Music has a way of touching the soul. Every culture known to man, dating back to the Neanderthal has created its own form of music. Throughout history the trend has continued without exception and it has been beneficial.
Music is not just for entertainment, it has a way of communicating with us in ways that we are still trying to understand. People learn with music, relax with music, feel emotions with music, and heal with music.
Music Therapy and Healing
What happens after a motor vehicle accident? Who do you call after everything is said and done? Even if the accident is officially settled you still are left healing and recovering from the event. You probably will never forget what happened, and in many cases, this can affect the healing process.
After an accident, your physical injuries could be made worse by stress and tension. You might be tempted to turn to prescription drugs to calm you down, but you might be wary of the side effects they may bring. There is another form of therapy that can help you with being calm and help you with your recovery. It’s called Music Therapy.
Given our body’s instinctual reaction to music, it is no wonder that therapists have been experimenting with music as a medical therapy since the 1800’s. If you are questioning the effects music therapy can have on the mind, look no further than your daily workout playlist.
There is a reason why you turn on fast and upbeat music during a workout routine. Music can affect your emotions and put you in the right frame of mind for just about anything. The same thing happens with music during movies. They play the right songs or scores to specific parts of the movie to get a reaction out of the audience, and it works.
Music’s Effects On Emotions
When we listen to music, it changes the activities of our brain. You might even start remembering a specific period of your life that was pleasant or bad. Depending on the type of music you are listening to, it could pump you up or calm you down. You might even cry or you might start dancing.
You might tap your toes, which would involve your cerebellum, and nod your head and sing along. The reaction to music is instantaneous and impossible to ignore.
On the other end of the spectrum, music’s ability to calm and relax us has been used to treat a variety of ailments. Music Therapy has helped with high blood pressure, anxiety, speech impediments and OCD. Professional music therapists can help with a wide range of mental and emotional injuries, and the science behind it is advancing every day.
Personal Injury and Music Therapy
You don’t need a doctor’s note or prescription to listen to music that calms you down or cheers you up. Don’t let stress and tension prevent you from healing from your personal injury.
Try an alternative method for healing success. Take the first step towards creating emotional healing for yourself, and remember, it’s not about the injury, it’s about the recovery.