Treating Stress with Piano Therapy
Article by Tony Mitri
Stress has become a common feature these days. It manifests in different ways and degrees, and it can affect anyone at any age. It is always accompanied by symptoms like anxiety, tension, and irritability. Phobia, depression, and many other mental disorders are produced due to stress. Stress can be a major cause of many issues, including loss of sleep, dizziness, and depression. But you don’t have to surrender yourself to the world of disturbance just because of your stress tolerance level. Fortunately, music therapy is an effective tool for managing stress and reducing its impact on your life.
There is a new way that helps you get rid of your stress and anxiety permanently – with piano therapy! According to research conducted by experts, playing the piano can relax your mind and make you feel more relaxed. Plus, it helps reduce cortisol (the hormone responsible for stress) production in your body. The piano is one of the most relaxing forms of music imaginable, and playing it helps you to unwind and de-stress in no time. Plus, since you’re using your brain rather than your hands or muscles when you play, the benefits go beyond relaxation: studies have found that music therapy can help treat conditions like ADHD, autism, and autism spectrum disorders by altering brain activity.
Coined by renowned Harvard University psychiatrist Dr. John E. Garrow, piano therapy is a simple yet powerful way to reduce stress, boost mood, and invigorate your mind and body. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, playing a musical instrument can relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression, and pain. It can also improve sleep quality and decrease fatigue. According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, music therapy has been scientifically proven to help with conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), chronic pain, and other problems.
Whether you’re treating stress from work or home life, or wanting to relax after a long day, piano therapy can help you feel calm and ready to face what comes next! In today’s hectic world, stress and anxiety are an epidemic. Whether you’re dealing with work-related stress or personal issues, the sheer number of ways to treat these issues is overwhelming. But one method that has been proven effective for decades is piano therapy.
If you haven’t tried it already, give it a shot! You’ll be surprised at how quickly your life improves when you start playing again (or for the first time!). What are you waiting for? Start playing today!