|Tactile Sound Massage and Vibroacoustic Newsletter|
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.
Kathy Silva-Tanguay , LMT
Cape Cod MFR Studio , Harwich, MA
Part 1 of An Article by Olav Skille
July 17, 2005
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|
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