Dance Therapy

A musical therapist provides a service on a weekly basis. A number of techniques are used during these sessions including, sing-a-longs, dance and movement, percussion, the playing of instruments and improvisation.

Our music therapy goals are to:

  • Reduce social withdrawal/isolation
  • Reduce anxious or aggressive behaviours
  • Alleviate feelings of pain, depression or boredom
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Facilitate self-expression
  • Maintain mental abilities
  • Maintain physical functioning

Research has shown that music therapy is successful in maintaining or improving the wellbeing of people who have had strokes, those who have a mental illness or some form of dementia, as well as the frail elderly.