Vibrational Sound Therapy (VST) is a method of deep relaxation that can relieve stress and improve emotional well being. The applied use of sound and intention can be a pathway to the meditative state that is both therapeutic and enjoyable.
With the use of therapeutic Himalayan singing bowls, VST combines powerful vibration and sound to induce an immediate relaxed state. The practitioner engages with the client by placing the therapeutic singing bowls directly on or around the body. With this method, the client remains fully clothed and the bowl is doing most of the physical work, and contact from the therapist is kept to a minimum. Vibrational Sound Therapy is much less physically intrusive than traditional hands on massage and won’t leave the client feeling sore.
Tension and stress are two forces that affect the body and our overall health. Overtime, persistent stress has been shown to damage our health. Dr. Herbert Benson, a pioneer in stress reduction techniques, found that the repeated triggering of the relaxation response was scientifically proven to be an effective treatment for many of the stress-related disorders, to the end that in any disease that was exacerbated by stress, the relaxation response was essential in healing it. (Benson & Klipper, The Relaxation Response).
Sound Therapy has profound effects on the body and the mind, and during a VST session, the body will go through noticeable changes as it responds to deeper and deeper states of rest. Relaxation is not only a physical state, but also a state of consciousness, and the session has very strong effects on alertness and perception. Relaxation during a session brings on the same kind of brain states as yoga, tai chi, and meditation. Also, like other kinds of meditation, VST can help us be more internally aware while being more present in the moment and more connected with our surroundings
The Vibrational Sound Association (VSA) is an organization that was created to maintain the standards and regulations that practitioners adhere to. This protects the public by guaranteeing the competency and quality of the services provided by the VSA practitioners. They are dedicated to improving the performance of the organization and its practitioners by focusing on the client-practitioner relationship. To learn more about the VSA or Vibrational Sound Therapy, please visit www.vibrationalsoundassociation.com.