What massage therapists do!

Have you ever thought about what massage therapists actually do? Ideally, they provide a safe, warm and comfortable environment. It is soft clean bedding, warm aromatic oils, background music, their knowledge of how the body works, warm hands and a genuinely caring touch that leads you into the relaxation of the tired and stressed muscles.

Why do we need massage?

It is difficult to imagine the overwhelming extent of what just living every day can do to our health and well-being when we make the trained reactive acceptance of being stressed. We have been trained to deal with negative stressful events in many ways, but our first tendency is to react. Research suggests that the negative health effects of stress may be due to what has been called Accumulated Emotionally Reactive Stress Syndrome (AERSS). This means that the more emotionally negative problems we are faced with and also react to, the more we retain and accumulate stress in our physiology. Stress has been linked to an increasing number of diseases. Attached to all negative events, there is still a direct connection to the emotions that either occurred at the moment of the incident or shortly thereafter. Each emotional event can give us an opportunity to choose how we perceive the event. When we react, we start going down the road to get stressed. When we are under stress, we can show a number of indications that we are under stress, such as anger, frustration, increased anxiety, physical discomfort, higher blood pressure, shallow or hesitant breathing, insomnia, depression and much more. What is important to remember is that our society has grown up in an environment that bombards us with things that have negative taste, smell, images, sounds, music, violence, corruption and news, etc. All of this affects us emotionally and places our physiology into a sympathetic nervous reactive state. Our Fight and Flight reactions release the stress hormones and the body enters a defensive attitude. Blood goes to the extremities and the muscles tense and as long as we keep the emotions associated with what started the stress, our muscles will remain tense and the ability of the immune system will begin to decline. We can choose to do things that we would not normally do, such as trying to hide or escape from the cause of our stress. On the other hand, we can choose to do things that lead to a happier result, such as listening to uplifting music, accepting the situation as an opportunity to learn and even receiving regular massage. According to the internationally renowned trauma recovery therapist, David Bercili, “the body is a living organism designed to solve even the tragedy of life’s experiences”.

Can massage really help?

Research from a large number of sources collected over the last 50 years indicates that receiving a massage on a regular basis can help release the physically retained stress symptoms. There are many styles or application techniques for massage. Some, like sports massage, are specifically designed to deal with physical trauma. Others provide a very spiritual result, and some are very emotionally relaxing. What is important to remember is that from birth to death we all want touch. Sincere and unconditional touch promotes and reinforces our general sense of well-being. It returns our bodies to a natural state where the spirit / mind / body connection can start the process of healing from within.

The power of music

There are a large number of studies that indicate that music has power. Music has been used as a background element in massage since massage was performed on the participants in the first Olympic Games. You may be wondering why music is being used more and more in the medical and mental health environment. The answer is, “because music has a direct impact on our emotional state and our emotional state has an impact on our physical condition. It has the power to initiate changes in behavior patterns. It can manipulate the way we express our patriotism, love, joy, sadness or anger.It can calm or excite us.Today, most massage therapists play a kind of relaxing music while giving a massage.Many of our nations’ hospitals and nursing homes retain the services of certified music therapists.Doctors  often play music in the operating room during surgery It has the  power to calm and inspire us at the same time or create a negative effect on our emotions. Research has shown that music / sounds that express fear, anger, violence and deep sadness, affect our stress level, our learning abilities and then the feeling of health and well-being negatively. On the opposite side of the spectrum, music that is enjoyed, joyful and uplifting, has the opposite effect. That brings us to a question. Is it the vibrational qualities of music that interact with our emotional vibrations that give us the opportunity to experience a certain level of emotional healing that will facilitate an improvement in our overall health and well-being? It has the power to calm and inspire us at the same time or create a negative effect on our emotions. Research has shown that music / sounds that express fear, anger, violence and deep sadness, affect our stress level, our learning abilities and then the feeling of health and well-being negatively. On the opposite side of the spectrum, music that is enjoyed, joyful and uplifting, has the opposite effect. That brings us to a question. Is it the vibrational qualities of music that interact with our emotional vibrations that give us the opportunity to experience a certain level of emotional healing that will facilitate an improvement in our overall health and well-being? It has the power to calm and inspire us at the same time or create a negative effect on our emotions. Research has shown that music / sounds that express fear, anger, violence and deep sadness, affect our stress level, our learning abilities and then the feeling of health and well-being negatively. On the opposite side of the spectrum, music that is enjoyed, joyful and uplifting, has the opposite effect. That brings us to a question. Is it the vibrational qualities of music that interact with our emotional vibrations that give us the opportunity to experience a certain level of emotional healing that will facilitate an improvement in our overall health and well-being? our learning abilities and then our sense of health and well-being experience a decline. On the opposite side of the spectrum, music that is enjoyed, joyful and uplifting, has the opposite effect. That brings us to a question. Is it the vibrational qualities of music that interact with our emotional vibrations that give us the opportunity to experience a certain level of emotional healing that will facilitate an improvement in our overall health and well-being? our learning abilities and then our sense of health and well-being experience a decline. On the opposite side of the spectrum, music that is enjoyed, joyful and uplifting, has the opposite effect. That brings us to a question. Is it the vibrational qualities of music that interact with our emotional vibrations that give us the opportunity to experience a certain level of emotional healing that will facilitate an improvement in our overall health and well-being?

