Music Therapy Is Powerful: Inspire, Heal and Restore Hope

If you were born in the 1950’s, your go-to music in your teenage years might have been the Rolling Stones’ “Satisfaction” or maybe The Beatles’ “Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” If you were born in the 1960’s, you might have been listening to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” or Boston’s “More than a Feeling.” Whatever your listening pleasure, these songs may conjure up a memory of where you were, who you were with and what crazy thing you may have been doing.

Regardless of the genre, music is a medium that touches us deep inside. It can awaken deep emotions, bringing us to laughter or tears. Music helps us feel.

Healing through and with music is not new, but it is growing in popularity. The use of music as a medium for healing and helping people with physical, emotional and psychological struggles offers astounding results. Music reaches each of us in a different way, evoking specific feelings and emotions in all of us. From a sensory stand point, music, like smell, can transport us to another place and time in our lives.

Music therapy is an established health profession and trained music therapists know how to apply music for individual needs and circumstances. This may involve listening, singing, creating or moving, each implemented to assist with a desired result.

Music therapy applications and patients include:

  • Dementia patients
  • Servicemen and women suffering from post traumatic stress disorder
  • Autism
  • Correctional institutions
  • Pain management
  • Rehabilitation

Music can ignite self-expression and creativity, allowing for a better learning environment. The applications are limitless. It fosters a comfortable and fun forum for advancing understanding and comprehension.

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For more information on music therapy and its wonderful benefits call Presto Real Estate Services and Relocation Specialists at (630) 336-1820 or email today.

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