Wow! Still processing the beautiful experience of music therapy offered by LuAnn Arena. I didn’t quite know what to expect but was excited to try it out. I loved that my role was simply to be comfortable and not to have to “do” anything. I rested and was covered by a warm blanket and closed my eyes. LuAnn was very kind, warm, and inviting – asking for permission to move forward with the session and to encourage me to speak up if I needed anything.
Within minutes of resting, I was aware of relaxing and exquisite sounds. I wouldn’t necessarily describe it all as “music” as one might expect. Each had me keenly aware of how I listen and process sound, and as the session progressed I was delighted that I was losing my intellectual observation of the experience and moving into a truly physical awakening. I could feel vibration and layers of sound moving around and across me, all adding to an incredibly peaceful state that allowed me to breathe more easily, deepen my listening, and at some juncture I simply went into a deep meditative state, including a couple of visions (this has not happened to me before in any healing modality).
Without giving too much away, I will simply add that the experience was one of immediate trust, comfort, letting go, peace … and I felt revived for the entire night – even with my almost toddler keeping me busy. I’d recommend LuAnn’s session to anyone who is need of “checking out to check in” – anyone looking to deepen their awareness of sound, healing, in need of stress relief. I know that I’ll be back for more! Thanks, LuAnn, for providing such a significant and meaningful way to use your musical talent.
– M. Gluckman, melibeeglobal.comLuAnn Arena is both an accomplished musician and a gifted healer. She is adept at literally “tuning into” what your body, mind, and spirit need at the outset of the sound meditation. The music and instruments she played during the healing impacted me in an extraordinary way; I was able to relax to my core. Strange as it may sound, it felt like the music was from the cosmos, and she its compassionate conduit. I left feeling amazing – both peaceful and energized. Definitely thinking now of all of the individuals, couples, and groups in my life for whom this special experience would resonate. It’s been a month since I experienced the immersion, yet I can still feel what it felt like to be there in that safe melodic cocoon. I know I’ll be back for more!– CLM