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Summer Detox with the BioMat

TBriggs : June 18, 2019 5:32 AM

DetoxWe are reps for a product (that we’ve mentioned on this website before) called the BioMat. It is a great product! And one of its three elements is amethyst crystals. The pro-size BioMat has 22 pounds of amethyst – that’s a lot of amethyst!! And amethyst is a potent detoxification agent – perfect for your summer detox program.

In the summertime, you lay on the amethyst bed, using the infrared heat on the lowest setting (or not at all) and this can help your body rid toxins and “junk” that doesn’t serve you for optimal health.

So, here’s to your health and summer detoxification. Be sure to contact us if you would like more information.

Tags: amethyst, BioMat, Detox, Health, Infrared heat, Toxins
 
Posted in Amethyst crystals, BioMat, Blog, Detox, Health, Infrared heat, News, Toxins
 

Code of Ethics for Certified Harp Practitioners

TBriggs : June 4, 2019 6:45 AM

code of ethicsThe following Code of Ethics has been adapted from the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians. Graduates from the International Harp Therapy Program adhere to this Code:

  1. Respect: rights of others are respected, including values, attitudes, diversity of cultural traditions, and musical preferences and opinions. Proselytizing any religious beliefs through choice of music or speech during a therapeutic music session is unacceptable and unethical.
  2. Practice: We practice with integrity, honesty, fairness, and respect for others; not engaging in any type of discriminatory or exploitive relationship(s). Any serious ethical violations observed will be reported to the appropriate agency or persons.
  3. Confidentiality: All patient information and records, and all information observed or shared will be held as confidential according to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule requirements.
  4. Public Statements: We protect the proprietary interests of patients and professional colleagues.
  5. Self-Interest: We avoid actions, which promote self-interest at the expense of the profession, and we will uphold the standards with honor and dignity.
  6. Corrective Action: We have a disciplinary policy and procedure that is fair to both the practitioner and the program; a grievance procedure is in place.

It is an honor to work with this Code of Ethics on a daily basis.

Tags: Code of Ethics, International Harp Therapy Program
 
Posted in Code of Ethics, International Harp Therapy Program, News
 

More on Being a Certified Harp Practitioner

TBriggs : May 21, 2019 7:29 AM

harp therapy1In this blog post, we will share the “Scope of Practice” for being a Certified Harp Practitioner.

A Certified Harp Practitioner’s practice is to use the intrinsic healing elements of live harp music to provide an environment conducive to the human healing process. (Healing is defined as movement toward mental, physical, emotional and spiritual wholeness.)

Requirements in the following categories are required to be a Certified Harp Practitioner:

  1. Musicianship
  • Demonstrates/applies knowledge of basic music theory and techniques.
  • Improvises and plays music in a fluid, musical fashion.
  • Plays appropriate repertoire.
  • Is sensitive to the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient.
  1. Professionalism
  • Uses appropriate interpersonal skills, etiquette, and legal, ethical and moral judgment, when interacting with patients, families and hospital/hospice staff; adheres to a strict Code of Ethics. (Stay tuned for our next blog post.)
  • Presents a positive, mature and professional image in manners, communication and dress.
  • Respects diversity of cultural traditions, values and musical preferences.
  • Demonstrates a responsible attitude about personal identification, documentation, scheduling, infection control, hospital equipment and privacy.
  • Focuses on the welfare of the patient above all else in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner.
  • Works within the determined scope of practice of therapeutic musicians; seeks appropriate assistance when needed.
  • Engages in appropriate self-care and continuing education.

If you are interested in learning more or wish to have me play at the hospital or hospice bedside for you or your loved one, please contact me.

Tags: Certified Harp Practitioner, Emotional, harp music, healing, hospital, Mental, Physical, self-care, Spiritual
 
Posted in Certified Harp Practitioner, Emotional, Harp Music, Healing, Hospital, Mental, News, Physical, Self care, Spiritual
 

Defining a Certified Harp Practitioner (CHP)

TBriggs : May 7, 2019 7:42 AM

Many people have asked what is a Certified Harp Practitioner (CHP). Being a CHP is obviously something I’m very passionate about!

To receive this certification, I completed an approved therapeutic musician curricula with a focus on the harp from the International Harp Therapy Program (IHTP). I have also continued to keep my harp therapy practice current by attending the necessary courses to obtain Continuing Education Units (CEUs). hospital[1]This includes participation in conferences, workshops, lectures and webinars on a variety of approved topics relevant to the field of therapeutic music and musicianship. The approved Continuing Education activities have been the equivalent of 20 hours every two years, and directly relates to and enhances my work as a therapeutic harpist.

The combination of past educational study and current-day CEUs allow me to provide therapeutic music at the hospital and hospice bedside with great care and passion. I am available to play the harp for you or your loved one; if you wish to discuss my services, please contact me.

Tags: Certified Harp Practitioner, harp, harp therapy, hospice, hospital, International Harp Therapy Program, Passion
 
Posted in Certified Harp Practitioner, Harp, Harp Therapy, Hospice, Hospital, International Harp Therapy Program, News, Passion
 

A NEW BioMat Product!!

TBriggs : May 1, 2019 7:50 AM

We are BioMat reps and are excited to introduce a NEW product! It is the BioAmethyst Cushion – perfect at the office, in the car, for meditation, in a chair or on the couch. The uses are endless, but supplies are NOT!! The new BioAmethyst Cushion is the perfect unity of the Mini BioMat and the Quantum Energy Pad featuring:

  • 17 rows of amethyst crystals for natural infrared rays and energy.
  • Peach and grape seed layer for additional infrared rays.
  • Ultra soft, smooth and finer than silk microfiber cover for extra padding and comfort.
  • Moisture resistant and impervious to dust mites.
  • Lightweight, portable and washable.

