Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy
Music, and especially harp-music, has soothed, healed and balanced us for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians and Greeks extolled the power of music and the harp has long been seen as an instrument of ‘celestial’ healing.
In our own day, scientific research continues to validate the role vibration, frequency and rhythm bring to relieve pain and stress. Vibrational medicine represents the New Frontier of medical and health therapies.
Research in the fields of Vibro-Acoustic Therapy and bio-feedback mechanisms began in the 1960s and, in 1990, flowered into Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy (VAHT).
In 2007 Hawkesbury & District General Hospital (located in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada) became the first hospital in North America to offer VAHT to its patients. At the hospital, practitioners Ian Hepburn and Christos Bereris provide VAHT sessions to patients in palliative care and to those suffering from chronic pain. As part of his work, Ian Hepburn has conducted studies into the effects of Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy on Fibromyalgia syndrome – with positive and encouraging results.
The most recent development of Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy incorporates a state-of-the-art hydroacoustic system – combining a full-size pedal harp with a custom-made hydroacoustic soundtable created and produced by Sacred Innovations’ Gary Baker.
Ian Hepburn and Christos Bereris are certified Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy practitioners located in Vankleek Hill, Ontario. The focus of the work is to treat disorders such as:
* Acute & chronic pain
* Fibromyalgia and chronic Myofascial pain
* Respiratory congestion
* General anxiety and stress
“Vibroacoustic Harp Therapy” is the registered property of Sarajane Williams – the originator of VAHT. Ian Hepburn thanks Sarajane Williams for the use of her registered trademark.