Music therapy is a set of therapeutic procedures that use musical instruments to treat an illness. It is very little known because of the low number of people who practise it. However, music is an excellent therapeutic means to which we must give more importance to fight certain ills that undermine our society.
Who undergoes music therapy?
People likely to undergo music therapy are children with communication difficulties as well as the elderly. The music therapist uses various means and a variety of music and musical instruments to get them to improve communication with those around them. This branch of medicine also applies to people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and autistic disorders. Parkinson's disease can also be cured by music therapy.
Music therapy, how does it work?
There is no set therapeutic plan in music therapy. The music therapist helps his patient to evolve in a musical universe that will allow the patient to move towards an imminent recovery. To do this, the music therapist uses sound, voice, cadences, vibrations, in short any musical process that can allow him/her to establish a relationship of trust, a link/connection between him/her and the patient. It is thanks to this carefully established trust that he will be able to encourage his patient to express his emotions. Then, through the expression of these emotions, the patient will be able to progress towards recovery.
It should also be noted that music therapy is not a therapy that is performed in a hurry. Some patients are more alert than others and some are even more fragile than others.
The music therapist will have to be patient so as not to have to rush his protégé. All the more so as anger can very quickly break the bond established and lead the expert to start all over again.
Music therapy is a therapeutic science in its own right and continues to prove itself to this day. It is a powerful remedy for memory loss such as Alzheimer's disease and autism spectrum disorders.