Natural oscillation stimulation

Brain activities control stress and relaxation

The lounge8 System was developed based on what we know about the positive effects of various trance and meditation techniques on our brain activities as well as scientific studies on how the stimulation of oscillation promotes our health.
Brain activity can be visualized and recorded using EEGs (electroencephalograms). The frequency ranges (measured in hertz = vibration per second) provide information about the patient's mental and emotional states of consciousness.

BETA frequency range 30-12 Hz

  • waking state
  • concentration
  • mental activity
  • logical/analytical thinking

ALPHA frequency range 12-8 Hz

  • slight relaxation
  • enhanced creativity
  • daydreaming/visualization
  • sense of ease/serenity
  • subconscious learning

THETA range frequency 8-4 Hz

  • deep relaxation
  • improved memory
  • increased regeneration phase
  • activation of self-regulation
  • meditative trance states
  • strong imagination/creativity
  • transition between waking and sleep phase

DELTA range frequency 4-1 Hz

  • deep sleep
  • regeneration

The lounge8 Concept

The lounge8 relaxation system is based on the unique combination of the naturally calming stimulation of oscillation through gently rhythmic micro-body motor skills.
Based on the principle of natural, even stimulation, the lounge8 vibrating lounger is used to calm down brain activities through a certain rhythm and intensity of vibration, for example during meditation or hypnosis. lounge8 stimulates brain activities around the 8-hertz range (alpha and theta phase) with a specially developed frequency of vibration and thus promotes physical and mental deceleration in a playful way. Through regular use of lounge8, our brain "learns" to mentally control relaxation processes and thus enter phases of deep relaxation.

12 Hz

States of consciousness
in the Alpha State 12-8 Hz promote:

• gentle relaxation
• subconscious learning
• enhanced creativity
• visualization

4 Hz

States of consciousness
in the Theta State 8-4 Hz promote:

• deep relaxation
• improved memory
• enhanced autosuggestion
• meditation

Scientifically-proven effect

Numerous studies have proven the calming and stress-reducing effects of oscillation stimulation and meditation or focusing techniques in adults. The linear rocking motion, similar to that experienced as a baby in a parent's arm, is the most effective way to induce sleep and relieve stress compared to other types of swinging motion. *1)

The sensory stimulation of a gentle oscillation helps synchronize brain activities and supports an increased spindle activity and brain activities in the alpha/theta frequency range, making it easier to fall asleep and to have better sleep with positive deep-sleep regeneration and general memory improvement . *2)

Specific studies of oscillating stimulation with dementia patients showed significant improvements in depression and anxiety, an increased sense of well-being, and improved balance. *3)

Further studies show that oscillation reduces the stress hormone cortisol, slows down the heart and respiratory rate, lowers blood pressure, and improves the general quality of life. *4)

Further studies, including “Increase of Alpha and Theta activity during Non-Directive Meditation” and “EEG Spectral Analysis on OM Mantra Meditation,” show the positive effects meditation and focusing techniques on the alpha and theta brain frequency ranges.

Sources:
*1) «Effective rocking motion for inducing sleep in adults. – Verification of effect of mother`s embrace and rocking motion»; Journal of Robotics, Networking and Artificial Life. Volume 1, Issue 4, March 2015, Pages 285 – 290; Keishi Ashida, Yoshifumi Morita, Ryojun Ikeura, Kiyoko Yokoyama, Ming Ding, Yuki Mori
*2) «Rocking synchronizes brain waves during a short nap»; Current Biology. Volume 21, Issue 12, 21 June 2011, Pages R461-462; Laurence Bayer, Irina Constantinescu, Stephen Perrig, Julie Vienne, Pierre-Paul Vidal, Michel Mühlethaler, Sophie Schwartz
*3) «Rocking chair therapy for dementia patients – its effect on psychosocial well-being and balance»; American Journal of Alzheimer´s Disease and Other Dementias. November/ December 1998; Nancy M. Watson, Thelma J. Wells, Christopher Cox
*4) «Vestibular stimulation for Stress Management in Students, Effect of vestibular Stimulation spatial and verbal memory in college students, vestibular Stimulation, Standardization of a physiological method to release stress in college students»; Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research. 2016 February, Vol-10(2): CC27-CC31; Sai Sailesh Kumar, Archana Rajagopalan, Joseph Kurien Mukkadan

Instructions for lounging

This video leads you step-by-step to sustainable relaxation with the stressless lounge8.

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Technical Data

Fine craftsmanship and hand-finished in Germany with high-quality materials from German-speaking Europe in a timelessly beautiful design.

Lying Surface

Aluminum frame, cushioning with integrated slatted frame made of beech wood

Substructure

Patented aluminum structure consisting of two c-shaped skids for suspension and an adjustable carriage with handwheel for weight settings

Covering

Synthetic leather – water-repellent, lightfast, color black 

Dimensions: (L x W x H)

190 x 64 x 88 cm 

Maximum weight

120 kg

Footprint

150 x 250 cm

Lying Surface

190 cm

Access heights (sliding)

32 – 37 cm 

Tare weight

45 kg

Exit heights (sliding)

24 – 29 cm

Load weight

max. 120 kg

Body weights for swinging range

ca. 50 – 120 kg 

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