What Is Vibroacoustic Therapy?

Published: Dec 11, 2023 | Revised: Feb 13, 2024
Edited by: Marce Ferreira

What Is Vibroacoustic Therapy?

Vibroacoustic Therapy is a type of sound healing that involves the transformation and passing of low-frequency sound wave vibrations into the body by way of audio transducers and speakers.

Mind that a transducer is a device that converts variations — in this case sound frequencies — in a physical quantity, such as pressure, vibrations, massage movements, brightness, or an electrical signal. Transducers may also work the other way around.

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As such, the types of vibroacoustic devices used for therapeutic purposes include beds, chairs, pillows, mats, wristbands, wearable backpacks, and vibrators with embedded transducers that function by playing sound files which then transfer vibrations into the body.

Some devices are specifically designed to address certain parts of the body, such as the wrist or the spine. In other cases, the patient also wears a headphone to listen to the music or sounds which are translated to tangible vibrations for the body.

It’s thought that Vibroacoustic Therapy may help to alleviate health conditions such as muscle and joint pains, repetitive strain injuries, fibromyalgia, cerebral palsy, Alzheimer’s disease, high blood pressure, insomnia, anxiety, and stress.

The treatment may further regulate the lymphatic system, stimulate the blood circulatory system, shorten rehabilitation periods, and aid in addiction recovery.

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