What is Music Heals/Music Therapy?

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What is Music Heals/Music Therapy?

Music Heals raises awareness and funds that provide access to music therapy for those who need it most. Music therapy is used in a variety of medical and rehabilitation settings. Programs in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, community centres, and schools serve infants in the NICU, children with autism, at-risk youth, individuals with disabilities, people recovering from addiction, those in hospice, and seniors with dementia or Alzheimer’s.

Music therapy is the tangible use of music as medicine. Music enables a person to reminisce and reconnect with their sense of self. It interacts with diverse regions of the brain to guide in promoting healthy emotions and behavior. Music therapy increases dopamine and reduces noise, bringing clarity to those who suffer from various forms of physical and psychological pain. The healing power of music brings people together and gives people from all walks of life a sense of belonging.