Music therapists use music-based interventions to accomplish goals of a cognitive, physical, emotional and social nature. In a typical session, patients may engage in music listening, movement, singing, playing instruments, writing music and analyzing the lyrics of a song.
Music therapy can be designed to:
- Decrease pain perception
- Alleviate anxiety and fear
- Enhance wellness and quality of life
- Promote communication of feelings
- Manage stress by improving respiration, lowering blood pressure, relaxing muscle tension, and reducing heart rate
- Counteract depression and elevate mood
If interested in receiving music therapy services or having music therapy in your clinic, please contact JamesCare for Life
JamesCare for Life also offers group music classes as part of its Expressive Arts programming.