Somatron’s Theracoustic Music System is designed for settings and procedures that require deep relaxation, pain relief and stress reduction. Each of the program’s four compositions feature clinically tested harmonic techniques, providing a complete spectrum of effective pain and stress management music.
For years it has been recognized that relaxation accelerates healing and enhances the immune system, but as the public has grown cautious about the side effects of pharmaceuticals, the medical community is turning increasingly to music as a non-drug stress reduction strategy. Our Theracoustic Music brings this non-drug alternative to you, the pain management professional.
Anxiolytic is the technical term for music that reduces stress and encourages feelings of well-being. Combining archetypal beauty with modern physioacoustic science, Somatron’s Theracoustic Music creates a safe, comforting sonic environment that calms heart rate, lowers blood pressure, relaxes breathing and reduces pain. Dr. George Patrick, who conducted the NIH study, reported a 53% aggregate reduction in a variety of symptoms among 272 patients after each had experienced a twenty-five minute vibroacoustic session using the composition Balance (Level 1).
“One of the most important discoveries to emerge from my years of research was that certain kinds of evocative melodies actually interfered with relaxation by stimulating emotionally charged memories that raised rather than lowered stress levels. To counter this tendency, I positioned the melody in the composition so that it wouldn’t interfere with the breathing pattern in the bass line. Here, melody is always subordinate. That’s why the melodic phrases linger, patiently, and seem to drift in and out of the underlying rhythm, where clarity and relaxation occur simultaneously.” David Ison, Composer.
Working with these ideas, three new compositions were developed for our Pain and Stress Management Program, each one engineered to maximize the vibrotactile effect. Long deep bass tones literally move throughout the Somatron, resonating the patients body and encouraging them to breathe in time with this rising a no falling motion. Each composition provides you with a different aspect of pain and stress management therapy and should be used accordingly.
These new composition are:
Level 1 – Balance - Exquisitely beautiful and claming. Balance is the most widely used breath-based stress reduction composition, and still the healing profession’s defining benchmark for eliciting the Relaxation Response. Used by hospitals, stress reduction clinics and health care facilities around the world. Use this piece in any situation, Balance will consistently relax a person and always relieve their pain, smoothly and easily.
Level 2 - Serenity – A composition that will allow the listener to settle into the relaxation experience, without moving them too deeply, too quickly. Level 2 makes use of the subconscious resonances associated with the water archetype, enhancing the peaceful bass line with a gently cresting mid-range pulse. Subtly ephemeral guitar is carefully woven around the breath pattern that forms Level 2’s center of gravity, encouraging the listener to breathe deeply and relax and let go of the tensions that prolong chronic pain.
Level 3 - Tranquility – This composition brings forward the Relaxation Response at its deepest level. The harmonic chord progression produces a sensation of will-being that is firmly grounded in the listener’s breathing pattern. As the piece progresses, the listener begins to regulate their breath and experiences a significant degree of deep relaxation along with a substantial reduction in their levels of pain.
Level 4 - Harmony – While equally relaxing, this composition takes a different approach. Layered over the resonant breath pattern in the bass line is a light and sparkling texture which suggests flight, easy gliding, effortless soaring among clouds, all in an atmosphere of subdued ecstasy. This piece should bring a high degree of pain reduction even to your most difficult of cases.
“This was the first composition to emerge after recovering from my accident. I wanted to compose something that not only expressed but actually evoked the profoundly focused yet relaxing breath patterns I had practiced to regain the use of my legs. I embedded those breath patters in the foundation of the composition, in the bass lien, then added carefully modeled chordal structures that float out in soft, peaceful and expansive layers. The idea was to relax the listener and facilitate the union of mind and body by encouraging deep, slow breathing and broadened perception.” David Ison, Composer.
You can use any one of these compositions to reduce a person’s level of stress and relieve their pain. We suggest that you try each piece personally to familiarize yourself with their therapeutic differences. By doing this, you will be able to select the composition that best suits your clients need.
Pain and Anxiety Management and Evaluation
Anxiety Reduction and Assessment.
