Harp Therapy Sessions

What can Harp Therapy do for you?

Discover the effectiveness of vibrational therapy.

This medium is a side-effect free way to calm your mind, lift your spirits, or create a sense of well-being particularly if one is in need of therapeutic healing. Those of us without severe health challenges seeking calm will also find this therapeutic modality ideal.

Why is Harp Therapy Healing?

Harp Therapy sessions are specifically tailored to you.

When a live session takes place, acoustic harp music is played in close proximity the person receiving the music.

According to Harp Therapy pioneer, Christina Tourin, “The harp is the only instrument that can be tuned in a mathematically ‘pure’ fashion within itself so that all the harmonics come out when it is in tune…Harmonics vibrate in proportionate sympathy with each other and their effect would be similar in the body when the sound vibrates the different layers of density of tissue and bone. The range of the harp is also great enough so that when it is played, the harmonic series comes out into our minds and bodies.”

Additionally all strings are “open” strings which bring a fuller resonance into the room.

You can choose the musical style, or perhaps even the tune you would like to hear especially if you are certain that this tune will not trigger negative emotions. Another option is leave it to me to choose music according to the needs in the moment. Taking into account the mood and breathing patterns of the person receiving the music, a calming rhythmic pattern is established and as the needs change the music also changes appropriately. This can be decided at the time of the session. However, if you do have specific requests, some advance notice will allow me to better prepare for your experience.

See FAQ

How can I receive a session?

Receive Harp Therapy In-Person, from the comfort of your own home or online

  • The first few minutes are spent talking about what your goal for the therapy session is whether that may be for relaxation, emotional support or another purpose. At that time, the resonant tone or tones which would benefit you most.
  • Client sits or lays (client’s choice) in preferred space as live acoustic harp music is provided.
In-Person Harp Therapy Sessions

In-Person Harp Therapy Session at Harp Source

  • Client comes to the office of Harp Source for planned session.
  • 30 Minutes – $55.00

  • 45 Minutes – $80.00

  • 60 minutes – $100.00

  • Client has choice of what size of harp will be used. This is an outstanding
    opportunity to hear the large concert harp will a fuller range of tones
    and many more low notes which equals larger vibrations.
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In-Person at Client’s Residence

  • Client comes to the office of Harp Source for planned session.
  • Additional mileage and travel costs may apply
  • 30 Minutes – $60.00

  • 45 Minutes – $90.00

  • 60 minutes – $120.00

  • Client provides clean, accessible space for small harp and harp therapist
    at client’s residence. There must be an additional person present such
    as a caregiver or relative. If a large harp is requested, additional fees
    apply.
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In-Person Harp Therapy Sessions
In-Person Harp Therapy Sessions

Online Harp Therapy Session

  • Client comes to the office of Harp Source for planned session.
  • 30 Minutes – $55.00

  • 45 Minutes – $80.00

  • 60 minutes – $100.00

  • Client has choice of what size of harp will be used. This is an outstanding
    opportunity to hear the large concert harp will a fuller range of tones
    and many more low notes which equals larger vibrations.
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FAQ

Yes

Individuals experiencing therapeutic harp music in hospital environments have been found to experience lower heart rates and blood pressure as seen in the physical monitors in the room. Registered nurses have commented to me that they have seen this evidence as I have played. Further documentation is available regarding effects on pain tolerance, stress reduction and immune system.

See research that supports healing music:

https://www.nsbtm.org/research-resources/related-research/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32088668/

  • Anxiety reduction particularly before and after surgery
  • Influence heart rate and respiration (calming influence)
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Lessen the perception and increase the tolerance of pain
  • Boost the immune system
  • Decrease stress hormone levels
  • Distract from negative situations
  • Aid sleep

No

Unfortunately, despite the benefits of these sessions no insurance covers this modality…yet. As music practitioners continue to participate in clinical studies perhaps this will change.

Yes

It is important that the client feels comfortable with the style of music that they are receiving. It is possible to play many different styles such as Classical, Jazz, Celtic, Latin, Country, Popular tunes from the 50s, 60s,
70s, Show Tunes, Religious music…you choose. What is important to keep in mind if you select a particular tune is to steer clear of songs that may trigger sadness or be a reminder of a difficult time. If you truly have
no preference, I can choose for you.

There is also quite a bit of improvisation happening during most sessions.

As a trained Harp Therapist, I am listening for tones which benefit most, as well as facial expressions and breathing patterns. Sometimes this improvised music is quite modal which may sound ancient. Ask about the Celtic Circle.

Yes

This is usually not a problem, but it’s best to have this cleared with your family member’s assisted living facility in advance. My work often brings me to such facilities. I have been background checked and am generally accustomed to their procedures. You may like to ask the facility if they would like to arrange for a group session as well.

Yes

You can find more details on Harp Therapy within Assisted Living & Health Care Facilities here or contact me.

Have further questions?

Contact me

Feedback from sessions

As they often do, a patient welcomed Harp Source with curiosity and mild surprise. As I played she asked questions about what I do at the hospital. I explained that I am on staff providing this music as part of the Healing Environment available to all patients. “Well that makes sense. It’s just so comforting!”

Marjorie W, Hospitalized for weeks, internal medicine

“You came at just the right time. I’ve been sitting here focusing on my situation and not getting what I want…This is exactly what I needed. It’s just so relaxing.”

Gary B, Hospitalized after falling and sustaining head injury

“What you do for these people is so beautiful. I want you to know that we appreciate it so very much.”

Tearful Spouse of Meg B as he held her hand at the end of her battle with cancer.

“”Your music is so good for the soul””

Mary M, Patient in Isolation

“Your music touched me so deeply, I can’t explain it.”

Doris T, Palliative Care Patient

Names have been changed to protect patient privacy