Strings of Mercy creates a healing environment for hospital and hospice patients through Live Therapeutic Music at the bedside.
Yes, there are medications for all of these symptoms, but sometimes medicine is just not enough. That's where Live Therapeutic Music (LTM) comes in as a complementary, clinical intervention.
When played at the bedside by a Certified Music Practitioner, LTM often helps patients relax, rest and stabilize. In fact, many of our patients fall asleep during LTM sessions, and we’re okay with that.
Because we’re changing the way we care for the suffering
through Live Therapeutic Music.
LTM is an art form based on the science of sound. It is not entertainment or music therapy, but a non-pharmacologic intervention that helps suppress the "fight or flight response" that is often present in patients suffering from symptoms of pain, anxiety, agitation, respiratory distress, or terminal agitation.
A young woman is in hospice care. Her family has gathered around her and she has been sedated, but she is still agitated, crying out, and trying to get out of bed. The nurses have done all they can for her and still, she struggles. And then a therapeutic musician walks in with a guitar, and everything changes ...
Your gifts will enable us to reach more suffering patients and their families.