Music Therapy

Posted by on October 8, 2009 | No Comments

The roots of music therapy dates back as far as 25,000 years. Music has the ability to calm, cajole and rejuvenate the soul; hence there were serenades and lullabies.  But it is only these recent years that man starts to view music seriously as a form of therapy as they found music to have a profound effect on our psyche and body. They begun to study and document the effects of music in methodology, which leaves the healing power of music no room for doubt. There are serious music therapy courses in the best universities now and a growing field of health care openings for music therapists.

Research has shown that music has a profound effect on our body and psyche. Studies has shown that music with a fast and strong beat can stimulate brainwaves and breathing to resonate in sync with the beat, with faster beats bringing sharper concentration and more alert thinking, while a slower tempo promotes a more calm and meditative state.

It is an established fact that music helps all living creatures – from plants, animals and infants – to rejuvenate and grow. Music alters mood swings, induces sleep, heals the ailing, and creates the moods. Music therapy is a process in which a trained music therapist uses the magic of music effectively to help clients improve their health be it from the physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetics or the spiritual from.  Those who practice music therapy are using the healing power of music to help cancer patients, migraine patients and children with ADD. Even the hospitals are using music therapy to help reduce depression and for pain management. Holistic spas are also using it widely while providing their massages or spa treatments for their clients, so their clients get more relaxed inevitably.

With all these wonderful benefits that music carries, it’s no surprise that music therapy is gaining popularity. Music therapy is no doubt an important benefit which you can also use for yourself and love ones daily.


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