Music has been a powerful stimulant for mankind since ancient times; however, we have forgotten its great power to a certain degree. Music therapy can be defined as music or melodies used for therapeutic purposes, restoring health on a physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual level. Music therapy offers numerous benefits:
· Produces changes in heart rate, breathing patterns, and muscle tension.
· Stimulates the expression of problems and concerns.
· Favors emotional development.
· Improves auditory and tactile perception.
· Stimulates motor skills activity and improves coordination.
· Helps with personal development and overcoming learning disabilities.
· Improves the immune system.
· Improves self-esteem and the ability to communicate for sick patients, etc.
Various studies have determined the effectiveness of music therapy:
“Music therapy as an alternative for reducing anxiety in breastfeeding babies”
“Can a music therapy session reduce pain in hospice patients?”
We go one step further. We simplify the use of music to Sonotherapy. Sound is the root of everything – it precedes music and essentially determines who we are. That’s why Sonotherapy uses sound as a therapy for the overall wellbeing of human beings. Sound frequencies can serve as a sedative, and certain patients can be healed through harmony with specific frequencies, instilling a sense of balance in them. These are the foundations of Sonotherapy.
We therefore consider Sonotherapy to be a comprehensive therapy that uses sound to restore harmony, projected through sound waves or vibrations with one sole purpose: to restore the human being’s internal harmony. And what better way to conclude this section than with a quote from famous Sufi Master Inayat Khan: “For there is nothing in this world which can help one spiritually more than music. Meditation prepares, but music is the highest for touching perfection”.