Music therapy is the use of music activities to improve physical, mental, and social wellbeing. The Thai Red Cross Rehabilitation Center employs a wide range of music therapy, especially Akaboshi’s method of music therapy, which focuses on stimulation of the nervous system, rhythmic activities, body movement and breathing. The therapy also includes neurologic music therapy to help increase the effectiveness of the main treatments from various therapeutic agencies as follows:
In addition, music is used as a recreational activity for patients. A group music therapy session is organized for patients of all age groups every thursday afternoon for the participating patients to meet and talk, and practice body movements, speaking, and breathing through music together. It is a group activity that offers entertainment and relieves stress associated with the illness and provides encouragement.