Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy
Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy is Tournesol's signature treatment as seen in W Magazine, The New York Observer, NBC News and The Numinous. We invite you to browse our Press page for more news and reviews about Tournesol and Vibroacoustics.
What is Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy?
Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy (VAT) is an evidence-based treatment that uses sound and 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.
Most Tournesol clients use VAT to reduce stress and anxiety, help with insomnia, provide natural pain relief and mitigate the impact of conventional cancer treatment. We have over 100 customized frequencies to address anything physical, or emotional for our clients.
Over the past two 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.
What should I expect at my Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy visit?
Clients remove only their shoes and recline 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 either 30 or 60 minutes. It usually takes about 20 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 like an intuitive assessment and energy work, or acupuncture, 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 slowly stop the frequencies.
The impact of your session is usually long lasting. 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.
How shall I schedule my Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy treatments?
Research shows best results occur with cumulative sessions for between 10 - 12 weeks. We recommend a minimum treatment schedule of 8 weeks for the majority of cases, either once or twice per week. More chronic conditions require 2-3 times per week.
Clients usually notice a difference in their situation after 3 sessions. More chronic conditions require 3 months of regular sessions to show signs of improvement.
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
What other Tournesol therapies work well with VAT?
Better health outcomes are achieved when all the physical, emotional and spiritual components of whole health are addressed in one place as part of an integrative team effort. VAT is used for pain relief and stress reduction in hospitals, clinics and doctors office across the world and works very well in conjunction with other therapies.
Many VAT clients at Tournesol combine their treatments with:
• Energy Healing / Reiki
• Craniosacral Therapy
• Integrative Nurse Coaching
• Bach Flower Essences
Who performs Vibroacoustic therapy at Tournesol and how much does it cost?
Carey Davidson, CEO
75-minute initial & 60-minute maintenance sessions with Carey. Your session includes an intuitive assessment, practical guidance toward achieving day to day balance and a customized playlist of frequencies that support your individual goals.
60-minute session with a Tournesol Specialist. Your session includes a treatment with preset frequencies to address your individual physical, emotional and spiritual concerns.
30-minute session with a Tournesol Specialist. Your session includes a treatment with preset frequencies to address your individual physical, emotional and spiritual concerns.
$475 for 5 x 30-minute sessions
$900 for 10 x 30-minute sessions
$950 for 5 x 60-minute sessions
$1,800 for 10 x 60-minute sessions
Tournesol Wellness customers say about vibroacoustic therapy:
"I was referred to Tournesol Wellness by a co-worker who knows I see a Chiropractor, she mentioned sound healing which I've heard about, but never gave much thought. Within three visits noticed I was taking less and less pain medication for my arthritis in my knees. My Chiropractor who I hadn't visited also noticed a difference during an adjustment and mentioned the Vibro Acoustic Therapy. I'm now on a maintenance regiment where I go for 1/2 hour sessions every other week. My body is telling me, VAT is worth the investment, less appointments to my Chiropractor, less medications, and the expense of both is now budgeted toward my VAT appointments."
- Stephen Puibello, Consumer Advocate , Educator, Certified Peer Specialist for Mental Health and HIV since 2004
"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
"It was a very good experience. The session was very peaceful and relaxing in a way that I just don't normally experience. I quickly felt separated from all of the little anxieties and restlessness that I normally carry around. I just lay there and enjoyed the sounds, the vibrations coming through the bed, the temperature of the room, and the darkness. But most interesting to me was how this experience compared to meditation. If you've ever meditated you know that your mind constantly presents thoughts and feelings, and it's very hard to remain focused and to avoid being pulled down all sorts of rabbit holes, following these thoughts and feelings and getting tied up in all sorts of mental nonsense. During the vibroacoustic session, these distracting thoughts came up, but they dissipated almost just as quickly, and I was left with a really deep focus and awareness that I have a hard time maintaining during meditation.
There's more to it than that, and the Tournesol staff will tailor your experience, so just consider my description a very broad outline. But if you're considering adding vibroacoustic therapy to your bucket list, this is a great place to check it out (and off)!"
– Chris 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
"So happy that I discovered Tournesol Wellness! It's truly a special place where I found ways to heal and be well that I never heard of before. The Vibroacoustic treatments are wonderful. Besides helping me with my arthritis pain, they make me feel so relaxed that I float out the door after I have one. The treatments have helped me learn the ways my body is holding onto to stress that I never noticed before. I love the atmosphere at the center, too. The decor adds to the welcoming appeal, and the people who run Tournesol are understanding, knowledgeable, and spend time discussing what you need. I highly recommend a visit to try out some of their services."
- Barbara L
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