Music works directly on the brain Good health

Listening to music after a stroke speeds up the healing of any speech or data processing damage.

Listening to music before surgery lowers the patient’s heart rate and blood pressure. After surgery, music has been found to reduce anxiety and pain – even the use of painkillers.

In premature babies, music strengthens vital functions and speeds up weight gain. So premature babies who listen to music get home from the hospital earlier than others.

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Music has also been found to promote language learning at a very early stage in childhood.

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DANCE brings balance

DANCE STEPS develop balance, posture and flexibility for people of all ages.

In the elderly, dancing can therefore reduce the fear of falling, for example.

And it’s not just about emotion, as Dancing has been studied to improve the balance and walking of people with Parkinson’s disease, for example.

SONG makes breathing easier

According to research, SONGING can improve the breathing and quality of life of people with chronic lung diseases.

Listening to music reduces pain and the need for medication.

Singing also strengthens the relationship between mother and baby.

Experts: Liisa Laitinen, Cultural Welfare Specialist, Turku University of Applied Sciences. Markku T. Hyyppä, neurologist and author.

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