Music & Wellbeing (Part 5): Music & Pain Relief

Music & pain relief So far, we have examined the positive effects of music on our wellbeing, both physically and mentally. However, if music can indeed make us ‘feel better’, is there any scope for its application towards pain relief? As well as being beneficial, can music be medicinal? There is historical evidence of musicContinue reading “Music & Wellbeing (Part 5): Music & Pain Relief”

Music & Wellbeing (Part 4): Music & Movement

This blog is a continuation of my mini-series examining the value of music on our overall wellbeing. The next two installments will look at the physical benefits of music as a means of healing and rehabilitation. I got rhythm: Music & Movement Levitin (2006, p. 174) states that the cerebellum, as one of the earliest partsContinue reading “Music & Wellbeing (Part 4): Music & Movement”

Music & Wellbeing (Part 3): Music Therapy – a brief introduction

Music Therapy As a practice, music therapy sits somewhere between art, therapy, healthcare, and psychoanalysis; it ‘invites the art, science and craft of music and healing’ (Pavlicevic, 1999, p. 141). Its practice has been proven as having a ‘huge impact on confidence, and therefore improved wellbeing’ (Therapy Today, 2011, p. 5). Besides more common associationsContinue reading “Music & Wellbeing (Part 3): Music Therapy – a brief introduction”