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Music Therapy

Music therapy is an evidenced based therapy approach that uses music to actively support people in improving their health, function, and overall well-being.

Music Therapy

Being musical isn't a requirement to join or benefit from music therapy. Skilled music therapists create customised musical experiences for their clients, ensuring each session addresses the individual's specific needs and goals.

What is a Registered Music Therapist (RMT)?

A Registered Music Therapist (RMT) is a music therapist who is officially recognised by the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA). To become an RMT, one must successfully complete a certified university course in music therapy and continuously enhance their skills through approved professional development programs sanctioned by the AMTA.

How can music therapy be beneficial?

Research has revealed many ways in which music therapy can be beneficial:

Improves Mental Health and Wellbeing:
- Reduces anxiety and stress:
- Regulates moods and energy levels
- Increases motivation
- Helps manage anger and frustration
- Supports in dealing with challenging behaviour.

Enhances Speech, Communication, and Social Skills:
- Improves verbal and non-verbal communication:
- Enhances physical speech function
- Boosts social communication skills
- Increases social interaction
- Promotes independence
- Provides positive and new coping strategies.

Enhances Body Movement, Coordination, and Physical Function:
- Improves gross motor function and control (larger movements)
- Enhances fine motor function and control (smaller movements)
- Improves balance
- Increases physical independence
- Helps regulate heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure
- Strengthens and controls respiratory muscles
- Improves sleep quality

Improves Memory, Attention, and Cognitive Function:
- Enhances core executive functions: self-awareness, inhibition, non-verbal and verbal working memory, emotional self-regulation, self-motivation, planning, and problem-solving
- Boosts memory and attention.

Helps with Pain Management:
- Reduces pain perception by increasing the body's production of natural painkillers
- Supports faster recovery from medical procedures.

Talk to our Admin team today about booking an appointment with our amazing Music Therapist.

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