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Sound therapy has been used in cultural ceremonies for centuries. The earliest known use of sound therapy for healing comes from the Aboriginal people of Australia, who have used the didgeridoo, a wind instrument made from hollowed limbs from eucalyptus trees, for at least 40,000 years.

Ancient cultures of Tibet, Nepal, India, Greece and Egypt have all documented use of ceremonial drums, singing bowls and chanting to ward off evil spirits and soothe souls.  Shamans around the world have used rhythmic beats of drums to induce altered states of consciousness, believed to foster mental and physical well-being for thirty thousand years.   

Sound healing had virtually disappeared in the Western world until the 1930s when researchers discovered ultrasound. Music therapy expanded in the 1940s thanks to the French otolaryngologist, Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis. Tomatis started experimenting with an electronic device that stimulated the muscles of the inner ear. He found that he could rehabilitate patients with damaged hearing by playing sounds they could no longer hear. He also found that the same type of therapy could be used to treat learning disabilities, dyslexia, attention deficit disorders, autism, and sensory processing and motor-skill difficulties. His method has also helped adults fight depression, learn foreign languages ​​faster, and improve creativity. 

How is Sound Therapy Delivered in Big Sky?

At Reset Big Sky we provide a form of Sound Therapy known as Vibroacoustic therapy. Vibroacoustic therapy is delivered through specialized speakers called transducers, which are incorporated into our InHarmony Sound lounge. As the transducers receive sound via music, the frequencies are translated into vibration, which is felt throughout the body. The resulting vibration is a form of tactile stimulation that travels up the spinal cord and into the brain. As the brain receives the signals, several reactions can occur.  

  1. The Limbic System is signaled to return to a calm state, and over time helps the body to become better at self-regulation and more resilient to stressors.  
  2. The Relaxation Response is activated, which creates a cascade of positive physical and emotional health benefits. 
  3. The heart rate slows and heart rate variability (HRV) improves, which is an indicator of stress resilience.
  4. Blood pressure lowers, which reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack.
  5. Muscles relax, which in turn can reduce pain from tension and spasms. 
  6. Pain lessens through a combination of increased relaxation and an increase of “happy” hormones.
  7. Circulation increases, which nourishes cells and organs. 

Positive responses to Vibroacoustic Therapy may include: 

  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Reduced Pain 
  • Reduced Anxiety 
  • Better Regulated Limbic System 
  • Increased Circulation 
  • Shortened Healing Periods 
  • Increased Sleep Quality 
  • Increased Sense of Calm 

Book your Sound Therapy Appointment today and experience first hand the calm meditative state that will allow your body to rest, recover and heal. We offer convenient biohacks to help you keep living an active life. 

Be ready for, and recover quickly from, enjoying the great outdoors.  



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