Based on the science of sound and harnessing the intrinsic healing power of music, I help my clients to relax, find peace and heal through the playing of live harp music. I bring my therapeutic harp music and healing sounds to patients in area hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living, hospice and home-bound patients. Often the caregivers will receive great benefit from the healing sounds of the harp which aids in reducing their stress as well.
Therapeutic music is music that is intended to alleviate a physical, emotional, or mental concern. Healing harp therapy helps create an intentionally calm environment conducive to healing. Revered as a healing instrument by many cultures for thousands of years, live harp music helps nurture people in their time of physical and emotional pain. By reducing stress and triggering the relaxation response, therapeutic music can bring comfort and potentially remove blockages for healing, allowing medical care and medications to be more effective.
For more than 10 years, I served as a Healing Arts Specialist on staff at Orlando Health Hospitals where I played my bedside therapy harp for sick and hospice patients. As a graduate of the nationally recognized Music for Healing and Transition Program (MHTP) I am a Certified Music Practitioner™ (CMP) and love to minister to patients at home, in hospitals, and nursing homes.
Harp Therapy Benefits
Creates a calming environment in homes and for hospital, hospice patients, families, visitors, and staff.
Allows hospital patients and families to focus on something hopeful and beautiful to distract them from pain and suffering.
Nurtures people in time of physical and/or emotional pain
Reduces stress and improves physiological effects, such as relaxed muscle tension, increased oxygenation, slower heart rate, lowered blood pressure, etc.
Stabilizes heart rate, respiration and aids in digestion
Increases endorphin production which reduces pain
Increases salivary immunoglobulin which speeds healing
Vibrates and penetrates body tissues and cells to facilitate healing
Provides positive sensory stimulation
Provides palliative care for hospital and hospice patients in transition
Music Therapy can benefit anyone. It is especially effective with children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with mental health needs, developmental and learning disabilities, Alzheimer’s disease and other aging related conditions, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, and acute and chronic pain, including mothers in labor. For more information or to schedule a session, contact Verlon at the link above.