COVID-19 and Sound Therapy
I have reworked my sound therapy modalities to be able to offer online sessions for those who cannot or simply do not wish to travel to my office during the epidemic. All sound modalities are offered over zoom or distance energy pathways, depending on clients preference. The only exception is the sound table, as it's main use is to tangibly vibrate, which requires the client's physical presence.
TLDR: tuning fork and other remote services now available :)
Sound Therapy and Vibroacoustics
(aka "Sound Massage")
Sound Therapy and Voice Analysis
Balancing Your Voice & Health
The short version: The voice analysis system is based on the fact that everything is vibration. Everything about you is carried in the sound of your voice. It is your template of perfection that can become distorted over time, causing emotional and physical imbalances.
The more detailed version:
How Are My Body and Sound Related?
Fueled by electro-magnetic energy and organized according to a unique DNA blueprint, the various organs, glands and systems of the human body are meant to function independently, yet as a whole. The heart, lungs, pancreas and nervous system all have specialized jobs requiring specialized resources. However, to maintain health, all systems and organs must be in constant communication and interacting equitably. If communication breaks down, or if excessive or prolonged stress is placed on one system or organ, an imbalance can develop, first presenting warning symptoms and then more severe challenges.
The various parts of the body attract resources and communicate with each other by way of sound frequency. In other words, each organ has its own keynote frequency that resonates to the particular nutrients, minerals and sound vibration required for function. As an example, the colon vibrates to the note of B, while the liver vibrates to the note of G. Fortunately, for our sanity, the frequencies of our organs and systems function outside the range of human hearing. There are in all, 12 keynote frequencies present in the human body, which correspond to the 12 half-step notes in a scale.
C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B
The keynote frequencies found in the body are the very same frequencies found in music. And just as the note of C appears several times on a piano keyboard at varying octaves, the note of C appears many times in the body. The voice, being the composite sound of the human being, is representative of all of the frequencies in the body.
Until now, we might have been tempted to consider the human voice to be one sound, distinctive certainly from person to person, but definitely not revealing 12 individual sound frequencies. However, through the technology of the voice analysis system, the independent frequencies can be captured, translated and sorted onto a voice print chart, giving a highly accurate indication of physical function.
Based on Detailed Research
The VAH system is based on more than 2 decades of research. Over many years of doing voice analyses on people with different issues, patterns of frequencies became apparent. Missing or low frequencies correspond to specific weaknesses in organs and body systems, as well as emotions. Higher frequencies correspond to backup systems and inflammation or infection.
The Scientific Basis
Based on the research of Alfred Tomatis, “Every frequency is a nutrient.” All the parts of the body down to the cellular level, including emotions, function at different frequencies. An imbalance in these frequencies can lead to an imbalance in an organ, body system or mental state. The more balanced the energy, the more balanced, efficient and energetic you are.
An imbalance in your body and emotions can happen in many ways:
Irritating Frequencies Growing Up – If you grow up with an irritating frequency (like a critical parent, or a refrigerator or fan) your ear actually turns that frequency down over time. Then when you move out, you now are deficient in that frequency.
Physical Issues or Trauma – These can also create blockages in your system that don’t allow the free flow of frequencies through your system.
Emotional issues or Trauma – These can affect the balance of frequencies in your system. It is like a stuck emotion or negative belief is a frequency that throws off the balance in your system.
Hearing Issues – Simple hearing loss can affect the nutrients that are getting into your body. Based on the research of Alfred Tomatis your voice doesn’t make frequencies that you can’t hear (you can make them, but they don’t naturally come through your voice if you are not hearing them).
The remedy is to play back the missing frequencies into the body to balance it out. It is similar to vitamin therapy – if you are missing a vitamin in the body, you take that vitamin so you have a good balance of all frequencies in the body – so energy can then flow through your whole system.
Toning (singing a vowel at that note) is even more effective than just listening to a song in the key you are missing.
