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Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy

Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy is a specialized form of harp therapy that blends the ancient traditions of the healing harp and modern technology. Often described as a musical massage, the harp,  with its soothing timbre and spiritual associations, has been revered as a healing instrument by many cultures for thousands of years. Since its inception in 1990, VAHT has reduced pain and enhanced the quality of life for hundreds of patients. VAHT is a whole-body therapy, provided by certified VAHT practitioners.

 

Relax and unburden your mind, body, and spirit. Often described as a musical massage, a

45 minute VAHT Session can provide relief from anxiety, chronic pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, insomnia, depression, and more. This therapy is a very dynamic process and is tailored to the unique individual that you are. Whether you are suffering from work overload or are dealing with a serious medical condition, vibroacoustic harp therapy is a powerful modality that will help you relax and allow healing to take place.  It is touch-free, scent-free and clients experience virtually zero side effects.  

What does a VAHT session feel like?


The sounds of the harp resonate with the body and mind.  The live performance of harp music, amplified through a vibrotactile chair, is directly delivered to a client's body in the form of sound vibration. Appropriate music is selected based on the recipient’s needs. The recipient is asked to focus on areas of tension/pain in the body. During that time, specific tones resonate in those areas chosen to impact the areas of concern. Each person experiences the musical tones in different ways at different times.  The therapy is a very dynamic process and is tailored to the unique individual. 

 

Who is VAHT for?


People of all ages can benefit from VAHT. Whether you are suffering from work overload or are dealing with a serious medical condition, vibroacoustic harp therapy is a powerful modality that will help you relax and allow healing to take place. Many people experience relief from anxiety, chronic pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, insomnia, depression, and more following a 45 minute session.

*Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy (VAHT) is a relatively new therapy that may help to relieve pain, to process emotions, and to relax and regulate the body and mind.  Every person’s response to VAHT is unique.  In rare instances, some individuals may temporarily experience negative feelings or memories, or uncomfortable physical sensations.  

If you have very low blood pressure; have had a psychotic episode; a post-traumatic-stress-disorder;  there could be a slight risk of an adverse reaction from VAHT.  Please have physician approval and/or have discussed your history of any of the aforementioned disorders with the Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy Practitioner prior to receiving treatment.  

Please Note:  If you have an active bleeding disorder or thrombus;

a pacemaker or insulin pump; or are pregnant; you are not eligible

to participate in a VAHT Session at this time.

harp, resonance, sound vibration
environment of healing, de-stress, calm
            VAHT Session

 
Harp music used as a form of therapy can reduce pain and anxiety, enhancing the quality of life.

 

VAHT involves the live performance of harp music amplified through a sound vibration chair. People of all ages suffering from work overload or are dealing with a serious medical condition can benefit from VAHT.  Vibroacoustic Harp therapy is a powerful modality that will help you relax and allow healing to take place. Many people experience relief from anxiety, chronic pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, insomnia, depression, and more following a 45-minute session.

VAHT Benefits:

  • Reduces stress and anxiety

  • Elevates Mood

  • Soothes the nervous system

  • Calms the mind

  • Helps with pain management

  • Relaxes muscle cramps and tension

  • Enhances Sleep

  • Increases blood flow, supporting healthy circulation

  • Lowers blood pressure

  • Stimulates muscle tone

  • Balances the energy field

  • Supports lymphatic flow and a healthy immune system

Office hours are by appointment only.  

vibroacoustic harp therapy

Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy is a specialized form of harp therapy that blends the ancient traditions of the healing harp and modern technology. Often described as a musical massage, the harp,  with its soothing timbre and spiritual associations, has been revered as a healing instrument by many cultures for thousands of years. Since its inception in 1990, VAHT has reduced pain and enhanced the quality of life for hundreds of patients. VAHT is a whole-body therapy, provided by certified VAHT practitioners.

Harp therapy is a general term used to describe the continuum of types of therapies in which the harp is used. The harp, with its soothing timbre and spiritual associations, has been revered as a healing instrument by many cultures for thousands of years.


Harp therapy may be provided at home or in a clinical setting. The setting largely dictates what size harp can be used, however, a variety of sizes of harps may be used to provide therapeutic harp music. When therapeutic harp music is played, recipients may receive beneficial effects such as increased relaxation, improvement in sleep, decreased pain and anxiety, stabilization of vital signs, and improvement in mood. An end-of-life music vigil can also help a patient to achieve a peaceful transition.


Some harpists, trained in other therapeutic disciplines such as psychology, music therapy, and occupational therapy, use the harp in their practices to elicit specific cognitive or behavioral changes. In addition, a harpist might teach an individual to play the harp to assist in pain reduction, to help to overcome physical, mental, and emotional challenges, to create a sense of community in a group setting, and to provide physical rehabilitation.

 

Research in the field of harp therapy not only focuses on clinical studies and case studies but also explores the unique attributes of the timbre of the harp through cymatics, acoustics, and quantum physics.  


Typically, a therapeutic harpist receives training from a therapeutic musician training program. The graduate is then awarded a certification credential that is unique to his/her program. Standards of practice for Therapeutic Musicians have been established by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM): www.nsbtm.org.

 

Credit:  The Harp Therapy Journal, published by Musiatry, LLC

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