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At Sacred Ways, we currently hold the only VAT Sound Table in Zürich, and one of the few in Switzerland; a custom made table with advanced technology sensors that are recognised as the premier transducers made in the world.

The Esalen & Vibroacoustic Fusion is a unique treatment that merges Vibroacoustic Therapy with Esalen Massage — a most wholesome experience that connects your awareness of the body with your inner realm.

What is Esalen Bodywork?


Esalen Massage and Bodywork was first developed over 40 years ago, in California at the renowned Institute of the same name and has become known as the art of “conscious touch”. It uses full, gentle stretching over the entire length of the body and combines this with different massage and bodywork techniques, so that any physical or energetic blockages the client has can be released, leaving them feeling more relaxed. The Esalen Massage is best described as the interface and integration of form, energy, structure, and soul.

Ground & Elevate — a unique and deeply healing treatment merging Esalen Bodywork with Sound Healing modalities.

Esalen practitioners are dedicated to connecting deeply with each client. Practitioners combine a full-hearted presence with long, integrating strokes and slow, deep muscle work to release everyday stresses, still the mind, and leave you feeling integrated and deeply relaxed. The basis of Esalen Massage is traditional massage, which works in a very precise manner on the muscle and circulation systems.

Marc had taken various introductory workshops at Esalen Institute before he completed his training at THE CENTER in Zürich to become certified Esalen Bodyworker.

What is Vibroacoustic Therapy?

Vibroacoustic Sound Therapy (VAT) is a science-based treatment that uses mild vibrations and soothing music to align the body and mind with healthy cellular behaviour. Vibroacoustics is a term referring to technology that translates sound you can hear into sound you can feel. This sensation is achieved using vibro-tactile transducers incorporated into a massage table. The vibrations from the music permeate throughout the body to a cellular level. What that means is you can become one with the music, as the vibrations are translated by the brain as sound and not shaking; so the body receives an external and internal massage; organs in the body which we cannot reach by traditional methods — nerves, glands, lungs, heart, deep-lying blood vessels, and brain tissue — will respond when being exposed to sound vibration. 











At Sacred Ways, we currently hold one of the few VAT Sound Tables in Switzerland; it is a custom made table with advanced technology transducers that are recognised as the best vibroacoustic transducers made in the world. With these specific transducers the vibrations in the table are incredibly accurate and smooth. Laying on one of these tables, you become one with the music and vibration in a way not possible before.


When your cells are vibrating within what is considered to be the healthy range (about 30 – 120 Hz), you will feel well and resilient to emotional and physical triggers. When your cells are vibrating outside of the healthy range, you can experience negative symptoms — anything from mild hunger to chronic pain. Daily stress makes our cells acidic, and we tend not to fill the cells up to an optimal oxygen level. These traces of stress are stored as waste products in cells and blood vessels which may, in time, lead to serious consequences for our health. Low frequency sound vibrations through VAT may contribute to clean the cells, increase oxygenation and reduce acidation. Feeding off the frequency, the cells in your body begin to respond and copy the vibrations that the body feels. By doing this, the cells are brought back to a natural state —resulting in a healthy resonant response. 


VAT can be a wonderful way to destress and quickly restore balance and puts you in a parasympathetic nervous state within minutes. For instance, new moms struggle with various physical and emotional challenges after giving birth. It takes a while to feel like yourself again and VAT is a terrific way to de-stress and begin to heal. VAT is a non-invasive method of settling emotional imbalances, improving sleep and soothing aches and pains.


National Institute of Health has been reporting on the efficacy of using Vibroacoustics for physical and emotional challenges for over 30 years.







VAT has been studied by the National Institute of Health and is shown to have had beneficial effects on a variety of health conditions, including:

  • Parkinson’s Disease

  •  COPD

  • Asthma

  • PTSD

  • Autism,

  • ADHD and ADD

  • Depression 

  • Anxiety

  • Migraines

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Pain Disorders in general.


Research-backed benefits of VAT include: 


  • symptom reduction

  • pain management

  • stress alleviation

  • improved sleep

  • removal of cellular waste

  • increased circulation

  • lower blood pressure

  • enhanced metabolism,

  • hormonal balance (postpartum period)

  • release of muscle tension

  • deep relaxation

  • meditative experiences and more

Esalen & Vibroacoustic Fusion:

60min | Sfr. 150.- *

90min | Sfr. 190.-*

Esalen Massage:

60min | Sfr. 150.- *

*this includes a short assessment and gentle grounding at the end of each session — as we strive to always give our clients a most integral experience. 


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