Dance, dance, dance! Start dancing to boost your well-being level!
15 June 2021 Estimated time: ~2 min.
Dance therapy is based on the results reached by scientists, namely that body movements on music produce transformations in emotional, mental, and physical state.
In the case of adolescents experiencing anxiety, trauma patients, or the elderly with Alzheimer’s, there have been major changes for the better due to dance. In fact, dance therapy is already used in many hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and rehabilitation centers, with many types of patients, including children, adults and the elderly, where the work of a traditional therapist is combined with a deep knowledge of the body and how movement is connected to well-being.
As a result of dance therapy, remarkable health benefits were registered, among the most common being: improved joint mobility and muscle coordination, relaxation and relaxation; increasing self-confidence; expressing the most intimate emotions; strengthening the immune system; reducing and eliminating stressful feelings of isolation, loneliness, anxiety, depression, anger, sadness.
Also called movement psychotherapy, there is no single dance style used in this therapy. Programs range from traditional dances to more subtle forms of movement such as yoga and stretching, to relax the body.
How dance therapy differs from ordinary dance
People who use dance therapy in a treatment use movement to communicate conscious and unconscious feelings through dance. The therapist responds to movements, assesses body language, nonverbal behaviors, and emotional expressions to develop interventions to meet the patient’s specific needs.
Movement is the main way in which dance therapists observe, evaluate and implement a therapeutic intervention, according to a study cited by medijobs.ro.
Psychologists say that dance is a primary reaction to rhythm and music, and psychiatrists stimulate, through dance, the instincts of people with mental illness, to put them in touch with themselves, beyond verbal communication.
Dancing is normal ... at any age, it’s a joy, a release, it’s a celebration of life, so dance, dance, dance!