It turns out there was a Somatron vibroacoustic chair available in my hometown. The first time I sat in it and ran a frequency program though it, I knew VAT was for me. I brought the chair home, contacted Vibroacoustic International Therapy, began my training, and, upon completion, my VAT certification.
I have found that most people I meet are unfamiliar with VAT. So here is some information that you may feel helpful:
Vibroacoustic therapy is based on the principle that life is vibration. Matter, including the human body, vibrates all the time, at various frequencies. Sound and music also vary in frequency. Therefore, when the various frequencies of sound and/or music are converted to vibration which is introduced to the human body, it can be utilized to bring the body into a state of healthy resonance.
Because our bodies are composed mainly of water – approximately 70% for an older person and about 90% for a newborn baby, all of this water is set into motion when the body is exposed to these sound vibrations. As this water is moved by the vibration, its molecules are reacting and communicating with each other. As this communication occurs, harmony and a healthy resonance are restored in the body.
Vibroacoustic therapy (VAT) is a safe, drug-free, non-invasive approach to reducing pain and anxiety and improving quality of life. Whether you are suffering from work overload or are dealing with a serious medical condition, vibroacoustic therapy is a powerful modality that will help you relax and allow healing to take place.
Vibroacoustic therapy uses sound to produce vibrations that are applied directly to the body. During the vibroacoustic therapy process, a client lies on the specially designed mat or bed or sits in a chair that is embedded with speakers or transducers which transmit sound into vibrations that travel through the body in a soothing, healing motion that we liken to an "internal massage".
I found vibroacoustic therapy when I wasn’t looking for it, but that is when some of the most interesting things come to us.
I was taking a Soundwerker course that certified me to provide relaxation sound work with my harp and began to explore other forms of sound therapy. This led me to vibroacoustic therapy and the benefits of frequency work. I began talking to others about my interest in this kind of work.