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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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Music in the Dentist’s Chair

DentistI get stressed out going to the dentist! Do you?!

I was recently getting my teeth cleaned and I noticed the music that was playing. To be honest, it wasn’t my favorite. (I guess that’s what harpists notice when we’re out and about!)

I commented to my dental hygienist about this and she said each hygienist makes their own choices. I asked her if she would be open to something more relaxing – to help her and all her patients relax during the stress of these visits. She said. “Yes, as long as it’s on Pandora!”

I told her she was in luck! Several of my harp CDs are on Pandora. Click here for more information.

Next time I go to the dentist, I’ll be very curious to hear what music she is playing! I hope in the months that have passed, she has graced her patients with healing harp music to help keep them calm during these sometimes stressful visits.

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When Violence Strikes – Got Music? (Part II)

Stop Violence - 2As soon as I posted the last blog about music and violence, I realized I had more to say about this important topic/issue.

Whenever violence “hits” us, we are left wondering why this continues to happen in our beloved country. Is it violent TV, movies and video games? Is it gun laws (or lack thereof)? Is it deep unrest in the depths of our souls? Is it a mental health issue? Is it geo-political? Is it stress-related? Or something else???

And as a harpist, I can’t help but ask, “How can my music help? How can I be a part of the solution? How can I assist and/or facilitate the healing process through music?” When the harp is played with a peaceful intention, it is music to soothe the soul, comfort our contemplative core, calm our jaggled nerves, and move us into deep rest.

After each violent episode, I reflect, “What is my intention with my music?” My answer – to bring peace. To nurture your heart. To relax you. To relieve stress. To facilitate healing. I am honored to help you with your journey. To receive the gifts I offer, click to watch videos, order CDs and/or music devices, and purchase downloads. Many continued blessings to you …

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Stressed Out?

StressDo you know anyone who isn’t stressed out? It sure seems like stress runs rampant in our world today, doesn’t it?

What are the root causes? Do we need new ideas and models to release stress? As a world we are trying to figure this out … and perhaps stress relief has never been more important.

At Musical Reflections, we are always interested in being part of the solution and harp music can certainly help. For more information about all of our CDs, click here.

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