A-Z List

Music & Pain Management

Problem Areas for Clients

  • to decrease pain perception
  • to teach pain management skills
  • to decrease stress, anxiety, and fear
  • to develop relaxation
  • to develop focus of attention onto musical stimuli and off of pain stimuli
  • to facilitate communication
  • to teach leisure time activities

Music Therapy methods used for treatment
  • guided imagery with music
  • biofeedback with music
  • entertainment
  • rhythm sessions
  • playing instruments (i.e. autoharp)
  • listening to preferred music
  • breathing timed to music
  • relaxation techniques with music