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Sharing information on the use of Vibroacoustics and more April - May 2006
in this issue
  • Sound Massage Interview
  • Vibroacoustic Therapy Article
  • Featured Tactile Sound Music CD

    This issue of the newsletter features an interview with Lisa Manning, RMT, the sixth installment of a new article by Olav Skille on Vibroacoustic Therapy and Its Effect on Various Populations, as well as the featured CD of the month that is excellent in the Tactile Sound Tables.

    Hydraulic Lift Stationary Tactile Sound Table We have recently introduced a new Tactile Sound Tables. The first is a Stationary Tactile Sound Table available with electric Hydraulic Lifts. We create these tables from the ground up and they have been getting rave reviews. For more info, Click Here.

    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, 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 contact me by email. stephen@vibroacoustic.org

    Stephen Deuel
    Managing Director
    Inner Soulutions LLC

    Sound Table Interview
    Table with connectors

    Lisa Manning LMT

    Integrated Bodyworks in Kingswood, TX

    • Licensed Massage Therapist
    • CranioSacral and Myofascial Therapy
    • Traditional Massage

    Q - Lisa, how has owning the Tactile Sound Table changed things for you?

    A - I moved from working out of a home office into an office with a wonderful setting and view in the woods just outside of Houston when I received the table last July. I started in this new office without a strong client base and began to really build my business. The table played an integral part in my new marketing.

    Q - What type of marketing did you do in order to build your new cliental?

    A - I have a listing in the yellow pages and I network with other health professionals. Whenever I get the chance to describe my work, people are always drawn in by the description of the benefits of the sound table. My genuine enthusiasm and appreciation of sound therapy inspires others to experience it for themselves.

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

    A - I do a blend of Craniosacral, Myofascial Release and traditional massage. I'm always amazed at how the music seems to sync so perfectly with my work. I can feel the muscles and fascia letting go with the vibration of the table. I am often inspired to move more fluidly and gracefully with the vibro/acoustics and my clients respond on a deep level.

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

    A - First time clients always have a reaction of "Wow, that's amazing". I like to keep the vibrations pretty subtle to let the client relax and journey inwards.

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

    A - I just use the basic system that you sent. It works great and I like it. I have not been drawn to use a surround sound system or external stereo system.

    Q - What music do you like to use?

    A - I love the Liquid Mind CD's for first timers as well as the 'Balance' CD and 'Healing' by Shapeshifters. I also enjoy using 'Vibration Healing' by Astarius. It's fun to experiment with different music to see what works best for each individual client.

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

    A - I'm grateful for your contribution to the field of bodywork. Whenever I see the heart on my table, I'm reminded why I was drawn to this profession.


    Lisa, thank you so much for taking time out of your busy day to share with us. Lisa can be reached at Integrated Bodyworks in Kingswood, TX (281) 358-1000

    Vibroacoustic Therapy
    Part 6 of An Article by Olav Skille
    Levanger, Norway
    July 17, 2005

    Tactile Sound Massage Table

    Vibroacoustic Therapy and Its Effect on Various Populations - Part 6

    Introduction: The first experiences with VAT, as we know it today, were carried out in 1980 when I was working as headmaster of a school for multiply handicapped, mentally retarded children. 1987 - 1990 I ran a clinic which offered VAT to clients who came to the clinic because of various complaints, some of them were referred to VAT by their physicians.

    From 1980 until today the method has spread out to different institutions, and now VAT is used to improve the life quality of persons suffering from a wide variety of complaints and handicaps. On the following pages I will try to describe how we have approached some defined conditions. Most results come from my own work, or the work of my assistants, but I also include results described in reports from professionals (nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, teachers in special education, psychologists and music therapists) in Norway and other countries.

    The conditions treated by VAT differ considerably from the conditions, which traditionally are treated by Music Therapy and Music Medicine, as we know them today. As VAT has a direct physical effect on the whole human body - and virtually has an effect on each single cell in the organism, it is natural that we can observe effects which cannot be observed, or can only be traced, when we use auditively transferred musical stimuli.

    Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

    Patients who have VAT equipment in their homes report reduction in pain, rigidity and general well-being. Music with 40 Hz is most effective, but it is recommended to alternate with multi-frequency therapy tapes, which cover the whole area between 35 and 86 Hz at irregular intervals.

    No controlled studies of any eventual effect on the progression of the disease have been done, but subjective reports from the patients indicate that such studies should be undertaken.

    Neck/shoulder pains

    Muscular or neuralgic pains in the neck/shoulder area respond most favourably on a combination of relaxing music and a single 68 Hz frequency. Therapy starts with a series of 4 - 5 daily sessions. If VAT is to be continued for more than a week, it is advisable to use a 40 Hz therapy tape every 3 - 4 sessions.

    Relaxing music without marked rhythm is to be preferred, but the music chosen should be agreeable to the patient.


    Physiotherapists who have tried VAT on polyarthristic patients report that their patients feel reduction in pain in the small joints in hands and feet, and may experience increased mobility in the joints during periods when the joints are not inflamed.

    We usually use frequencies in the 40 and 60 Hz area and let the patient choose music from the variety of therapy tapes which are at our disposal


    This is part 6 of an article which will be continued in upcoming newsletter issues.


    Featured Tactile Sound Music CD

    Visionary Music - Healing


    Shapeshifter / Visionary Music

    Excellent for massage, transformational work, meditation, yoga, , Reiki healing, transpersonal therapy, pastlife regression, rebirthing and all sound healing & therapeutic environments. Gentle and calming for final transition period; play 24/7 in loved ones environment. Expecting mothers and unborns/newly born will love this piece as it bring a state of peace and calmness to the pre and post birthing process. Play in babies room after birth to continue cocooning the baby in these loving frequencies. Excellent to play in background environments and during sleeptime.

    Click here to order this CD.

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