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Playing the harp at the hospital and hospice bedside

music jokeOne of my passions is to play the harp at the hospital and hospice bedside. Over the next several weeks, I’ll be sharing a variety of experiences I’ve had. This will give you an idea of the power and potency of this work!

Before I walked in to this female patient’s room, I was told she was very agitated the day before. By the time I played for her, she was heavily medicated and very sedated.

While I played, she was very peaceful and sleepy. I had a sense that she was very sad and perhaps had some dementia. I played Amazing Grace and other familiar songs (which is helpful to demented patients because it brings them into the present moment and while they may not remember anything else, they may still hold music memory – melodies and/or words). The word that came to me as I was playing for her was “protection.” I had the feeling that she was very protected by many angels.

Sometimes, sleep is more difficult in the hospital environment, yet can be the most restorative/healing. That’s where the harp can work its magic … in fact, I always say I’ve done my best work if I put the patient to sleep!! I left her in a peaceful state and helped her drift off to sleep.

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More on the BioAcoustic Mat

BioAcoustic MatAs sound healing increases in popularity, the public continues to be more informed and asks for sessions with a variety of instruments – harp, crystal bowls, gongs, Native American flutes, etc. Science is also catching up to share specific benefits of using music therapeutically and as a healing modality.

The BioMat’s parent company company (Richway International) recently introduced the BioAcoustic Mat (which we rep!). It is vibroacoustic therapy for natural relaxation and renewal via certain frequencies connecting to different areas in the body. It does this through a three specially-designed speaker system:

  1. A powerful transducer delivering low frequencies (30-68 Hz) for a deep, large muscle cellular massage.
  2. Two smaller speakers playing higher frequencies (52-88 Hz), targeting small muscle groups.

The BioAcoustic Mat’s sound system vibrates and stimulates the nerves in the spine, deep tissue and limbic systems, and affects brain activity to drive an emotional response of well-being. This combination of music and an elevated emotional state activates the auditory nerves that connects to all of our muscle tissue, helping to induce relaxation on a physiological level.

The music in the BioAcoustic Mat was created by Dr. Lee Bartel. Four categories (energize, relax, sleep and stress relief) and 12 therapeutic tracks allow you to address your personal needs. Tracks include digital instruments to soothing nature sounds and range from 3 to 6+ minutes.

Details of Targeted Benefits

The BioAcoustic Mat comes in two sizes:

  • Professional (fits on a massage table – $3,000 + $60 shipping)
  • Single (fits on a twin bed – $3,500 + $100 shipping).

For more information about either BioMats or the BioAcoustic Mat, contact us at tami@MusicalReflections.com.

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Blessings…

Blessings Digi 2_05Do you select a “Word of the Year?” I do! For 2019, my word is blessings … I feel so blessed! Blessings abound in so many areas of life and in so many ways …

  • Basic needs (food, clothing, shelter)
  • Social interactions (friends and wonderful support system)
  • Finances (abundance and prosperity)
  • Spirituality (powerful meditation practice connected to the Divine)
  • Physical (great health and cadre of holistic healthcare practitioners looking after my well-being)
  • Etc., etc., etc.

This is the beginning of a gratitude list … you may enjoy making your own, as it’s a fun exercise! As you write, you might also enjoy listening to a harp CD called “Blessings to You” for even greater inspiration! The other ritual that I started on January 1, 2019, is to remember one image right before I go to sleep each night that brought joy. What a lovely way to drift off to sleep.

So, here’s to your blessed life … happy 2019!

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More on the BioMat

As the evenings are cooling off (at least in the northlands!), I love to share a product that I rep called the BioMat.

After using it personally for almost eight years, it has made such a difference in my overall health and well-being, as well as many of our happy customers.

Pro BioMat Set with New Controller The BioMat is a Class III FDA-approved medical device (#2954299). It is a powerful healing tool utilizing the triad of1) Far infrared heat – infrared heat penetrates deeper and more evenly than a heating pad.2) Amethyst crystals – amethyst is a detox which helps us to eliminate toxins from our body. It is also used in meditation and is a very spiritual stone.

3) Negative ions – negative ions make us feel good and are found in waterfalls, mountains, oceans and forests – all the places we love to vacation. (On the flip side, positive ions make us feel sluggish and lethargic.)

The BioMat’s health benefits include:

  • Promotes relaxation and sleep
  • Relieves pain and eases joint stiffness
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Improves immune function
  • Removes waste and toxins.

