Janalea Hoffman, Founder, 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 program.

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, Rhythmic Medicine.


The Studio

The Rhythmic Medicine Studio is the hub of what Rhythmic Medicine is about. We have created a serene space for sound healing work, so that everything about it supports healing. Music is still the center of what we do, and it is expanding! A typical reaction when people enter the studio is to sigh and say, “I feel relaxed already.” Visitors to the studio find music experienced in comfort, with proper acoustics, and beautiful scenery. From this space we do training in sound healing and other alternative therapies where participants can explore subjects deeper.
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Sounds of Comfort

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. ~ Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)

In a perfect world there would be a full time music therapist on every floor of every hospital and available for every Hospice patient and family member who needs it. Since this does not exist, we created Sounds of Comfort (501c3) non-profit organization to help bring music therapy where it is needed most.

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Happy Customers

I took this class for my 50th birthday. I know the 2nd 50 years of my life will be much better as a result of this class.

I found the Healing Concert to be mentally and physically refreshing, emotionally and spiritually touching, and informative. It was inspiring to both our team members and members of our community who attended.

The concert was very healing for everyone. It was a combination of Janalea Hoffman’s words, instructions and music. There were many tears of joy and healing.

“The best we have ever had!”

“Awesome. Wow!”

“Very excellent”

“Felt my body and energy move”

“Best part of camp”


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