What is music therapy?

Music therapy is a healthcare profession that uses music to provide physical, emotional, and cognitive care. A board certfied music therapist uses evidence-based music interventions for individuals or groups. Common goals of music therapy are:
• Managing stress
• Managing pain
• Improving communication
• Expressing feelings
• Enhancing memory
• Promoting physical rehabilitation

Whether a therapist works with a single patient or a group, with a toddler or a senior citizen, or to treat emotional trauma or visible injuries—music works.

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