansas

    My life as a massage therapist began in 1993. Ten years later my husband and I relocated to Mount Ida, AR where we built a home with an area designed specifically for the massage business. It is more successful than I would have ever imagined.

    Q - Trisha, you have one of our Tactile Sound Tables with a hydraulic lift. How is it working out for you?

    A - My table is wonderful and has made my life immeasurably better. I have the electric hydraulic lift making it easy for all my clients to get on and off the table, but especially for my oldest and most loyal client. She is an 87-year-old beautiful woman with post polio syndrome and receives a massage every week. All my clients are amazed by the quietness of the hydraulics.

    The sound vibration can be subtle or can rock the house – and yes I have had request for both extremes and have been happy to accommodate. I try to keep it lower only because the subtleties are so much more powerful. The clients who want to really feel the vibrations don’t leave disappointed, but amazingly on their next visit, they seem completely happy with a lesser vibrational experience.

    Q - How has owning the Tactile Sound Table changed things for you?

    A - I love the fact that people are just melting - even first time clients who have no idea what to expect from a massage. I had a client recently come for her first massage in 15 years. The previous one was a 20-minute bathhouse massage. Her neck and shoulders were very tight and she was in pain. Within minutes of being on the tactile sound table, I could feel and see the change in her body. My job immediately became easier. After her initial session, she was much improved, and she is now coming every 2 weeks for a massage.

    I had clients who would stay awake to ‘help’ me as I massaged. Now, they often fall asleep or go to a deep relaxing state where they no longer feel the need to ‘help’ me.

    I’m not as physically or mentally tired at the end of the day because I benefit from the sound and vibrations. The electric hydraulic tactile sound table allows me to gently raise or lower my client during the massage, which is a tremendous help with my body mechanics.

    According to my clients, the results of their massage last longer. One would think that my weekly clients may extend the period of time between massages, but that did not happen. They keep their weekly scheduled time.

    Q - Do you do anything differently in your practice now that you have a Sound Table as opposed to when you used a normal massage table?

    A - I am able to give a better massage with the tactile sound table. I have always worked slow and do not force deep work onto my clients. If their muscles soften and invite me to work deeper then I will do so. If there is resistance then I don’t. With the sound table, the muscles allow me to work deeper quicker than before.

    There is the opportunity to overwhelm the client with the sound, vibration, and massage strokes. Staying present for the client as with any massage is necessary, but it is even more important with the tactile sound table. With the table, I find it very easy and natural to stay present and aware of any changes occurring.

    Q - Can you share some of the comments and reactions by your clients in regards to their sessions on the Tactile Sound Table?

    A - My clients love it. They think that it is ‘awesome’. While receiving a massage on the tactile sound table, a few of my clients have journeyed to the coral reefs and swam with colorful tropical fish and others have flown through the night to the stars. Many comment that they feel more balanced and have more energy after a massage on the tactile sound table.

    One of my monthly clients, after her first experience on the sound table, indicated she couldn’t feel much of a difference. She scheduled routinely for the next month. An hour after leaving, she called and told me that was the best massage she had ever had and made an appointment for her husband, whose last massage was probably 20 years ago. Several people have told me since, that she continues to talk about her best massage ever.

    When I use the tuning forks (Vibrational Technologies) with the sound table, my clients comment about their deep and very meaningful esoteric experiences. Several clients have felt like this is a long lasting treatment, maybe even life changing.

    I am fortunate to have a very high percentage of repeat clients, but since I’ve had the sound table, that number continues to grow. It is like they can’t wait to have another session.

    Q - What type of bodywork / modalities do you do and how does the sound table help you do that work?

    A - The intention I have for my massages is that they are therapeutic and relaxing and the modalities I primarily do are Swedish, deep tissue, cranial sacral, geriatric, and energy work which includes tuning forks (Vibrational Technologies) and Energetic Sacred Geometry. The sound table adds another dimension to my work, often speeding up the session with the muscles softening much quicker or with the client relaxing and allowing their stress to melt away. My older clients are now more apt to fall into a deep restful sleep while on the table.

    Q - What kind of setup do you have with your table in your treatment room?

    A - I have an external stereo system in the room and it makes a big difference to me. When the sound was only coming through the table, it was focused for the client to hear and feel. My clients did not notice much of a difference when I added the external stereo because they are so tuned in with the table. The external sound system helps me to have a much more enjoyable experience, because I love music.

    Q - What music do you like to use?

    A - For clients with back, shoulder, or leg pain, I play Sonic Ascension by Astarius. The sounds from the didgeridoo are not only amazing but they are healing. When I do a cranial sacral session, I use Liquid Mind by Unity. Clients find they begin to synchronize their breath with the music from this CD. I find that I am not distracted with the sound vibrations and can stay present as I work. All my clients hear tracks from Zen Breakfast by Karunesh and Harmonic Bliss by Brian Paulson.

    Q - Do you also use frequencies with your work? - Please tell us about that.

    A - I have clients with Fibromyalgia and other chronic conditions. I have used the frequencies by themselves during a massage and found that together they are overwhelming for both the client and me. Now when I use a frequency without music, the client and I discuss whether to use it before a session begins or after the massage. Both have worked well. I am anxious to learn more about the frequencies and how to best utilize their healing potential with my clients.

    I also have a Pillow Transducer, which is designed for frequencies only. I use it on my hands and they no longer ache at the end of the day. My mother uses it on her legs and is always surprised that they no longer hurt. The pillow brings relief for a variety of conditions when used for only 30 minutes.

    Q - Have you found that the sound table has helped to increase your Client base?

    A - My client base is growing faster now that I have the tactile sound table. Clients are returning more often and new clients are finding their way to me. I have weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly clients who have booked for the same day and time until further notice. Now I have a waiting list for canceled appointment times.

    Q - How do you market the table?

    A - My business is in my home and I don’t advertise. Clients tell others about the table and their experience with the sound and vibration, and this has made the Tactile Sound Table a success in our community, which has numerous massage therapists and spas.

    Q - Trisha, is there anything else you would like to share with us?

    A - Life is Good. Stay Tuned.


    Trisha, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to share with us.

    An Article by Suzanne Jonas, Ed.D.

    Tactile Sound Massage Table


    By Suzanne Jonas, Ed.D.

    The power of sound and intent appears to be the most ancient form of creation. Einsteinium/ Quantum physics tells us that all of creation is made of vibration/energy, audible or inaudible sound. Not only did sound create the universe, the universe is made of sound. Sound is nothing more than waves of energy or vibration that we can hear. Some things we can hear like wind and music but most things we cannot hear.

    Human beings are walking symphonies of sound; a gurgling or growling stomach; intrauterine sound; heartbeat, blood rushing. All frequencies and sounds combine so that we are a Being of sound, composed of many tones. Our body's shape, movements, desires, motivations, and wellness are determined by this inner concert.

    The way something vibrates determines what it is. For example, the frequency of water is 18.02 Hertz, which means that the water molecules vibrate 18.02 times per second. It is important to know the resonant frequency of things because then we can change its structure. (a more complete explanation of sound healing is in: Take Two CDs and Call Me in the Morning, S. Jonas)

    From a Sound Healers perspective, when we experience emotional or physical symptoms, we are literally out of tune or in dissonance. All living systems dissipate energy over time that causes us to move further and further from equilibrium. We can easily detect this in the form of uneasiness and minor discomforts. We can ignore them, or examine our lives to find where we are leaking energy too much. If we ignore the conditions, we will continue to move further out of balance and soon find ourselves in chaos with stronger symptoms.

    Sound Therapy is finding the correct frequency and figuring out the best way to deliver the frequency for the desired effect. This tone/frequency will affect the physical, emotional, mental, and etheric bodies. There are even frequencies that can affect the sub cellular levels.

    Through the use of Voice Spectral Analysis, the frequencies that are most out of balance in the body can be shown. These represent muscles, bio-chemicals, hormones, vertebrae, toxins, vitamins, minerals, pathogens, and disease susceptibilities. By applying the correct frequency through a sub woofer, tone box and headphones, or vibroacoustic table/chair these imbalances can be brought back in tune. There have been many remarkable cases where physical conditions that were deemed hopeless by traditional medicine standards were dramatically improved, including impossibilities like growing a new kneecap, strengthening damaged muscles, detoxing heavy metals, completely repairing bone fractures, and reversing macular degeneration. One of the unique and important aspects of voice analysis is its ability to show root causes and demonstrate that two people with the same disease can have very different etiologies.

    As a sound practitioner I have seen improvements in digestion, thyroid functioning, emotional balance, lung congestion, allergies, metal toxicity, fibromyalgia, pain, anxiety, in cancer tumor reduction and cell counts. When one keeps in mind that all is vibration, then it makes perfect sense to apply vibration for symptom correction.

    A typical sound session in my clinic consists of a voice analysis and then a sound treatment through a vibroacoustic chair. This sound treatment includes specific frequencies for the client that are discerned in the voice analysis that are simultaneously recorded on a CD for at home listening. Along with the frequencies, specifically coordinated music is also played through headphones and the chair. Some of the music CDs I use are: Ocean Euphoric (Kip Mazuy); Balance (David Ison); a few guided imagery CDs I have made that assist in relaxing; some of the Hemi-Sync compilations. (All but Kip’s CDs can be found at www.InnerHarmonyHealthCenter.com)

    We have also been able to compile sets of frequencies for various dis-eases such as Digest Aid, Knee Aid, Spinal Ease, Muscle Ease, and many more. The latter two are especially useful to play during massage. I have tested several music CDs that can be played simultaneously to enhance the frequencies. A word of caution here, in my opinion, mixing music and frequency CDs can be harmful. So, either muscle test or dowse to find an appropriate CD for your Client. I have a list of music and frequency combos available that I have found to be a successful complimentary mix..

    The use of sound and light is certainly the medicine of the future, and I would say the future is here.


    Dr. Jonas is a Behavioral Medicine Psychotherapist and Bioacoustics Practitioner in Maryville, TN. She is the director of Inner Harmony Health Center, and a trainer in the field of sound therapy and MusicMedicine. You can reach Dr. Jonas at sjonas68@aol.com, 865-980-0137, or www.InnerHarmonyHealthCenter.com. Her book, Take Two CDs and Call Me in the Morning, is widely used in healthcare facilities.

    Featured Tactile Sound Music CD

    Harmonic Bliss - Biosonic Music by Brian E. Paulson

    Harmonic Bliss

    Brian E. Paulson

    This bio-sonic music has been designed to bring forth the feeling of euphoria and bliss. Using state-of-the-art studio techniques as well as musical instruments chosen for their abilities to elicit emotion and expression, Brian has captured the essence of the sublime nature of the transcendent experience.

    Use this music to find deep relaxation, healing, or to attain a profound change in consciousness! This music is tuned to the very nature of life itself and these subtle vibrations will bring joy and bliss to all.

    Click here to order this CD.

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