by Nat Frothingham
BERLIN — Pitz Quattrone, a local musician and healer who has done so much to popularize and explain the didgeridoo, a long bamboo-like instrument from northern Australia with roots that go back, some say, as far as 40,000 years of human history — Quattrone and others are discovering that the “didge” when played, can have powerful healing properties.
During the past year, Quattrone has been making the trip from Vermont to Taneytown, Maryland and back — to work with sound therapists at the Samara Healing Center. “I go down four or five times a year,” said Quattrone. What Quattrone and others have discovered is that the didge can be made part of what is called “Vibroacoustic Therapy.”
During a recent tour of Quattrone’s new office location in Berlin, not far from the branch office of the Vermont State Employees Credit Union, he offered a demonstration of Vibroacoustic Therapy. The participant enters a low-light room and lies on his back on a mattress. Then Quattrone activates a musical sound which when passed through traducers becomes a physical vibration. When these vibrations are put through the mattress, healing effects can be powerful.
When the didge was first introduced at the Samara Healing Center, the center’s acupuncturist Jim Thomas felt the full effects of the didge for the first time. According to Quattrone Thomas reacted by saying, “Whoa! I’ve never felt anything like that before.”
Describing the effects of sound therapy employing the didge, Quattrone said, “It loosens things up. It helps with alignment and flow. It unclogs you in basic terms.”
Massage therapy has long had beneficial healing impacts. But, said Quattrone, sound therapy can permeate the body at a deep cellular level. “It can penetrate every cell and organ of the body.” Quattrone has already invited interested people to take a look at his new studio and experience some of what he is offering. On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 13, some 20 interested people visited the new studio. Then the next day on Monday, Nov. 14, 25 to 28 people showed up for a second open house.
Now, Quattrone is offering two more open house events. The first open house will be held on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. And the second open house will be held the next day on Monday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Then Quattrone will be offering a three-week workshop series for people wanting relief from obstructive sleep apnea. That workshop begins on Tuesday, Dec. 6 with two additional Tuesday afternoon workshops on Dec. 13 and 20.
As he signed off from a recent phone call, Quattrone said, “Come in out of this crazy world and take the stress out of your body. Give your body a 60-minute break to relax and do what it’s supposed to do.”
For further information about Vibroacoustic Therapy or to contact Pitz Quattrone, please go online firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 229-4952.