Music is often known for its therapeutic benefits, and the healing power of music is widely accepted and acclaimed. In our fast paced daily life, music can be the magic healer that allows us to tide through many difficult situations. Perhaps it is this pull that makes many aspiring music enthusiasts to take up the job of a music therapist.
What Does Music Do?
So how exactly can music be a cure for your ailment? Well, several studies indicate that music is an established cure for conditions like psychosis and depression. Most therapists use techniques like playing a particular track or asking their patients to write out their feelings as a song. They then set these lyrics to music. It is seen as a very positive approach invariably where the same patients who come in morose and sad, end up feeling relatively lighter and happy after a particular session as a result of the uplifting nature of music in general.
Therapists use complicated approach that studies the brainwave activity with relation to a certain genre of music and how it can work towards curing a certain condition that the particular patient might be suffering from. Comparing brain activity when a particular patient is resting compared to brain activity when they are listening to music throws up several interesting facts and can provide key breakthroughs in future research and cure alternatives for many psychological maladies, especially.
The relative measure of brain activity also provides clues about the patient’s peculiar weak zones and the aspects that need to be tightened or addressed in context of a specific patient. Also, these can sometimes lead to some historical events which might have triggered the condition first of all and can provide important inputs about way sand methodologies that can be employed in addressing a said condition.
Healing with music can be both a natural and a painless procedure towards good health. For most psychological or mind related disorders, music often acts as the gateway to open up bottled up pain or frustration. Not only that, healing with music also means that you are addressing the latent pain centers and helping them find possible outlets.
Experienced therapists generally are very keen music enthusiasts too. This enables them to develop a good understanding of what kind of music is suited for what group and accordingly they prescribe or make their patients hear a wide range of musical cure which eventually rejuvenates their body and soul.