Music Therapy

Rhythm and Movement

It seems that many milestones in our lives include music. We pick songs for weddings and funerals, for meditations and worship. Music can reflect different cultures and eras. It can match our mood or pick it up off the floor. From birth to death, music is a memorable part of our life.

Music, used as an alternative and complimentary health modality, is the systematic method of using music or sound to help with relaxation and encourage changes in behavior and emotions.

Due to water crystal photography, music is not only heard, it can be seen as well. Studying the shapes and patterns made by sound vibrations is called Cymatics. Because of cymatics, we can see how strongly sound vibrations affect water, and since our bodies are mainly composed of water, we can also see how music can have a deep effect on our bodies.

One use of music therapy is for rhythmic movement, which helps with agility, coordination, balance, joint mobility, strength, gait consistency, range of motion and breathing patterns. Not to mention, mood elevation and motivation along with the social aspect associated with dancing.


The Maple Leaf Rag was one of Scott Joplin’s most famous ragtime pieces earning him the title, “King of Ragtime”.

American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)

Spirituality, Health, and Healing. An Integrative Approach, 2nd Edition. By Caroline Young and Cyndie Koopsen


First published on the 12th day of January, 2021


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27 Comments

    1. Pilgrimage Studio

      It really does help chase away dreary moods. I enjoy using rhythm for cleaning. Motivation. I like how you said it is a universal language. I find the same to be true of art and photography. It can cross all cultures and be understood and felt. 😊

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