About Live Therapeutic Music

Enhance whole-person care, improve patient outcomes, and boost staff resilience

A supportive and healing complementary healthcare intervention

Live therapeutic music delivers numerous research-based benefits:

  • Decreases perception of pain, anxiety, or agitation
  • Reduces need for pain relievers
  • Stabilizes heart rate
  • Stabilizes or reduces blood pressure
  • Stabilizes respiration
  • Increases relaxation and the Relaxation Response
  • Boosts the immune system
  • Increases endorphin levels
  • Accelerates surgical recovery and physical healing
  • Fosters a sense of well-being
  • Increases body movement and coordination
  • Provides distraction and companionship


Live therapeutic music is beneficial in a variety of healthcare environments including:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Hospice
  • Infusion centers
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation facilities


Newborn baby experiences holiestic healing through therapeutic music in a hospital.

About Sacred Space

With extensive expertise in providing compassionate live therapeutic music and empowering all facets of therapeutic music programming and development, Barbara Lepke-Sims of Sacred Space is honored to support the medical and music communities in Colorado and beyond.  Barbara has been a certified MHTP professional since 2009 and trains others both at the regional and national level about the program's benefits.

Discover the ways Sacred Space supports healthcare facilities, live therapeutic musicians, and the community.

Learn more about live therapeutic music or how Sacred Space can help you reach your goals. Book a meeting or presentation with Barbara.

"You played beautifully in my room while I was recovering from a brain hemorrhage/stroke. I am presently listening to the lovely CD you gave me, and I find it so enriching and calming. I want to thank you again for your playing and for your generosity in gifting me the CD. I have recovered remarkably well and am back home. Blessings be yours."

- A former patient

"This wonderful music was the best therapy of the day, relaxing and soothing my mother and bringing a smile to her face."

- A patient's daughter

"The music was comforting to my Dad. He is in the ICU and his heart rate and blood pressure tell me he is resting comfortably. My mother and I really enjoyed the hymns that were played. Thank you for your tender ministrations."

- Son of a patient

"I thank God every single day for your healing ministry. It helped restore me to good health."

- A grateful patient