The vibration of music and our health

Like everything else in the universe, we are in vibration. Within our bodies, the movement of fluids activates the bioelectrical-chemical impulses from our brain movement internally and externally. That is why we are always in a state of vibration. We create musical vibration by exerting a force applied to an instrument designed by nature or man to produce a sound that when arranged in a certain way creates music. Whether it’s a stick hitting a leather drum or stroking the strings of a harp, the sounds of music are simply vibrations that move through the air and come into contact with our body. Most of us have been to concerts or been stuck in traffic next to a car with what seems like 100 speakers. We literally feel the vibrations of the music blowing out towards us. Our car and even the ground vibrate. It can be very annoying and it is a negative emotion that can trigger a stressful reaction. What if these vibrations came from music we enjoyed listening to, and which were also uplifting? Uplifting usually means different things to different people. There are many factors that can determine what is uplifting. When the theme is musical preferences in our modern society, our entire individual cultural history, which will include our patriotic beliefs, age, religious beliefs, geographical location, parenting and peer influence, can have a huge impact on what we see as uplifting. What remains is the simple fact that a number of studies show that uplifting musical vibrations trigger a parasympathetic response in the nervous system and music that is not uplifting can trigger a sympathetic reaction in the nervous system. Many of us would not even act the way we do without the influence of the background music we hear in the supermarket or mall. Have you ever noticed that many commercials have a piece of music that is usually aimed at giving us a sense of how “happy or healthier” we would be if we bought that product. It is our natural desire to be emotionally happy and healthy. This “positive emotional input” facilitates the activation of our desire to be happy and healthy, and the result is that we can buy the product or service. Our physiology wants to feel good and to receive relief from the devastation of accumulated emotionally reactive stress syndrome (AERSS). Listening or feeling the vibrations of carefully selected music can also improve the ability of the immune system.

The magic combination – musical vibration and touch

Although usually played in the background, music gives us a wonderfully pleasing method of massage. Just listening to it lifts us emotionally and therefore physically. Imagine what it would be like to actually feel the vibrations of music during a massage! We would be completely immersed in it when we willingly surrender to the power that will allow us to begin the healing process from within. This process can be initiated by combining the vibrations of music, which is delivered using the Acoustic Touch System (ATS) (patent pending) and the synchronous application of a massage technique called Vibrational Attunement Massage (TM) (VAM). ATS transmits the vibrations to the music through the massage device and applies it directly to the physiology. This induction of music that is uplifting and enjoyed by the recipient creates a strong desire to enter a deep state of relaxation while retaining the ability to be conscious. Depending on the musical selection, which can be very active or very sublime, the recipient can express great joy or fall asleep. It has been noticed that drooling and smiles are common reactions when playing live music. After the music begins to emit the vibrations, the massage therapist who is certified and trained to use VAM begins to use the synchronistic touch in interaction with the music. In a way, the recipient becomes the orchestra and the therapist becomes the conductor. In fact, energy exchange benefits each and every one of them. The recipient enters a state of deep relaxation and the therapist uses less energy during the session. Both are happy and get new energy at the end of the session, and the therapist, because they spent less energy doing the work, is really ready for the next recipient. When you work in music, it is a completely different perspective. Most people who have received only 15 minutes of VAM have only used one sentence to describe the session, “WOW that was amazing”.