Music is no longer associated with fun, entertainment and party. Nowadays, even health care professionals are using music to heal and treat their patients. This technique of using music to treat individuals is called as music therapy. This form of therapy is gaining popularity among individuals looking for natural approach to treat their physical and mental problems. Health care professionals use soothing music beats to promote health and enhance the quality of life for their patient. Even researches demonstrate that music has major effects on our body and psyche. It can help individuals in many different settings and situations, particularly where it supports and encourages communication and social skills that have been affected by illness, disability and injury.
Now if we talk about people who can benefit from music therapy, then it includes people experiencing:
Autistic spectrum disorders
Stress or anxiety
Difficulties in mental health or emotional well being
Disorders and difficulties related to age
Life threatening conditions like: cancer
In music therapy the therapists design music sessions for individuals based on their needs and interest. Some aspects of this therapy includes: listening music, making music, talking about lyrics or writing songs. Moreover, the best part is it can be done at your home, hospital or cancer center. Basically, it needs calming and stimulating situations where the patient can relax and concentrate on the music rather than getting disturbed by other nuisances. Also, the patient doesn’t need to have any musical ability to benefit from music therapy. Music therapy has been known to provide people suffering from anxiety and depression a more positive state of mind. It helps an individual to connect to feelings, express thoughts, or love isolation. It can relieve stress and provide an overall sense of well-being. Also, researches and studies show that music therapy is known to lower blood pressure, which in turn reduces the risk of stroke and other health problems. It has also been known to help cancer patients. There is evidence that when used with conventional treatments, music therapy can reduce the pain and relieve chemotherapy-induced vomiting. It also helps children suffering from cancer by promoting cooperation and social interactions.
Apart from music’s health benefits, it also promotes creativity. It has the possibility to be the muse that allows individuals to get their musical juices flowing. As music is administered to both the right and left side of the brain, it can help spark inspiration that might just be a proving to be a little mysterious. To most artists listening to music, it can help them achieve a certain creativity or ingenuity that they would not be able to do on their own. It also has an effect in a person’s task performance, as it can change moods and give more motivation to the listener. The best thing about it is that there are no side-effects and it is a completely safe and secure way to fight various mental and emotional conditions. So why not take a listen on your spare time. Just turn the lights low, relax, site back, and enjoy.