Music Therapy can affect hospice patients physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Today, it is recognized as one of the most effective approaches to dealing with grief and bereavement.
Music can encourage the patient to feel more comfortable. It introduces a calming effect; thereby, reducing the patient’s focus on chronic pain and anxiety. As a result, the comfort that music brings is one of the very first stages of healing emotionally and spiritually.
Some forms of Music therapy include:
- Ambient music to encourage serenity
- Lyric interpretation for songs
- Playing musical instruments
- Singing During Therapy Sessions
Overall, music therapy offers improved relaxation, regulated breathing, reduced anxiety and eased discomfort. For more information about Music Therapy at Legacy Hospice and Palliative Care, please call 909-342-7005.