Research proves that live music can:

Find links to research studies at MHTP.org

 

  • Relieve anxiety and stress
  • Stabilize heart rate
  • Affect respiration
  • Decrease muscular tension
  • Improve body movement and coordination
  • Reduce need for anesthesia and pain relievers
  • Slow down and equalize brain waves
  • Increase endorphin levels

 

 

 

  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Boost the immune system
  • Accelerate surgical recovery and physical healing
  • Elicit emotional catharsis
  • Induce mental imaging
  • Foster a sense of safety 
    and well being
  • Sharpen mental focus
  • Provide distraction
  • Provide companionship

 

 

“The power of music to integrate and cure… is quite fundamental. [It is the] profoundest nonchemical medication.”

Dr. Oliver Sacks,
Neurologist

“Music . . . is a service modality that can help to facilitate communication between the family and the patient who is actively dying, while also providing a comforting presence.”

American Journal of Hospice
and Palliative Medicine

“Half an hour of music produced the same effect as ten milligrams of valium.”

Dr. Raymond Bahr,
St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore