Music can be used as a healing agent to decrease pain, stress, anxiety and fears. Music can help lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate, structure breathing, and enhance lung capacity. The body is naturally rhythmic through the heart beat, pulse, and breathing.
Music can include listening to favorite tapes or CDs, hymns, old love songs, soothing piano music, sounds of nature, classical music, and popular tunes. It can include composing music to express feelings, or singing songs to encourage storytelling. It may involve families singing together. Music can be a powerful tool to provide comfort, promote healing, and to bring families together.
Please contact your Rice Hospice nurse or social worker to schedule a music session. This service is at no cost if arranged for by the Rice Hospice Team.