Therapeutic Music is an art based on the science
of sound.It is acoustic music played or sung and
tailored to the immediate needs of a client.
It is based on the following:
create an environment conducive to healing
Why the harp?Most Therapeutic Music schools favour the harp. Why?
First of all, he harp is linked to archetypal, mythical healing. It is also the instrument that vibrates the most.
With its large range, it can vibrate the entire body. The small therapy harp vibrates most of the body.
This harp was in fact designed specialy for bedside work and for work with people confined to a wheelchair.
Its aesthetic shape and its timbre affect people on the physical as well as on the emotional, mental and spiritual levels.
The ethereal effect of the glissando and the broad palette of colors evoke a variety of emotions. The harp is also practical:
the therapist can play while keeping an eye on the client, it can be shared while the strings create a natural screen between client and therapist.
Therapeutic Music is for everyone from birth to end of life.
It can be used before, during and after birth and also for premature infants. Hospitalized children and those with special needs (autism, CP, ADHD, Down syndrome etc.) also benefit from Therapeutic Music.
It can be used for adults with special needs (CP, MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s etc.) or those in rehabilitation following a cerebrovascular accident, for instance.
Therapeutic Music can be used for people in Intensive care, Post-Operative care, Oncology, Palliative care as well as for end of life vigils.
Benefits of Therapeutic Music
Therapeutic Music benefits are numerous.
/ Harp Therapy
- muscular tension
- lowering blood pressure
- pulse and respiratory rate
- gentler transitioning