Music therapists use music-based interventions to accomplish goals of a physical, emotional and social nature. In a typical music therapy session patients may engage in music listening, movement, singing, playing instruments, writing music and analyzing the lyrics of a song.
Music Therapy interventions can be designed to:
• Decrease pain perception
• Alleviate anxiety and fear
• Enhance wellness and quality of life
• Promote communication of feelings
• Manage stress by improving respiration, lowering blood pressure, relaxing muscle tension, and reducing heart rate
• Counteract depression and elevate mood
Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a variety of healthcare settings including medical hospitals, psychiatric facilities, hospice, and rehabilitation centers.
If interested in receiving music therapy services or having music therapy in your clinic, please contact JamesCare for Life Music Therapist Alejandra Ferrer, MM, MT-BC, at 614-293-1761 or Alejandra.Ferrer@osumc.edu.