The Brain Massage is a bilateral brain stimulation device that can help you to relax. Its feeling is similar to that the sensations felt during the rapid eye movement (REM) phase of sleep. The device consists of two pulsars (the rocks) connected to a control unit by cords. It is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) compatible and can be used in place of, or in addition to, bilateral music or eye movement exercises. Individuals can use the Brain Massage to enhance their own meditative and relaxing thoughts. Trained psychologists may use the Brain Massage to guide clients experiencing traumatic memories, anxiety, or depression into a happier, more balanced state-of-mind.
The Brain Massage works by alternating stimuli between the left and right sides of the body. This device is different than other visual or auditory bilateral stimulation in that the pulsars are hand-held, tangible stimulants.
To use the device, hold the pulsars in the center of the palm of each hand. Turn on the device with the button on the control unit. The pulsars vibrate one hand, and then the other, in sequence. You can adjust the intensity of the vibrations and how frequently the vibrations switch hands (between 10 milliseconds and 20 seconds) using dials on the control unit.
Faster cycling of the Brain Massage is generally used to stimulate and energize. In addition to intensifying positive memories, fast cycling can also be used to make traumatic memories less vivid. Focusing on the tangible bilateral stimuli while reflecting on negative experiences can allow those experiences to be reprocessed.
Slower cycling with the Brain Massage is generally used to relax and meditate. Slower cycling speeds can be paired with meditative music, imagining a calming scene or recalling a positive memory in order to solidify the state of relaxation.
The Brain Massage is an open sourced device meaning that you can download the hardware schematics and source code to build the device yourself. The device will be for sale in its fully assembled state. The Brain Massage is centered around an Arduino Nano micro controller, which provides the "brains" for the device. If you would like to make this device do something other than be a Brain Massage, simply connect the device to your computer and upload new code to the device. There are many tutorials on how to use Arduinos online and it can be a very rewarding experience learning how to program them.
The Brain Massage comes with an unlimited 1 year warranty. If you break the device, or the device breaks, simply contact email@example.com and we will repair or replace the device. Certain restriction apply. See our website for more details.
We are currently looking for funding to help produce this device. Our plans are to start a crowdfunding campaign for the device in the near future. If you are interested in purchasing or providing venture capital please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org