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What Is The Life Vessel?
The Life Vessel is a FDA cleared, Class II medical device that has five U.S. patents. It is a horizontal structure in which an individual reclines for a period of one hour. The Life Vessel employs the therapeutic modalities associated with frequency, vibration, sound and light, in addition to infrared light, to relax and rebalance the body. The Life Vessel was developed in 1999 and obtained FDA clearance in October of 2007.

How does the Life Vessel work?
The Life Vessel utilizes an infrared light source, in addition to a combination of vibration, sound and visible light in a non-invasive series of treatments. The infrared light allows for an increase in both blood circulation and oxygen levels in the cells, while the simultaneous combination of vibration, sound and light facilitates the ultimate experience in relaxation therapy. By allowing the body to reach this state, many benefits of relaxation to the body can be obtained and include: stress reduction, higher energy levels, improved sleep, stronger cognitive abilities and an enhanced immune system.

How does the body relax in the Life Vessel?
The body’s ability to relax is greatly enhanced by the modalities of vibration, sound and light, which combined together create a frequency that resonates with the body. This “resonant frequency” provides for the relaxation tendencies of the body to be improved by lowering the overall hertz level of the body. This same theory, to a lesser degree, can be experienced through various relaxation techniques such as meditation, biofeedback and guided imagery.

What are the benefits of Relaxation Therapy?
Relaxation therapy provides benefits to the body that include higher energy levels, improved sleep, stronger cognitive abilities, an enhanced immune system and the ability for an individual to de-stress. Studies show that up to 85% of bodily dysfunction can be associated with stress and, if not effectively dealt with, can seriously compromise an individual’s health. Stress reduction techniques, including relaxation therapy, are the cutting-edge of “advanced wellness” and are the forefront of modern medicine.

How is the success of the Life Vessel measured?
The first measure of a patient’s success in the Life Vessel is completed through a post Life Vessel interview where we discuss the patient’s sleep patterns, appetite, energy levels and overall health. In conjunction with this interview, a heart rate variability test is administered pre and post Life Vessel that measures the success of the treatment through the analysis of a patient’s autonomic nervous system (ANS) balance.

What is the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)?
The autonomic nervous system is part of the peripheral nervous system that controls bodily functions over which we have little or no conscious control – functions such as digestion, blood pressure, heart rate and the operation of major organs and glands. This “automatic” part of one’s nervous system must be balanced to maintain good health and optimal healing capacity. Relaxation techniques are one of the primary ways to maintain a healthy and balanced ANS.

How long is each session and how many will I need?
Life Vessel sessions last for a period of one hour. The typical Life Vessel protocol involves four sessions over a three to four day period. Since every person is different – as are their conditions – the total number of sessions required is dependent upon the individual and the severity of his or her health challenge.

Do I have to be ill in order to benefit from the Life Vessel?
Absolutely not. Although most people visit with a specific health challenge, the Life Vessel “Advanced Wellness” philosophy serves individuals who wish to optimize their health through relaxation therapy, de-stressing and the balancing of their autonomic nervous system. We look at this as a preventative approach toward wellness.

Does the Life Vessel cure disease?
The Life Vessel does not cure disease. Through the modalities of vibration, sound, visible light and with the assistance of infrared light, the Life Vessel facilitates the body’s natural ability to relax, de-stress and balance, thus enabling an individual’s natural capacity to self-regulate and self-heal to be enhanced. The Life Vessel treatment is a great adjunct therapy that can be utilized with other health related activities.