Facilitates the Relaxation Response to Reduce:
:: Frequently Asked Questions
Stereo and/or portable players are REQUIRED for use with Somatron products!
Q. What are the stereo requirements?
A. Find your product listed below for what is required.
10-100 watts of power required for Mat, Recliner Cushion, Wedge, Therapy Lounge, Exercise Rocker, Play floor, and Crawl Space.
20-200 watts of power required for Cloud Chair, Learning Chair, Body Pillow, Abbottsford Chair, Clinical and EZ Access Recliners, Music Mattress, Tubby Ball Pool, Waterbed, Multi-sensory Room.
Portable CD player or MP3 music input required for Neurotron, Headrest and Snugums (amplifier included).
Bookshelf stereo unit available for purchase. Item #A300
Amplifier (portable music input required) available for purchase. Item #A400
Q. How do I connect my Somatron product to a stereo?
A. Basic Audio Connection Instructions:
Step 1 - If you are using an existing stereo, disconnect the main speakers from your stereo amplifier. If you are using a new stereo amplifier, go to step 2.
Step 2 - Connect the cable from any of the SOMATRON products to your stereo amplifier according to the following color codes:
Right Plus or R +
Right Minus or R -
Left Plus or L +
Left Minus or L -
Q.What color choices are available?
A. The following colors are “stock” colors: India Ink (Black); South Pacific (Blue); Amethyst Purple; Peacock Green; Geranium Red; Sand Dune (Tan); Moonscape (Light Gray); and White.
If you are interested in the following colors for an additional fee, please contact us at 732-534-7679
Q. What are the approximate manufacturing times?
A. Depending on the Somatron Product:
Two weeks for portables and soft furniture.
Four weeks for Recliners, Exercise Chair, Fitness Rocker, Therapy Lounge and Abbottsford.
Six weeks for Ball Pool, Crawl Space, Waterbeds, Play Floor and special orders.
Eight weeks for the i-Sensory Educational Pod.
Q. Are there charges for Shipping and Handling?
A. Yes, based on the following destinations:
In the continental U.S., shipping and handling will be quoted and charges are based on the product; quantity of items and destination.
Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico shipping and handling will require more information and will be quoted separately.
Outside of the U.S. shipment will require the purchaser to provide a freight forwarder and purchaser is responsible for payment to the freight forwarder.
Q. Is there a Warranty?
A. Somatron products are warranted for one year, from the shipping date, against defects in materials and workmanship.
Q. Are there any cleaning instructions?
A. Day-to-day soil-remove ordinary dirt and smudges with a mild soap and warm water solution. Dry with a soft,lint-free cloth or towel. For more difficult stains, use a stronger detergent; however, follow the detergent manufacturer’s instructions closely.
Special Cleaning Problems
Many stains will be removed when these cleaning agents are used in the following order:
Step 1: Use nonabrasive household cleaners such as Formula 409 All Purpose Spray Cleaner or Fantastik Spray Cleaner with water and a soft cloth. Step 2: Use a solvent-type cleaner such as rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol)liberally applied with a soft cloth. Dry area with another cloth, rinse with clean water and dry. Step 3: Use strong, active solvent cleaners such as nail polish remover(acetone / water) applied with a soft cloth. Stain should be removed with less then six (6) rubs; if stain persists after six rubs, stain has probably set** and may not be capable of being removed. Dry area with another cloth, rinse with clean water and dry. *Caution: These solvents are highly flammable. Exercise proper care in cleaning and notify personnel in area of danger. Wear rubber gloves during all cleaning activity. Use caution in cleaning around buttons, stitching and wooden or decorative trim, since these solvents could easily damage such areas.
**Although vinyls protected with PreFixx are resistant to most common stains, some fabric dyes have the ability to create a permanent stain. To minimize any problems from these and other stains, it is recommended that as soon as they are notices all stains should be cleaned, making sure the recommended cleaning steps are followed in order.
Q. Are Somatron products patented?
A. Somatron products are protected by U.S.and International patents, and patents pending, including Canada, Britain, Germany, France and Japan.
Q. Are Somatrons medical devices?
A. Somatrons are not manufactured or sold as medical devices by the Somatron Corporation.