What is the VTS-1000?
The Sound Oasis VTS-1000 is a revolutionary healthcare appliance that combines low frequency vibrations with sound therapy to stimulate body cells into therapeutic states of relaxation and healing.
How does it work?
The VTS-1000 is a portable back support system that includes a Low Frequency Generator (for producing specially tuned low frequency vibrations), stereo Audio speakers (for producing soothing music with brainwave entrainment) and a Remote Control that contains 12 doctor developed sounds for 60 minutes of professional therapy.
The VTS-1000 includes 60 minutes of doctor developed music broken down into four different therapy themes – Energize, Relax, sleep and stress Relief – with three sound track selections for each theme.
Each therapy track is embedded with specific frequencies that coax the brain into different therapeutic states. These include careful temporal event control (the number of sounds striking the ear per second) and binaural pitch detunement (slightly different pitch in each ear) resulting in a brainwave response to support sleep (with delta frequency), stress relief (with theta frequency), relaxation (with alpha frequency) and energizing (with low beta frequency). Dr. Lee Bartel discusses entrainment and vibroacoustics in his TEDx talk – click play on the video below to learn more.
Low frequency sounds specifically included in each sound track provide vibrotactile stimulation to the body at the cellular level encouraging increased circulation, decreased pain and increased joint mobility. Because vibration increases blood flow and circulation while it relaxes, it may also decrease blood pressure.
The VTS-1000 can be an effective tool to stimulate healthy neural activity in the brain thereby reducing risk or impact of various neural diseases.
Clinically Proven Benefits:
Vibroacoustic therapy is a well researched and tested therapy. The following benefits have been clinically proven by separate medical studies around the world.
- Increased circulation
- Decreased pain
- Increased mobility
Features of a Healthy Brain
The healthy brain has constant rhythmic brainwaves that result from neurons firing together at specific rates.
Brainwaves are measured in pulses per second known as Hertz (Hz). During deep sleep brainwaves are synchronized at a slow rate around 2 or 3 Hz (delta brainwaves). In an awake and very relaxed and unstressed state the dominant brainwaves pulse 8 to 10Hz (alpha brain waves). Functions like consciousness, attention, and memory involve brainwaves pulsing 30-50 Hz (gamma brainwaves).
Healthy neural connections or circuits between parts of the brain.
The healthy brain consists of many connections or circuits between essential components. For example, the motor circuit controls movement and to do so the brain must have healthy connections between the frontal lobe, the motor cortex, the cerebellum, and the basal ganglia. Among the many circuits are the memory circuits, the cognitive, the mood/limbic, the auditory, the motivation, and the reward circuits.
How the VTS-1000 Helps Maintain a Healthy Brain
Because the VTS-1000 is very good at turning low frequency sound into a vibration that can be felt all over the back as well as heard with the ears, specific frequencies that correspond to healthy brain activity can be played and used to stimulate the brain. This brain stimulation results from the cells in the ears and in the body”feeling” the pulses of vibration and responding with each pulse by sending a neural signal to the brain. 50 if the sound pulse is 40Hz – or 40 pulses per second – the brain cells will be stimulated to fire 40 times a second – at what is called gamma frequency. This
stimulation increases the number of brain cells firing at the target rate resulting in a natural support to the desired healthy brain state.
Specific Health and Wellness Applications:
Using the VTS-1000 can contribute to healthy levels of gamma brain activity thereby reducing the impact of:
Brain connectivity required to sustain healthy cognition and memory is related to 40Hz gamma brainwave activity. Research shows that development of Alzheimer’s is associated with a change and reduction in 40Hz gamma activity. Research also shows that stimulating the brain with 40Hz body vibration and auditory sound can improve cognition and memory.
Recommended: Research tracks 1 and 2.
Control of movement requires a healthy movement circuit which depends on large numbers of neurons pulsing together at a gamma frequency level (30 – 50 Hz). Research shows that stimulating the brain with 30 or 40Hz body vibration and auditory sound has improved movement control.
Recommended: Research tracks 2 and 3.
Research shows that for the brain to be able to control the perception of pain, several parts of the brain need to connect effectively – known as the sensory interoceptive circuit. This applies particularly to generalized neurogenic pain like Fibromyalgia. Since a healthy sensory circuit depends on neurons pulsing together at a gamma frequency level of 40 Hz, research shows stimulating the brain with 40Hz body vibration and auditory sound dramatically reduces Fibromyalgia pain perception.
Recommended: Research track 2.
The healthy brain features well functioning limbic and mood circuits that depend on strong levels of gamma brain activity. The two sides of the healthy brain are also in synchrony – especially in the frontal region that controls aspects of personality and decision making. Depression shows disturbances in synchrony of the two sides ofthe brain and in the function of circuits. Research shows that listening to music with both ears contributes to brain synchrony and that body vibration stimulation in the gamma range helps regulate brain circuits.
Recommended: Energize Track to support brain synchrony. Research track 2 and 4.