Tactile Sound Massage and Vibroacoustic Newsletter )
Sharing information on the use of Vibroacoustics and more August 2005
in this issue
  • Sound Massage Interview
  • Vibroacoustic Therapy Case Study
  • Featured Tactile Sound Music CD

    This issue of the newsletter features an interview with Kathy Silva-Tanguay, LMT, the first part 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 useful for colon cleansing.

    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.

    I will be speaking in at Crabtree Publishing in St. Catherines, ON, Canada on Thursday evening August 18th at 7 p.m. about the many uses of Tactile Sound Tables.

    Stephen Deuel
    Managing Director
    Inner Soulutions LLC

    Sound Massage Interview
    Table with connectors

    Kathy Silva-Tanguay , LMT

    Cape Cod MFR Studio , Harwich, MA

    • Licensed Massage Therapist
    • Trained in Advanced Myofascial Therapies

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

    A - To put it simply, it makes my job much easier and much more enjoyable. It has definitely set me apart from other therapists in that it is equal to having another pair of hands in the room assisting . It has been a major component in how far my clients are able to go on their healing journey. It has also been a major tool for my own healing. It is the perfect self treatment tool.

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

    A - Anyone who has had a session on the table is amazed at what takes place. No two sessions are alike and that is as it should be, they are all powerful sessions. Many of my clients are body workers themselves. They are amazed with what they experience while being treated on the table. A number of clients have commented that they feel that they are being treated by multiple therapists. One friend, and fellow therapist who had come to have a demo ride lifted her eye pillow to find that I was not in the room. She was so impressed by her solo session that she just ordered her table last week. Some have referred to it as a body mind cellular massage. If I were to choose one word to sum it all up it would have to be the same word most of my clients use when they get off the table,"WOW!!" For many it is all they can say because words can not describe their experience. You really have to be there.

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

    A - I am a licensed massage therapist who specializes in Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, and Visceral Manipulation. I also use various tuning forks for soma body balancing. I am finding a huge difference in the amount of time I have to wait for the fascial system to soften while a person is on the table. Much more is accomplished in an hour session and my clients who have been with me long before I had the table are very aware of the difference in there sessions.

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

    A - I use just the table sytem most of the time. When I play Olav Skilles vibrational frequency CDs I will play a music CD through an external Bose Radio CD system. It is my plan to add surround sound in the future.

    Q - What music do you like to use?

    A - I love working with The Musical Body Program by Therasound, the DNA Series by Shapeshifter and Liquid Mind. After spending time conversing with my clients for a few minutes before a session I am intuitively drawn to the music that they need at that time. The music list is long. Those of us who own tables are always sharing new CDs that we like. One CD I highly recommend for table owners is a CD that is composed in the Musical Key of Ohm. It is called "THERE"S NO PLACE LIKE OHM" This CD played on the table with the use of the OHM tuning forks make for a very powerful session.

    Q - Kathy, has your table increased your Client base?

    A - Build it, they will come, buy it, they will come. All of my business is word of mouth. I limit how many clients I take each week because of family obligations. Others are put on a wait list. I have clients who travel 1 1/2 to 2 hours to have a treatment on the vibroacoustic table.

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

    A - In my search for the perfect table I attended a workshop using another table, I researched extensively other tables and I talked to Stephen numerous times before I finally decided to purchase the vibroacoustic sound table. The other tables were either too uncomfortable, did not have a face rest or a place to put one. None of them had everything that I needed in one package including an affordable price until I found the Tactile Sound Table. Two big thumbs up! Most importantly, Stephen is still just a phone call or email away if you have any questions. He doesn't disappear into the night after you get the goods. There's much to be said about customer service, all positive. Thanks Stephen.


    Kathy, thank you so much for your time and for sharing with us today. You can reach Kathy Silva-Tanguay through her email at Cape Cod MFR Studio.

    Vibroacoustic Therapy
    Part 1 of An Article by Olav Skille
    Levanger, Norway
    July 17, 2005

    Tactile Sound Massage Table

    Vibroacoustic Therapy and Its Effect on Various Populations - Part 1

    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.


    Asthmatic conditions are usually relieved by VAT. One can expect easier breathing, reduced wheezing and decreased viscosity of the expectorates in the lungs. This facilitates the expectoration of mucus from the lung walls and coughing becomes more effective. The general spasmolytic effect has a positive influence on bronchial spasms.

    Any kind of music found pleasant by the patient can be used. One usually starts out with a mixture of music and sinusoidal frequencies in the 50 Hz area, but during long-time therapy it is advisable to vary both music and frequency.VAT must usually be used several times per day, up to 15 times/day has been reported - and is therefore best suited for home-based treatment, administered by the patient, who is being instructed by the therapist in charge of the therapeutic procedure.

    The effect is palliative. The illness itself is not cured when VAT is used.


    (Aphasia secondary to CNS-traumas) Physician must be consulted before VAT is used.

    Aphasia-teams in Norwegian institutions and hospitals report improvement in speech and ability/readiness to vocalize in patients who have received VAT. During, or after, VAT the patients are more receptive for traditional speech therapy.

    Any kind of music/vibration combination can be used, but preferably music, which is known to be pleasant for the patient. Here vocal music - songs with known texts - may be of great value. Active singing or recitation of words in the song while it is used as a VA-stimulus, and the patient is in a relaxed state can be carried over to a post-VAT speech therapy session. The frequencies used should be chosen in the 40 - 45 Hz or 60 - 65 Hz areas.


    For autistic children VAT can be a valuable additive to traditional therapeutic procedures. The tactile stimuli will occupy part of the mind of the child - enough to “weaken the glass wall around the child” let the therapist use procedures aimed at increasing the contact ability of the child.

    We start with instrumental music + vibrations in the 52 - 60 Hz area and, as progress permits, gradually move over to vocal music, songs, and active singing together with the child during VAT sessions. If possible, the ABR method can be used as a primary approach.

    This article will be continued in upcoming newsletter issues.

    Featured Tactile Sound Music CD

    Intestinal Plaque Loosener

    Intestinal Plaque Loosener: Sound Wave Pattern mp3

    Howard Richman

    This is an excellent CD for use in the Tactile Sound Tables as well as for use with the VAT Pillows. We tried it out and it really helps with the cleanout.

    Powerful mp3 instant download provides vibrational complement to colon cleansing programs. You’ve done intestinal cleansing and colon detox for years but feel that you’ve never gotten down to the final layers. This sound wave pattern is an acoustic approach to help loosen the oldest, hardened mucoid plaque.

    Click here to go to the Sound Wave Pattern mp3 download page for more info and to download.

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