"Life Insights"

Music Can Help You Heal


Music Therapy can calm anxiety, ease pain, and provide a pleasant diversion.


"It's almost impossible to find someone who doesn't feel a strong connection to music. Even if you can't carry a tune or play an instrument, you can probably reel off a list of songs that evoke happy memories and raise your spirits. In the past few decades, music therapy has played an increasing role in all facets of healing." (Harvard Health)


What is music therapy?

According Harvard Health, "Music therapy is a burgeoning field. People who become certified music therapists are usually accomplished musicians who have deep knowledge of how music can evoke emotional responses to relax or stimulate people or help them heal. They combine this knowledge with their familiarity with a wide variety of musical styles to find the specific kind that can get you through a challenging physical rehab session or guide you into meditation. And they can find that music in your favorite genre, be it electropop or grand opera."


Music therapists know few boundaries. They may play music for you or with you, or even teach you how to play an instrument. 


How to find a music therapist?

If you’re facing a procedure or illness, or just want relief from the stresses of daily life or help sticking to an exercise program, a music therapist may be able to help; you can find one on the Stratalife website.