|Tactile Sound Massage and Vibroacoustic Newsletter|
This issue of the newsletter features an interview with Ludo Vanhees, owner of Anicca Relaxation, a spa in Windhoek, Namibia, Africa, the second 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.
We were very busy last month and are combining the September - October newsletter.
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.
Spa Anicca Relaxation, Namibia, Africa
Part 2 of An Article by Olav Skille
July 17, 2005
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.
The low frequency sound massage of VAT permits vibration (massage) also of the ulcerated areas and the tissues beneath the sores. VAT is used 1 - 2 times per day for 1 - 2 months - or until the desired effect is obtained. Traditional medical therapy of the lesion must be continued also during the period when VAT is used.
One should choose music that is agreeable to the patient. Frequencies between 35 and 45 Hz seem to give the best results.
Both clonic and tonic spasms will usually be significantly reduced when VAT is used. It is important that the patient is gradually introduced to the therapy and the amplitude levels and frequencies that prove to have the best effects. VAT has seldom been used alone, but the spasmolytic effects have been used to facilitate other therapies, as physiotherapy and pedagogically motivated activities.
We have avoided use of rhythmic music and have tried to use harmonically and melodically calming music in combination with frequencies in the 40 and 60 Hz area. The effects have been surprisingly good - especially in combination with physiotherapy during the VAT session.
Recent experiences, however, have indicated that also Rock and R&B music have a similar, spasmolytic effect, when we treat young CP patients with normal intelligence and social functions. The same choice of frequencies is used.
Reduced blood circulation, cold hands and feet
VAT supplies all tissues in the body with low frequency sound vibration - having an effect on cells comparable with the effect of massage. VAT penetrates the whole body, and gives the same kind of harmonizing massage to all parts of the body. The general spasmolytic effect will usually produce vasodilation, which may increase the blood flow to the affected areas.
We usually use relaxing music and choose frequencies in the 40 - 52 Hz area.
This is part 2 of an article which will be continued in upcoming newsletter issues.
|Featured Tactile Sound Music CD|
Music Style: Electronic Ambient with some light vocal chanting, lots of modulations and movement to awaken the Body Temple to a higher level of multidimensional Lightbody awareness. Excellent for sound tables, home theatres and headphones.
We used this new CD in our Energetic Sacred Geometry Workshop this past weekend. It is excellent in our Tactile Sound Massage Tables and also excellent for personal growth. We have been working with Shapeshifter's music for over 5 years and are constantly impressed and amazed at the ability of their music to help us to grow along our chosen paths. We often use their music in our Vibrational Technologies sessions in the sound table in our home and both our clients and students have had wonderful experiences with it.
Click here to go to Visionary Music for more info on the CDs, MP3 samples and downloads or to order.
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