Vibroacoustics @ Tournesol
Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy on NYC's only liquid sound table with Tournesol Founder, Carey Davidson, as seen in PBS, Huffington Post, W Magazine, The New York Observer, NBC News and The Numinous.
What is Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy?
Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy (VAT) is a science-based treatment that uses mild sound and gentle vibrations to reduce stress, relieve pain, restore balance and enhance the quality of life. VAT frequencies range between 30Hz and 120Hz and are applied directly to the body through a treatment table topped with a water-filled mattress.
VAT works with resonant frequency whereby our cells copy vibrations we feel, much like the way we feel the bass in our chest during a concert. VAT introduces the healthy vibration of cells into the body through the treatment table. This results in a healthy resonant response in our cells.
What is Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy used for?
Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy has been studied by researchers worldwide including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH reports the benefits of using VAT for Parkinson’s, PTSD, anxiety, physical injuries, brain function, COPD, Asthma and much more. Read the research.
Why use Vibroacoustics?
Use VAT to reduce stress, depression and anxiety, improve sleep, boost creativity, provide a natural alternative for pain relief and mitigate the impact of conventional cancer treatment. Vibroacoustics has also been shown to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. We have over 100 customized frequencies to address anything physical, or emotional for our clients.
Over the past four years, Tournesol clients have reported an average of 75% reduction in stress after the first VAT session and reported lasting stress and symptom relief with cumulative use between 3 sessions to 12 weeks of sessions.
How shall I schedule my Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy treatments?
Research shows best results occur with 10 - 15 cumulative sessions once or twice per week. Chronic conditions require 2-3 times per week for the first two or three weeks.
What should I expect at my Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy visit?
Clients remove only their shoes and recline fully clothed on a treatment table topped with a water mattress. Once we make sure you are comfortable, the practitioner chooses frequencies and music to address the issues indicated and turns on the equipment.
You will begin to feel the gentle vibrational frequencies through the water mattress and hear the soothing music through the speakers in the room. You may choose to either listen to the music through the surround sound speakers, or through headphones.
If you are scheduled for a Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy treatment without combining another service, your practitioner then leaves you in the room to enjoy your session for 15, 30 or 60 minutes. It usually takes about 5 - 10 minutes for the relaxation response to begin in the body and clients report feeling many pleasant sensations. Abstract thinking slows and body and mind awareness expands. Some people experience a dream-like, or deep meditative state. Others fall asleep, report seeing colors, experience clarity and new insight and feel relief of pain or symptoms.
If you have selected to combine Vibroacoustics with another service such as energy work, or The Success Alchemy your practitioner will remain in the room with you for either most or all of your session.
When the session is over, the practitioner will return to the room to gently turn down the vibrational frequencies and music.
The impact of your session is usually long lasting. Many report feeling the impact for between two and five days after treatment. Your body will experience deep relaxation similar to a full night’s sleep, which promotes less stress during the day and sounder sleep at night.
Who should not receive vibroacoustic therapy?
• Individuals with Pacemakers
• People with very low blood pressure
• People with a DVT, bleeding disorder, or recent surgery
• Individuals who have had a recent psychotic episode
Who performs Vibroacoustic therapy at Tournesol?
Carey Davidson, CEO
Praise for Carey Davidson and Vibroacoustics
"On my first visit, I tried the Vibroacoustic Therapy, which before that day, I'd only heard about once. Carey set me up for the frequencies to work on my knee, and I can say in all honesty, after about 30 minutes or so, I absolutely floated out of there. I felt light and airy and able to breathe more deeply then I had in a long time. As for the knee, i felt no pain in it for the first time in ages..."
- Marni W
"People, run do not walk to experience this healing modality. I left the center awakened and alive with a profound sense of grounding. As a tenured mental health professional I take alternative treatments very seriously and endorse this as a ground breaking complement to many of the other integrated services available at Tournesol."
– Constance Q
"I am a true believer in vibro-acoustic massage therapy after only two sessions. I can not wait to go back again. It has made such a difference in my stress reduction and my muscle pain already. I have never had this much of a result in any other type of massage or spa treatment. It is definitely worth it and the wellness center is a true retreat. You will be relaxed once you walk in the door. They are educated and professional."
- Phyllis S