The Science Of Sound

The Ripl meditation system is a modern form of vibroacoustic therapy - a powerful blend of music, tones and sounds in the audible range that produce mechanical vibrations when applied to the body. Vibroacoustic therapy uses lower sound frequencies (up to 200Hz) to produce these vibrations. Because the human body is 70% water and an excellent conductor of vibration, vibroacoustic therapy is beneficial to the brain, skin, muscles and joints.

Ripl is the first wearable form of vibroacoustic therapy that uses a patented tactile stimulation device attached to headphones. This bimodal form of brain stimulation helps to form new neural connections that help you feel, and perform, better.

Vibroacoustic therapy has many proven benefits*:

- Stress reduction
- Anxiety relief
- Management of pain
- Increase range of motion
- Improved joint motion
- Stimulate blood flow
- Induce neurite growth
- Increase release of nitric oxide
- Activation of muscles
- Enhance sleep
- Reduce muscle tension
- Improve balance
- Enhance mood and quality of life
- Reduce Parkinson's symptoms
- Reduce depression

* References

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