The session begins in a luxurious zero gravity lounger, cocooned in warm weighted pillows. The body is connected with sound generators that deliver dynamic low frequencies to areas that include the feet, legs, hips, hands, neck, spine and chest. As the session unfolds the body is moved into a range of positions to create a sense of floating and stretching.
Vibroacoustic therapy uses sound to produce mechanical vibrations that resonate through the body, causing physiological and psychological effects. The full spectrum of sound is both heard and felt, which calms the nervous system and promotes deep relaxation. The Sensorium allows you to experience the most profound effects of music on your body and mind. ~ Andrew Weil, M.D.
Senses stimulated in the Sensorium include:
SIGHT This technically is two senses given the two distinct types of receptors present, one for color (cones) and one for brightness (rods).
SOUND Detecting vibrations along some medium, such as air or water that is in contact with your ear drums.
TOUCH Touch has been found to be distinct from pressure, temperature, pain, and even itch sensors.
SMELL Yet another sensor related to a chemical reaction. This sense combines with taste to produce flavors.
TASTE You can argue this one should count for five senses by itself due to the differing types of taste receptors: sweet, salty, sour, bitter, and umami). But generally it’s considered one sense.
THERMOCEPTION Ability to sense heat and cold. This also is thought of as more than one sense because there are also thermoceptors in the brain used for monitoring internal body temperature.
PRESSURE Detecting vibrations along some medium, such as air or water that is in contact with your ear drums.
PROPRIOCEPTION This sense gives you the ability to tell where your body parts are, relative to other body parts. It’s one of the things police officers test when they pull someone over who they think is driving drunk. The “close your eyes and touch your nose” test is testing this sense.
The sense that allows you to keep your balance and sense body movement in terms of acceleration and directional changes. This sense also allows for perceiving gravity.
This one is debated. No singular mechanism has been found that allows people to perceive time. However, experimental data has shown humans have a startling accurate sense of time.