From Emergency Departments, to Critical Care Units, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, and Individual Patient Homes, Carol Joy Loeb, RN, CMP soothes patients with her harp and classically trained voice using therapeutic music.

With over 30 years as a registered nurse and 14 years as a professional opera singer, Carol Joy now combines her experiences in nursing and music as a Certified Music Practitioner. She is constantly sought after for her work at the bedside of those who are chronically or critically ill.

She has been featured on NPR's "Morning Edition", "Fox 45 Baltimore TV" News, and "The Nursing Spectrum".

Live therapeutic music at the bedside has been shown to reduce a patient's anxiety, fear, pain, sleeplessness, anticipatory grief, restlessness, depression and nausea. Music also facilitates family-patient dynamics by promoting communication, the processing of emotions, and can help with spiritual issues. Live therapeutic music at the bedside also provides a needed distraction or respite for patients and families.

In addition to her work as a Certified Music Practitioner, Carol Joy is now a Certified Clinical Acupressure Practitioner. After adding this healing art form to her practice, she finds that acupressure also helps to relieve stress, tension, pain and in general enhances the body's ability to heal itself. For more information on acupressure, please see the menu link.

Carol Joy Loeb, RN, CMP can be reached here. For more information on live therapeutic music and its benefits please see www.mhtp.org.