The basic idea is that every issue physically and emotionally is supported by a frequency landscape within your whole system. It doesn’t mean that you actually have a certain issue when that landscape is present, but it could lead to that issue manifesting in your system. Your voice reflects that frequency landscape. By listening to sounds or music and/or toning in a certain key, you break up that frequency landscape and the issue can no longer exist.
Ok, so what happens in a voice analysis session?
You speak into a microphone and the computer analyzes what notes you sing as you speak. Everybody sings when they speak. A healthy person hits all the notes of the scale when they sing as they speak. A person who is dying stays on only one note as they speak… because they don’t have enough energy to make to the other notes.
The software then analyzes the sound of your voice to see what notes are missing, and what notes are too high (sung too much).
You are then given a pre-recorded track of the key notes that are missing in order to infuse them back into your system. Ideally you listen to the 20 minute music two or three times a day (It is very pleasant to listen to). It is even more effective if you tone along with it (sing any vowel). You will also be told what colors are recommend to work with to help restore balance to your system
When you do another voice analysis after listening and toning to the CD you will likely notice difference compared to your previous analysis. That means the treatment is working. Yay!
Vibroacoustic Therapy (VAT) Frequencies are used in Vibroacoustic devices such as Sound Tables, Mats, Chairs or VAT Pillows. Vibroacoustic Therapy is a drugless, non-invasive approach addressing physical, mental and emotional aspects, increasing quality of life. The body is massaged with low frequency vibrations which are transmitted through the use of special transducers. The vibrations permeate the body, engaging the body to create a sympathetic resonance with the energetic frequency waves from the music or sound being played.
Research from many hospitals and universities has proven the stress reduction benefits of listening to relaxing music. When using a sound lounge/table, music is not only heard through the ear, but delivered to the body directly, vibrating every part inside and out -- cells, muscles, tendons, and organs, as well as nerves, spinal cord, and areas of the brain and brainstem. This opens the possibility of direct cellular stimulation and a deeper whole-body response. Sound lounges/tables transmit powerful, healing low frequencies through the body that are both relaxing and invigorating at the same time.
VAT offers multiple benefits and has been documented to stimulate blood circulation, relieve stress, anxiety and its analgesic effect aids in pain management. It lowers blood pressure and calms the autonomic nervous system and decreases spasms and tremors. It provides surface and deep tissue massage effects. VAT has also been found to aid with lungs conditions such as Asthma, COPD and Cystic Fibrosis. What is even more exciting is that not only does VAT help to treat these conditions during sessions, but repeated sessions have shown cumulative positive effects, meaning that the more sessions you have, the more the benefits increase and last for longer periods of time, even after the session is over.
The Sound Table
The sound table sends sound to both the ears via headphones, and the body in general via direct vibration.
This dual sound exposure is important because the headphones administer the binaural beats, achieving beneficial brain states, while the vibration from the table gives the sound vibration directly to your body; you get a dual sound session in one visit! For better results, an eye mask is offered to help keep any light distraction away. Then, a connected speaker pillow is placed on top of the body to send even more vibration. It is an intensely relaxing experience. For those who struggle with meditation and focusing/clearing your mind and worry that 30 minutes is too long or boring, fear not. One cannot help but be swept away on a marvelous exploration of one's inner psyche. Or if you are not the active journeying type, others tend to simply enjoy thinking of nothing at all, or fall asleep while blissing out. That's fine too. When the music fades and it's time to get up (or wake up), people feel refreshed, calm, and ready to enjoy their new groove!
Sound Therapy and Acutonics
Acutonics is an integrated approach to health care grounded in Oriental medicine, psychology, science, cosmological studies and sound healing principals. This effective non-invasive methodology works with vibratory energy created through sound. The sounds of planetary bodies are brought into the clinical setting through the use of precision calibrated tuning forks, symphonic gongs, and hand chimes. Health care practitioners from diverse backgrounds are trained in the Acutonics integrative care model which recognizes the whole person, body, mind, and spirit and all aspects of lifestyle. Special emphasis is placed in the creation of partnerships between practitioner and patient, and in finding the right balance between conventional and alternative health care models that facilitate the body’s innate wisdom to heal. This approach to health and wellness embraces the concept of a musical and undivided universe. A belief found through time, across cultures, and many healing and spiritual traditions, where numerous references cite the power of sound to create, generate, transform, and give birth to new ideas and new consciousness.
