Music Therapy and Its Benefits

Music perhaps is the best relaxing and soothing medium in any mental or intellectual impairment. People usually find refuge in the lap of music where they get a divine feeling and all their worries and tensions disappear. Music has emerged as one of the most popular methods of treatments and relaxation modes.

First of all, it refreshes the mood of the listener. If he is tired or feeling irritated, he will get back to his normal being after listening soft and soothing music for some time. It happens because music contains such notes and vibrations which relax the brain muscles and tissues. This increases the flow of blood in the brain and ultimately to the entire body and so the person feels light hearted and relieved of the day’s hard work. It is such a wonderful therapy that some people are addicted to this. They cannot sleep without listening music and some are even more addicted that they cannot even think or write without music playing by their side. In countries like India, music is considered as the gift of God and a medium to get in touch with Him. It affects the emotional, mental, social and spiritual well being of a person and helps a lot in improving his cognitive thinking and mental abilities.

In other therapies like aerobics and warm up exercises, music is played side by side so that the movements are cordial and move with the beats of the music. Music therapy finds greater applications in curing behavioral and emotional disorders where the person is stressed all the time and does not want to spend time in isolation. Music gives him a chance to think alone and about his own self.