There are many forms of alternative pain management that transcend simply medicating the problem. Effective alternative pain management techniques like music therapy have been around for hundreds of years and have provided holistic relief for thousands of suffering people.
The music therapy experience at Casa Palmera can be a fun, inspiring, safe vehicle to address goals such as emotional release, self-expression, body-awareness, group cohesiveness, relaxation/pain management, and creative self-exploration. Emotional well-being is an important component of successful alternative pain management strategies, and music therapy contributes to restoring optimal well-being by using music to address these and other non-musical goals. Music Therapy sessions in a group setting include active music making (singing, drumming), live music listening with relaxation, song writing/lyric analysis, and creative music arts.
Music is a non-invasive, non-threatening tool that has the power to go deep into the psyche and this ability to transcend superficialities makes it an essential tool for alternative pain management. Music therapy sessions at Casa Palmera provide a variety of techniques that incorporate sensory stimulation to facilitate the mind-body connection - leading to awareness and a reconnection to the body's sensations.
Playing instruments as a form of expression is used to create a unique non-verbal outlet for emotional release. Drumming is a way to release physical and emotional tension in a healthy manner, and to incorporate the mind-body connection. This alleviation of tension is particularly helpful when used in conjunction with alternative pain management therapies.
Some people may develop their musical skills during treatment or while undergoing alternative pain management, but musical talent or inclination does not matter. Casa Palmera provides Certified Music Therapists with specialized training to ensure the most positive interventions and outcomes throughout this unique treatment process. These sessions provide achievable resources and tools for guests to use post treatment.