Instrument-Assisted Vibration Therapy

What is Instrument-Assisted Vibration Therapy (IAVT)?

At New Earth Healing Center, we developed a unique form of instrument-assisted, local vibration therapy using non-thermal low intensity, low frequency (LILF) ultrasonic cavitation to relieve fluid pressure from compartmentalized fascia. 

Our primary instrument is a weighted 128hz tuning fork. This tool is used as a manual-based vibration therapy device with the same physiological fundamentals as well established therapies using high frequency ultrasound equipment.

The tuning fork is placed directly on soft-tissue locations determined through specialized palpation. We focus on pressurized fluid pockets causing dysfunction in several conditions throughout the body. Generally, one or two placements in a specific location changes the membrane permeability to relieve pressure, relieve pain, restore mobility, restore cardiovascular flow, and restore drainage.

We theorize that fluid-pressure in compartmentalized fascia is responsible for most chronic conditions, and Instrument-Assisted Vibration Therapy is well suited for quickly resolving pressurized pockets to relieve and restore most of the body back to normal conditions.

What does IAVT look like?

With the weighted 128hz tuning fork as the primary assist instrument, the therapist will palpate for a specific quality of tissue. Palpation determines the location and depth of placement. Once the proper placement location has been identified, the tuning fork is struck against the therapist’s palm or knee to activate the vibration. 

The palpation hand still remains in place during the entire placement, and the base of the tuning fork is positioned in between the two palpation fingers for constant feedback. The therapist can feel the release of fluid pressure while the vibration runs out. This process repeats throughout a typical treatment until pain is resolved, mobility is restored, or all fluid-pressure pockets have been released. 

Since IAVT is a stand-alone therapy, the same primary technique is used across the entire body from head to feet. Techniques will vary based on location in the body, depth of soft tissue, and anatomical structure. For example, the layers of tissue covering the neck and head are thinner than the back and limbs, so we need to adjust the downward pressure and angle of the tuning fork to reduce therapist-induced pain and increase placement efficiency. 

We teach palpation, placement, pressure, and position of fork as core competencies in our training program to maintain effective therapeutic techniques.


Who should attend IAVT training?

There is no pre-requisite minimum experience requirement to begin our training program. 

This method fits well within existing professional therapy programs and medical professions where there is a focus on manual manipulation of soft tissue with an end result of releasing fascial restrictions. We feel this should include: Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers in all specialty areas, Rolfers (Structural Integration), Manual Therapists, Physical Therapists and Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Respiratory Therapists, Speech Therapists, Personal Trainers, Sports Therapists, Osteopathic Doctors, Pain Specialists, and Chiropractors.


We offer three classes focused on different regions of the body. Upon completion of each class, you will be provided with a certificate of completion. VFRT is the pre-requisite for all other classes, so you must complete the VFRT class first. 

Vibrational Fascia Release Technique (VFRT):

Vibrational Fascia Release Technique (VFRT) Training: This course delves into the intricate anatomy of the musculo-skeletal system, encompassing bones, tendons, ligaments, and various fascial compartments. At the heart of VFRT is the targeted alleviation of pain and enhancement of mobility. Through precise palpation of fluid-filled compartments, we harness the power of the 128Hz weighted tuning fork to effectively manage fluid pressure, thereby addressing inflammation. Whether addressing recent injuries or longstanding conditions, the primary emphasis of VFRT is fluid management. Should a single session not achieve the desired outcome, the training equips practitioners with supplementary strategies tailored to the specific condition.

Enrolling in this course is foundational, as it equips participants with core skills, essential anatomical knowledge, and a comprehensive understanding of our technique’s physiological impact on the body. Consequently, it serves as a mandatory prelude to other courses in the IAVT Certification program.

Internal Organs Specialty Area:

In this advanced training, we delve deeper into the VFRT protocols, tailoring them specifically for the abdominal region. Our focus encompasses a range of digestive issues such as Heartburn/GERD, Hiatal hernia, Indigestion, Intestinal blockages, and constipation/diarrhea. We also address fertility challenges, female menstrual difficulties, male concerns like ED and prostate health, and hemorrhoids. It’s crucial to understand that the palpation techniques, tuning fork pressure, placement, and grip differ significantly for the abdomen compared to the musculo-skeletal system. Additionally, this training incorporates insights on heart and respiratory conditions. We ensure a thorough grounding in anatomy and physiology, emphasizing the intricate dynamics of the organ systems and the impact of fluid pressure on abdominal dysfunction. Please note: Completion of the VFRT class is a prerequisite for enrollment in this advanced course.

For participants who have already completed the Abdomen online workshop, please note that attending the Internal Organs specialty class remains a mandatory requirement for IAVT certification. This is to ensure the comprehensive completion of the anatomy and physiology curriculum and the subsequent knowledge assessment integral to both the class and the certification process.

Head and Neck Specialty Area:

In our Head and Neck training session, we delve into specialized protocols tailored for a variety of conditions ranging from sinus pressure, migraines, and headaches to ear aches, vertigo, and tinnitus. We also dedicate significant attention to the Brain Drain Protocol, a targeted approach to alleviate symptoms related to clinical depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, ADHD, and even challenges like memory loss, sleep disturbances, and brain fog, among others. It’s worth noting that this training also encompasses therapeutic techniques for conditions such as autism “meltdowns”, phobias, addiction, and motor coordination diseases. Please be advised that prior completion of the VFRT class is a prerequisite for enrollment in this session.

For those who have undertaken the Head and Neck or Brain Drain online workshops, it’s imperative to understand that the Head and Neck specialty class remains a compulsory step towards IAVT certification. This ensures participants receive a holistic understanding of the anatomy and physiology curriculum, followed by a rigorous knowledge assessment, both of which are fundamental to the certification process.

For the Instrument-Assisted Vibration Therapy (IAVT) Certification, you must complete all three classes and apply for the official certification. The process for certification requires passing a series of knowledge assessments and completing case studies for each subject area. 

Disclaimer: New Earth Healing Center LLC and NEHC Academy make no claim to “curing” any diseases or conditions, and our method has not been has not been officially confirmed under traditional controlled studies. We offer our own anecdotal case reports from our client interaction in the New Earth Healing Center. Most conditions covered in our training had been experienced first-hand in our Healing Center, and the results range between some positive change to complete resolution in some conditions. Our level of results should not be expected for each client since conditions, causes, and behavioral characteristics vary along with the level of competence and experience of the student or therapist-in-training. We teach what we have learned over the years of using this method on thousands of clients.

Some conditions listed in each section might be contraindicated in certain situations. Although IAVT is a stand-alone therapy, our method and techniques can be added to existing licensed professions with established protocols, procedures, and contraindicators. It is the student’s legal and ethical responsibility to exercise sound judgement when choosing to work on a specific condition, and coordination with medical professional are encouraged where appropriate.