Bio-mats are especially popular and has been proven effective with people who have these issues:

  • Sore muscles, sprains, muscle spasms and soft tissue injuries
  • Lower back pain or injuries
  • Arthritis and muscular-skeletal ailments
  • Fibromyalgia and other auto-immune diseases.

Available in several sizes, click here for more information. Half-price shipping may also be available – e-mail me about this. I look forward to connecting with you about this awesome product!

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Nourishment in these Challenging Times

NourishmentHow are you doing and specifically, how is your nourishment going?! Do you feel like you are taking exquisite care of yourself and giving yourself all the nourishment you need? Danaan Parry from The Essene Book of Days reflects on these challenging times, “Outer darkness calls for nourishment within.”

Over the years, we have mentioned caring for yourself, but now, because of all the political craziness, it feels even more important than ever. What are your ideas of nourishment that work for you? We love to hear your thoughts…we learn from you (and we’re hoping you learn from us!!).

One thought that we love to share for nourishment is a product that we rep called the BioMat. It is an unusual triad of elements: 1) infrared heat, 2) amethyst crystals, and 3) negative ions. Available in several sizes (professional-size, mini, Pro BioMat Set with New Controllersingle, queen and king), it helps with pain relief, joint stiffness, opening up the body’s circulation, promoting relaxation and sleep, and releasing toxins. Specifically, the BioMat is effective for arthritis, fibromyalgia, lower back pain, neuropathy, cancer and autism, etc. If you would like more information about this unique product, feel free to give us a toll-free call at 1-844-4BIOMAT (1-844-424-6628). We love to chat about it and share more about how nourishing it really is!

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Sharing one of our favorite products!

Pro BioMat Set with New ControllerRecently, we had an opportunity to share the BioMat at a Summer Holistic Fair. It is one of our favorite products and it is such a joy to give people an opportunity to try it. Once you try it, you’re hooked!! We see this over and over … what fun!

For those of you who aren’t familiar with it and haven’t tried it, the BioMat is a powerful healing tool made up of three elements:  1) far infrared heat, 2) amethyst crystals, and 3) negative Ions. It is a Class 3 FDA-approved medical device with health benefits of:

  • Relieving pain and eases joint stiffness, especially sore muscles, sprains, muscle spasms and soft tissue injuries, as well as lower back pain or injuries
  • Increasing blood circulation and cardiovascular function
  • Improving immune function
  • Removing waste and toxins and assists in detoxification
  • Promoting relaxation and sleep.

Click here for more information. Or, if you prefer to talk on the phone, call us toll-free at 1-844-4BIOMAT (1-844-424-6628). We look forward to connecting!

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Interest in Helping Hospital and Hospice Patients Sleep? 

Calm  Digi PakSeveral years ago, we created the CD called “Calm as the Night” for sleep. After receiving many requests to add video to it, we are excited to let you know, it is finished and ready to be licensed/broadcasted in healthcare facilities across the country!

Please use the contact form below to let us know if you are interested in reviewing a DVD demo. Looking forward to working together to help patients deeply relax and sleep … sweet dreams!

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Speaking at the Metamorphosis Center

This presentation has been in the works for months … and tonight’s the night!! I’ll be speaking and playing the harp in a session called Sounds of Healing: Using Music in Our Everyday Lives. Come join us at 7 p.m. at the Metamorphosis Center, 1301 E. Cliff Rd., Suite 105, Burnsville, MN. You will leave in a relaxed state, ready for a good night’s sleep … guaranteed!

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Need final holiday gifts?

Do you need a few more holiday gifts? If so, we have a suggestion!  Musical Reflections offers 15 CDs for relaxation, comfort, stress reduction and sleep. These CDs + the Amazing Mini Music Machine and the PlayAway:  Healing Harp Music for Relaxation and Sleep are perfect gifts for almost anyone on your holiday list!

Order by tomorrow, December 19th, to assure delivery by Christmas Eve!

From all of us at Musical Reflections, we wish you a lovely holiday season filled with beautiful music, peace, joy and love … and of course, all goodness in 2014!

Tami Briggs, Therapeutic Harpist, Musical Reflections, Healing Harp Music

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Time to think about holiday gifts … already!

The holidays are fast approaching … does this make you excited, nervous, joyful, stressed?  Again and again, I hear women talking about the stress of finding the perfect gifts for those on their lists.

At Musical Reflections, we are excited to offer 15 CDs for relaxation, comfort, stress reduction and sleep. These CDs + the Amazing Mini Music Machine and the PlayAway: Healing Harp Music for Relaxation and Sleep are perfect gifts for almost anyone on your holiday list!

Click here to order today!

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