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 Music Therapy and Stress Relief

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 Music Therapy and Stress Relief

In this jet-set age, people are often exposed to immense stress and anxiety. Pressure from every nook and corner of society creates havoc. We often don’t find enough time to ease up our stress. Also, we don’t find ways to de-stress. We often fall into wrong hands advising pills that are of no use. But why don’t we try something readily available to us that will not harm you in any way? Yes, I am talking about music as a stress reliever.

You must be thinking can it be true? Can music really help us in a condition of stress? Well, if you can, believe me, music has the power to lessen your stress. Actually, the World Federation of Music Therapy describes it as ‘the use of music and/or its musical instruments in a process designed to facilitate and promote communication, relationship, learning, mobilization, expression, and organization to develop or restore functions of the individual. If you count on them, please go through the entire discussion here and give it a try.

Now the question comes – does music just soothe or does it has really the power of healing? It may be hard to believe that the body’s vital organs and systems like blood, different glands, hormones, cells, muscles, nerves, brain, and bones besides the celestial life energy system are regularly affected by the sound waves generated by the environment. Anxiety is the bodily response to high levels of stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol). The moment somebody listens to relaxing music, the levels of the hormones are lessened and the person feels calmer. The moment notoriety listens to relaxing music, the situations of hormones are lessened and the person feels calmer. The harmony between mind and body is reinstated later. Experimenters have proved in a recent study that music defies all kinds of blockage – retention of excretory products, diabetes, inflammations, arthritic pains, and menstrual cramps. It assists in the development of communication and motor chops in babies with physical or learning disabilities. Music induces the release of important mending hormones and fights against stress and depression. There are also emotional results seen in the cases of Schizophrenia. The introductory idea of music remedy is to reorganize the body’s regular functions and establish a balance between them.

still, music remedy isn't meant for stressed-out persons alone. Every healthy people can use music to de-stress every day through active music-making like playing the piano or through unresistant listening. Hum your favorite melodies whenever you're in stress and you need to boost up your spirit. You'll feel good within a couple of twinkles.

Music has a vast arena starting from the lowest pitched note from a stringed instrument to the deafening rhythms of drums. So, which one to choose? It depends on the individual requirements. A general blend that helps is percussion with the flute or sitar. It has to be kept in mind that the tempo matches the heart rate – within 60-80 beats per minute. It is imperative to note that the tune may have different effects on different persons. As an example, a tune that resonates in the belly of a tall and thin person may not produce the same result in the case of an obese person; the optimum frequencies must be individualized to them.

The basis of all music therapy is its undertones or sometimes named drones. Most of the undertones are prolonged, undisturbed, and continuous – the magic comes from the interval of the tones. Most of the musical instruments like the sitar, bagpipe, jaw harp, didgeridoo, mountain horn, chiming bowl, and all the single and multiple-stringed instruments can be tuned to the drones. Some cardiologists say music therapy works best when jointly administered with meditation or yoga.