Thursday, March 11, 2010

Harp Music Therapy for Dogs

There have been proven scientific studies that indicate the benefits of music therapy for humans. It can slow the heart rate, lower blood pressure, speed post surgery recover, elevate endorphin production levels, decrease stress and bolster the immune system.

We believe that music therapy can also calm anxious and stressed dogs. Classical and meditation music can work wonders. We have also found that harp music is effective as well.

Sue Raimond at plays the harp for a living. Sue has studied the effects of music on animals for 9 years. She believes that the vibration of the strings from the harp carries out “overtones”, some of which are inaudible to the human ear. Sue believes that the harmonic overtones work at a cellular level and reduce stress levels. She has successfully tested the effects of the vibrations and blended tones on wolves, dogs, cats, monkeys, goats, sheep, donkeys and gorillas. This amazing harp therapy has given rise to the use of music therapy for animals and has drawn the attention of veterinarians and animal behaviorists who believe that harp music is a necessary tool in modifying behavior in family pets.

Copies of Raimond's CDs are available from her via email: or phone (800) 971-1044.

I’m hoping that one day, I can convince Sue, who is a seasoned lecturer and harp player to come out to Toronto for a weekend of workshops. We’d love to have her.

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