Apollo uses waves of vibration that are demonstrated in both the lab and the real world to change the balance of our nervous systems through our sense of touch.
Touch is a powerful sense. It is the most important way that mammals communicate safety to one another. Different forms of touch (vibration, electricity, heat, cold, soothing massage, etc) can change how we feel in ways that can be measured biologically. Extensive reports demonstrate that certain frequencies of vibration are found to be soothing and significantly increase parasympathetic tone, as measured by heart rate variability (HRV), while others can be more energizing, increasing our heart rate and other measures of sympathetic activity.
Apollo isn’t just about relaxing, and it isn’t just about performing. Apollo is about physical and mental balance and we’ve designed each set of modes to help your body gently transition through your natural response to touch.
How? We combined frequencies of vibration known to change our energy levels by increasing or decreasing parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system activity. Modes designed for rest and relaxation contain more slow-moving gentle frequencies known to increase parasympathetic activity, the branch of your nervous system that is activated when you meditate, deep breathe, and sleep. Modes for energy contain vibration frequencies known in the literature to increase heart rate and blood flow for increased energy and alertness.
Every single Apollo mode, whether it is designed to increase wakefulness or to help you fall asleep, is designed to restore your body by improving heart rate variability (HRV).
Matt's Thoughts: It sounds too good to be true until you look at the research! Can human touch do the same thing or better? Probably. But if you live alone or are alone for extended periods of time (driving, etc) I think that this is a great thing to use, especially stacked with other devices like the NuCalm. When you go through this link you automatically save 10%.