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The National Association for Music Therapy in 1950 was formed and it brought music
therapy in the world of professionalism. This was the root for the music therapy
discovery. Using music as a cure for a person’s physical, mental, emotional and spiritual
well-being has been used for centuries. However it was never referred to a professional
science. Even though everyone does not consider it to be, music therapy will make up a
significant part of alternative therapy medicine.

There are many people that refer to music therapy for help. These people are
professionals like a physician, psychologist, or a social worker. There are also many
parents that will use music therapy for their children. There are reasons that someone
will come under the care of a music therapist and they will always be in good hands. A
music therapist is going to be a very qualified individual with a good education and
training. There are music therapists that often work with the physically handicapped and
the abused. This is also something that will help the elderly, terminally ill and the
mentally retarded.

Music therapy techniques are different and will deal with the expression of emotions for
calming the body. A music therapist may tell a patient to sing to express their emotions
that need to be let out. Others many also use piano playing as a way to increase their
motor skills and other may use instruments to help a patient illustrate his or her inside
feelings. There are different applications for music therapy and making it an exciting and
interesting part.

There are patients that are involved in music therapy and are going to increase their skill
in using an instrument or in another part of music that is not the main focus. Music
therapy is gong to focus on the areas of communication, academic and motor and social
skills. All of these areas can be impacted with the use of music and proven by music
therapists over and over.

Music cannot cure in a disabilities and illnesses. It is a good tool when used by those that
are willing to participate in getting music therapy to help them with problems. Many use
it in hospitals, rehab centers, and retirement homes. It can also help many children that
are dealing with social skills in school. Music therapy can help in these fields and it is
very interesting to learn that music therapy is showing up everywhere and the way that
music therapy will be more popular in the future.

				
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