Music can become therapeutic in various ways. Although some people wouldn’t possibly notice it, music does have life changing effects. If you listen to certain songs, then you will feel weak or sad, while listening to other songs will make you feel powerful, better about yourself or anything like that. Music changes your attitude, music changes your mood. But what about the therapeutic effects?
If you go to any massage salon, most probably there will be some music playing in the background while the massage is being performed. Why do masseurs do this? The simple reason for that is because during every massage, your body must be entirely relaxed, so that your muscles can become relaxed and not tense. If you have your massage with tense muscles, it won’t do you any good. Once you begin listening to calm melodies, specially made for relaxation, your brain will focus on the beauty of the songs and not on the fact that certain parts of your body might hurt, tickle, feel warm or feel cold – because these feelings generate your normal reflexes from which you feel like you should really be tensed.
Another thing is that people go to practice meditation or yoga. These eastern methods or not necessarily eastern methods involving meditation, self-knowledge and things like that can only work well with therapeutic music. However, for meditation, the music is both relaxing (therapeutic) and sometimes combined with a person talking about what to think, when to inhale and when to exhale – typical things like that. It is amazing (if you ask others) to know how impressing the effect of therapeutic music during meditation can be.
Some people end up some relationships in a harder way. Imagine getting a divorce or breaking up with your partner after being together for 5, 6 or more years. That is a true pain which won’t easily disappear and will get more severe if you don’t take care of yourself. If you listen to therapeutic music on a regular basis, like relaxing music, not-too-hardcore party music, mood lifting music, motivating music, energy-filled music and other music genres after a hard divorce or breakup, your soul would heal a bit easier, finding the inner peace within that music. Of course, I am not saying that you would simply heal with music, therapeutic music does not mean that you don’t need friends and it doesn’t mean that you can’t consult a psychologist to ask for some wise pieces of advice. Some people mistakenly believe that therapeutic music means that you will instantly solve all of your problems – which is a false statement.
The elderly, when listening to therapeutic music, will feel a lot happier. Sometimes it’s hard to stay alone while being old, you don’t have anyone to talk to, sometimes for hours other times for days. Therapeutic music definitely helps a lot, you won’t feel that emptiness anymore, if you listen to some good-mood tunes.
As a conclusion, yes, definitely: music can be therapeutic indeed! All you need to have is the right albums, the free time and your ears to listen to the musical wonders!