In the last few years, the scientific research has documented the positive physical and emotional benefits of music. Such studies have shown that participating in the playing of music can have a profound effect on your body and psyche.
In fact, there is a growing field of healthcare literature that has shown how music helps with pain management, depression, mood disorders, as well as overall physical and mental health.
From this perspective, music performance and interaction can provide a complementary role in mental health wellness. Some positive effects of musical interaction include:
- increased sense of relaxation
- balancing of the opioid and serotonergic neurotransmitter system
- positive spiritual experiences
- interpersonal support
- and connection to others