people these days are very
stressed. As our environment becomes noisier
there is a general deterioration of what Janalea calls,
Sound, and the whole auditory
world, is a new
frontier. Our goal is to create music that reminds you of a time when
there were no harsh sounds. Janalea's music helps people slow down,
get centered, and go within. As
are released, they begin to counteract
the negative effects of
stress. Her idea
is that music at 50 and 60 beats per
people synchronize, or
entrain, with the rhythm of a natural
The key to Janalea's music is
specific and steady rhythm, which
lowering blood pressure,
slowing heartbeat and deepening breathing.
To raise awareness about the healing power of music.
To provide products and training related to music therapy.
Our goal is to create therapeutic music that has not existed before:
Music that is more than just beautiful
Music that has a specific healing purpose.
Music that heals, emotionally and physically.
Testimonials: “When I walk in to the Rhythmic Medicine
Studio Spiritus, I feel free. This
where I have learned to play the flute,
played in the drum circle, circle danced,
lovingly served fresh food…
and the view…beautiful. I look forward to my next visit!” Social Worker from Kansas City
"I consider Janalea Hoffman's music to
outstanding and exceptionally
for deep relaxation." C. Norman Shealy, MC, PhD,
The Shealy Institute
This is the secret of Rhythmic Medicine
About Janalea Hoffman Janalea Hoffman is a pioneer in the
field of Music Therapy. She is a musician, author, speaker and owner/
founder of Rhythmic Medicine.
Her progressive work has been with real people with real issues.
Using a synthesis of music, relaxation and imagery, her innovative
concepts have brought significant emotional and physical healing to
many. Her music helps people go deeper within themselves to get in touch
with their body rhythms and gain skill in influencing their own health.
A primary aspect of Janalea’s work lies in how music affects the
body physiologically. She has developed specific techniques for using
music to help lower heart rate and blood pressure and alleviate pain.
She is known for developing the concepts of Musical Biofeedback, Musical
Acupuncture and music written at exactly 50 beats per minute. An
important part of her work is to teach people to play the Native
American flute and understand the healing aspects and spirituality of
this amazing instrument. As her work expands, her vision is that people
will evaluate their “sound environment” as part of their wellness
Janalea’s work has been featured in such publications
as Prevention, Arthritis Today, Breast Cancer Awareness, RN magazines,
as well as in Rodale’s book, New Choices in Natural Healing. Her
book, "Rhythmic Medicine: Music with a Purpose," explains the idea of
entertainment. She has created fifteen CDs. She has a master’s degree in
Music Therapy from the University of Kansas, and is certified by The
Listening Centre in Toronto as a LIFT instructor for the Listening
Fitness Program. Among many awards, she
received the Madonna Spirit Award given by the Madonna Rehabilitation
Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska for work in innovative music techniques.
Janalea teaches the healing powers of music through her company,
Your internal body rhythms- heart beat,
blood pressure, and breathing always try to harmonize with external rhythms.
Your heart near another's will find a mutual pace.