What is Music Therapy?
Music therapy has a long list of benefits. By its definition, it is the clinical and evidence-based use of music intervention used to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. It is an established health service similar to occupational therapy and physical therapy and consists of using music therapeutically to address physical, psychological, cognitive and/or social functioning for patients (reference: musictherapy.org).
How Can It Be Beneficial?
Each person embarking on a music therapy regiment will have a unique curriculum to follow in order to receive the desired benefits. The benefits of music therapy, as reported by the families and friends of existing clients, include, but are not limited to:
- Higher awareness and concentration
- Enhanced engagement levels
- Quality social interaction
- Improvement of memory and recall
- Better outlook on life and increased self-esteem
- Increased mobility and coordination
- Reduced pain
- Higher physical activity improves recovery time
- Reduction of tension and promotion of relaxation
How to Receive the Benefits of Music Therapy
If music therapy sounds like something that you or your loved one would like to experience, we find the right place that offers the setting and types of therapy desired. That’s what we are experts in; finding the exact right fit.
We encourage you to do more research on the benefits of music therapy, but if you have any further questions regarding the benefits of music therapy for seniors, give us a call. We would be happy to discuss the details about the specific benefits that music therapy can bring to you.
About Senior Path:
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