Everything in the Universe vibrates, from the smallest particle, to the planets in our solar system, to the billions of stars in the Milky Way Galaxy, creating patterns of geometric waveforms, frequencies, musical intervals, and sounds. In Western culture, The Music of the Spheres, or the concept of these heavenly harmonies can be traced back to 6th century BCE and Pythagoras, who recognized that sounds are subject to mathematical laws and proportions, and were the very foundation of the Universe. In the Eastern tradition the idea that sound is the generator of the universe dates back even further with references found in ancient texts from China as well as in the writings of the Vedas and Hindus.
The sounds of the Universe are brought into health care through the use of precision calibrated planetary tuning forks and symphonic planetary gongs. Acupressure points and chakras provide noninvasive access into these core energy systems within the body. The planets provide musical intervals, archetypes, psychological depth and correspondence that help us to fine tune the therepeutic frequencies that are applied to the body.
Needle-less Acupuncture with Sound!
As the acutonics system is heavily influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine, these sessions are much like going to visit an acupucturist. Like in an acupuncture session, you will be left on the table to relax and allowing the healing to sink in for a time (once the determined acupuncture points have been administered to via sound and vibration). Also because it is derived partly from TCM, it generally takes multiple sessions to restore the desired balance to the clients. Because these healings are so strong, they generally cannot be administered all at once, as it can cause a reversed imbalance. Rather, they are used sparingly and over time to gently bring the client back into harmony with themselves for lasting results. This matches very well with the sound therapy side of it, as more sessions create a stronger entrainment to that healthy vibration.
This modality is amazing because it can literally be applied to just about any specific complaint any client may have, and can affect people in a myriad of positive ways. If there is something in particular you wish to achieve in a session, please me know, and we’ll see what we can do to achieve it together!
Sound Therapy and Zobet Forks
In addition to acutonics forks, I use another set called the zobet forks. People very much tend to like one set or the other, so if you didn't get what you wanted out of one, I strongly recommend you try the other.
The zobet forks are based on an extended solfeggio system based on sacred numbers. They are used almost entirely off body in an hour long ritual. Early in the session the client is lulled into a restorative trance-like sleep (similar to what often happens on the sound table). This is because of the constant 111 hz being emitted throughout, even though nine pairs of forks of different frequencies are used over the course of the session.
This system is an amazing modality, as it can literally work miracles. The only downside is that for some people it seems to have no effect at all. This is likely because while the acutonic forks work specifically and can get very concrete results, the zobet forks just do a very nonspecific, but extremely deep energetic clearing. For this reason, I tend to only use my acutonics forks on people unless they (on the rare occasion) do not respond well to them, or if there is a big need for a miracle to happen, which often does. These are the forks I'm talking about when I mention the client with a (huge) anger management problem suddenly turned empathic and used their words for three months afterwards. There is just an incredible mood/perspective shift that happens as people suddenly turn into their best selves. Another client suddenly had their intuition activated and could hear their spirit guides afterward. It's always interesting to hear people's experiences afterward!
Sound Therapy and Personalized Sound Recordings
Personalized sound baths (and their recordings) are a great way to get some juicy healing vibrations into your life. For these sessions we establish a "home note" for you, incorporating data from your voice analysis session (if you've done one) to custom make a sound session based on your needs and preferences. We can use singing bowls, gong, tuning forks, didgeridoo, harp, violin, recorder, wooden frogs, etc. Whatever you like is in, and whatever you don't like is out! If you have no preference, or don't have input for what your personalized sound should be like, I can ask our guides what is needed and intuit the rest. Personalized sound sessions are 10-15 minutes, as they're mostly transformative for your particular needs at that specific time. Some people might want an occasional boost while others might want a weekly update to keep entraining their new vibrations.
I do offer longer generalized sound baths, but those are mostly for group settings. Please see the sound bath page for more information on group offerings.