Dimensions: 18″ x 18″ x 2 1/2″
Weight: 4.4 lbs

Price: $250 + $30 (shipping) through May 23 at 5 p.m. CST
To order: call Tami Briggs at 952-829-1919 (it is so new, it is not available on my website!)
Available while supplies last.

Taking the best elements of the Bio-Mat – amethyst and infrared rays – the BioAmethyst Cushion generates no heat. Perfect for summertime! When you use this cushion, you get the benefits of amethyst crystals – a wonderful stone for meditation and connection to the Divine. Even though you are sitting “on a bed of rocks,” the two cover layers (cotton pad and microfiber outer layer) add padding and comfort.

We know these are likely to sell out fast so contact us today to order yours!
It is a perfect product of healing, comfort, durability and price point.

Tags: amethyst, Bio Mat, BioAmethyst Cushion, BioMat, comfort, healing, infrared rays, Meditation
 
Posted in Amethyst crystals, Bio-mat, BioAmethyst Cushion, BioMat, Comfort, Healing, Infrared rays, Meditation, News
 

Introducing Young Living into our Product Lines

TBriggs : April 9, 2019 9:26 AM

Young Living LogoMany of my friends are Young Living distributors, and after lots of research and discernment, I am also “jumping in” to be a distributor … I am excited!

Actually, I’ve been using three essential oils for several years:  1) Thieves, 2) Valor, and 3) White Angelica. My favorite is Thieves – it not only smells great (and I’m super sensitive to smells), but the oil also acts as an immune booster. Put a drop on the bottoms of both feet and right below the clavicle bone (high heart) and it wards off colds and flu like magic! I have found it to be especially helpful/powerful when used in combination with the BioMat (another product I rep!). Thieves on, BioMat heat cranked up and “cocoon” with a blanket, and harp music on, falling into a deep sleep … you will wake up refreshed and “batting 1,000%”!!

Contact us at tami@MusicalReflections.com if you want to learn more about three powerful healing modalities – Young Living essential oils, BioMats, and/or harp music.

Tags: BioMat, Colds and flu, harp music, Immune, Young Living
 
Posted in BioMat, Colds and flu, Harp Music, Immune system, News, Young Living
 

Playing in my parents’ dining room

TBriggs : March 26, 2019 10:00 AM

Harp at RPMy parents live in an independent living apartment in an assistant living building. I visit them 5-6 times per year. On each visit, I rent a harp and play in their dining room for dinner one evening while I’m there. To say the residents love it is a huge understatement!! It gives me so much joy to bring them joy!

Their main question is always, “When will you be back?!”  Enjoy … in joy …

Tags: harp, Joy
 
Posted in Harp, Joy, News
 

More on the BioAcoustic Mat

TBriggs : March 12, 2019 9:02 AM

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.

Tags: BioAcoustic Mat, BioMats, Energize, harp, healing, Massage, relaxation, renewal, sleep, Sound healing, stress relief, Vibroacoustic therapy, Well being
 
Posted in BioAcoustic Mat, BioMat, Energize, Harp, Healing, Massage, News, Relaxation, Renewal, Sleep, Sound healing, Stress, Vibroacoustic therapy, Well being
 

Introducing a New Product!

TBriggs : February 26, 2019 7:58 AM

BioAcoustic MatWe are reps for a wonderful product called the BioMat. The BioMat‘s parent company (Richway International) recently introduced a new product! And it is directly in Musical Reflections’ “wheelhouse.” It is called a BioAcoustic Mat and while we haven’t tried it yet, we’ve heard rave reviews from those who have used it.

The BioAcoustic Mat is vibroacoustic therapy using a combination of music and vibrations to help improve overall health. (If you already have a BioMat, you place the BioAcoustic Mat under the BioMat for use.) This unique therapy uses transducers or speakers that are located in the mat. The speakers create vibrations that go directly into areas of the body to ease symptoms. This can feel like a whole body, deep cellular massage.

Research shows a couple of specific vibroacoustic therapy benefits:

  1. Relaxation is an outcome.
  2. It can also help pain management and relief.
  3. Patients who used vibroacoustic therapy increased their range of motion and kept muscles stimulated.

For example: a National Institute of Health research study found “those who listened to music while feeling the vibrations experienced a significant reduction in pain, more so than those who only listened to music.”

Vibroacoustic therapy utilizes soothing music – same mission as ours! The music is created in such a way to complement relaxation and pain management mentioned in the research above. Also, watch this blog for additional info. In the meantime, if you would like to learn more, we’re here to answer any questions at tami@musicalreflections.com.

Tags: BioAcoustic Mat, BioMat, Massage, National Institute of Health, Overall health, Pain management, relaxation, Richway International, vibrations, Vibroacoustic therapy
 
Posted in BioAcoustic Mat, BioMat, Massage, National Institute of Health, News, Overall health, Pain, Pain management, Relaxation, Richway International, Vibrations, Vibroacoustic therapy
 

Music in the Dentist’s Chair

TBriggs : February 12, 2019 10:58 AM

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.

Tags: Dentist, harp CDs, healing harp, Pandora, relax, Stress
 
Posted in Dentist, Harp CDs, Healing harp, News, Pandora, Relax, Stress, Uncategorized
 

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