March is Music Therapy Month in Canada, a time to educate people on the many benefits of music therapy.
March is Music Therapy Month in Canada, a time to educate Canadians on the many benefits of music therapy.
What is music therapy?
Music therapy is a healing modality in which accredited musical therapists (generally with a referral from a health care practitioner) create unique treatment plans for patients. Treatment plans may include such interventions as singing, playing instruments, rhythmic-based activities, listening to music, imagery, and improvisation.
Accredited music therapists may have their own private practices, or they may work out of hospitals, community centres, correctional centres, schools, hospices, and substance abuse and addictions centres.
If you’re interested in learning more about music therapy or to find an accredited musical therapist, check out the Canadian Association for Music Therapy.
What type of music is best for you?
Even if you do not have a specific health concern, music can offer many benefits. Plus, different types of music have different benefits. Whether it’s improving mood or even increasing weight loss, there’s likely a type of music you want to try.