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Tone Your Vagus Nerve And Release Your Inner Purr With Sensate

Posted on May 19, 2020

Who doesn't feel better after watching a good cat video? YouTube tells us quite a lot of us do. We'll go a step further and suggest there's a way for you to experience your own personal purr. Your own internal hum.

How it works - the Sensate Technique

Place the Sensate on the chest bone (sternum). When powered on, it produces sub-audible, engineered tones that are felt rather than heard. This provides a pleasant sensation, designed to stimulate the all-important vagus nerve. The vagus nerve originates in the brainstem and extends to the heart, lungs, gut, and through the entire nervous system. 

Internal Hum

Sensate is engineered to create a sophisticated and complex full-frequency experience. It's synchronized and orchestrated across the audible and sub audible spectrum. Experienced both through physical sensation throughout the body and heard through engineered soundscapes.

Sensate’s Infrasonic Resonance Technology reproduces natural sounds below the typical hearing threshold. Experienced via bone conduction on the sternum, these are perceived as whole body sensations.

Using the chest’s thoracic cavity as an acoustic chamber to create internal, sub audible vibrations, the body experiences an overall calming effect.

With the addition of four specific trade secret elements coded into the audio, Sensate engages active hearing producing a profound effect on neural processing.

Your Body, Part of The Music

The ability of frequency to activate body tissues is already well evidenced. It's applied often with medical technologies and techniques such as ultrasound. Infrasound, at the other end of the frequency spectrum, can also be manipulated to produce physical and neurological effects. This is the basis for the unique Sensate mechanism. Studies demonstrate that infrasound affects organs and systems, linked to the vagus nerve. Plus, infrasound exposure also influences the endocrine system and autonomic nervous system.

Sensate’s infrasonic vibrations are produced at frequencies between 0.001 Hz and 150 Hz. The Sensate soundscape experience can range up to 20,000 Hz. By engineering Sensate to maximize the impacts of both sub audible and audible frequencies, it creates a unique, tactile, whole body experience.

What We Know About Vibrations

Vibrations between 20-140 Hz fall within a therapeutic range that supports pain relief, inflammation reduction, healing, musculoskeletal repair, bone density, and joint mobility. Stimulation within this range has proven effective in humans and animal studies. Exposure to frequencies between 20-50 Hz has shown to increase bone density. It's also documented that exposure to low frequency stimulation supports pain relief and musculoskeletal recovery. 

Your Own Personal Purr

Without having used a Sensate, it can be hard to imagine the sensation! Luckily, nature has provided substantial reference points to support our case. The purring behaviors of cats and feline animals have been studied extensively. Findings broadly substantiate the benefits of internal, infrasonic, vibrational waves associated with purring. Think of it this way – cats have a built-in Sensate. No other techniques required!

The purring behavior serves multiple purposes, but a prolonged purr indicates satisfaction, healing, relaxation, and wellbeing. 

Without a built-in Sensate mechanism, humans can experience this sensation for themselves. Power on your Sensate, place the device on your chest, and reap the widespread benefits of infrasonic vibro-acoustic stimulation. 

Is it Love or is it Sensate? 

The vagus nerve is also the originator of the “butterflies” in the stomach effect that emotions involved in love and excitement produce. Because of this, the sensory experiences of Sensate vary on a case-by-case basis. People who begin a Sensate session under a great deal of stress may notice a reduction in stress or anxiety. Individuals who begin their Sensate session in a state of relaxation may experience feelings of wellbeing and euphoria. Similar feelings to the “butterflies” of excitement or love.

The vagus nerve is also involved in the profound calm embodied by lifelong practitioners of meditation and breath work.

This act of repeating the humming sound ‘OM’ produces an effect that stimulates the vagus nerve via internal vibrations. The magic of Sensate is that these benefits can be experienced without dedication to a lifelong meditation practice or a perfected chanting of ‘OM’. It will be there in times when we're too stressed out to focus – no matter how long we've been practicing.

Keep breathing, keep tuning in, and get in touch with any questions. We'd love to hear from you.