A - The Table brings a deeper level of relaxation for all. The amazing thing about the table that I see over and over is that clients get up and make the remark that they are so much more "Alive"or "Vibrant" With certain types of music, I often get guided to stop in a place and just wait and be. As I wait in these areas I feel the tissue change right under my hands. In this area where I felt no vibration, after a time, I start to feel it become alive with vibration. Vibration and energy appears to do all the work. After the session the person makes a comment like, "Wow did you feel all that" or "I really felt something dissolve and move out". The comments are endless.
Q -And how has owning the Tactile Sound Table changed things for you?
A - As to what it does to me, every time I work with a person I experience work on myself through the table. After sessions I come out buzzing, and by the end of a long day I still have lots of energy. I have come to realize that as I am working with people on the Tactile Sound Table, I am also being affected by the vibration of the table. This leaves me with more energy and with a peaceful sense of being.
Q - So Tim, does the sound table help you do the massage?
A - The table opens a gateway to let the massage effects in to a deeper level. What I sense happens is that when I exert pressure into the fascial and connective tissue these bands and sheets pull tight. As I wait the vibration comes through and starts to gently encourage the tissue to let go. I tend to like to use music that has various types of vibration at the beginning of the session and then finish with music that provides a more constant type of vibration. I sense that the tissue at first expands, elongates, opens and as time goes on with the shift of vibration, the tissue seems to almost take on a more "fluid level" where it feels more pliable, lengthened, and softened. All of this requires very little movement on my part, the vibration does that majority of the work.
Q - What kind of setup do you have with your table?
A - With the table, I also have a small external stereo system so that I can play a separate vibration through the table and a musical CD through the external system. My plans are to upgrade to a Surround System in the near future to envelope the person on the table with vibration.
Q - What music do you like to use?
A - I use a variety of music throughout the session. Before every session I ask for guidance on what music to bring in. It is different every time, the experience is different every time. My collection consists of: The "Liquid Mind" Series of Chuck Wild - Unity, Balance and Spirit CDs; Janalea Hoffman's Musical Acupuncture and Musical Biofeedback II; Astarius - Dream Awake and Ascension Current. Also I use Therasound's - Harmonizer and Musical Body collection and Visionary Music's - DNA Activation Series and others.
Q - Tim, has your table increased your Client base?
A - Yes it has. I book up almost a week ahead of time. My fees have gone up and usually even with the fee increase people will gift me more. My range and types of client have also changed. It is all very interesting.
Q - Tim is there anything else you would like to share with us?
A - I would like to say thanks for this opportunity for sharing my experiences with the vibration table. Personally, I would like to see more therapists work them. I can only tell you of some the experiences of clients. The list is long and has many variations. I think sound and vibration is a modality that has a huge part in bodywork of all types. Just being outside and experiencing the light brushing effects of the wind effects not only our skin but it also creates a gentle vibration that is resonated all thru the body. Think of when you throw a pebble into a calm pool of water and you watch the waves that were created by this pebble. The waves of motion expand all the way across the pool. Likewise I invite to think about the effects of vibration expanding into the body, through all the muscles, blood vessels, nerves, viscera, connective tissue, cells and even into the depths of a cell and finally into the DNA and the very essence of the DNA energy. The ripple goes on and on. What effect would this have on a body????
It all goes back to the statement that "Movement is Life". Movement is about vibration and vibration is about energy. All this appears to be about what our "Innerself" or "Spirit" is composed of. If I can seek to be a facilitator that can provide a conduit back to this "Innate Intelligence" that exist in every human being, maybe the vibration and energy can resonate and awaken a part of the body which seeks to be awakened and healed.