Friday, April 25, 2008


Isn't that a great photo? I loved it the minute I came across it! What kind of music are they listening to, do you suppose?

Music does help to aleviate stress. One of the first sings noted when we hear a tune we like is an increase in deep breathing. Your body will increase the amount of the production serotonin. In simple terms, Serotonin is a chemical that helps maintain a "happy feeling". It also seems responsible for keeping our moods under control by helping with sleep, calming anxiety, and relieving depression.

It has been proven that playing music in the background while we are working, has been found to reduce the stress.

Music was found to reduce heart rates and to promote higher body temperature - an indication of the onset of relaxation. Combining music with relaxation therapy was more effective than doing relaxation therapy alone.

At work, Music Therapy plays a key role in the well-being of our patients. There is a department set up entirely for this purpose. The therapist play instruments and sing to patients in the hospital. Not only is it a nice change for our patients, but length of stays are decreased because people are healing faster!

So, the next time you are stressed, play your favorite tunes, chill, and be happy!

1 comment:

Sarita Leone said...

What a wonderful picture! And a great post, too! *G*