All Things Charleston: Music Therapy

 

 

We might be a tad bit biased, but there’s never a dull moment in our beautiful and charming hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.

From gorgeous beaches and historic attractions to incredible cuisine and the most hospitable people in the country, you will never run short on activities.

Music therapy is one of the many choices you have.

At The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction, we like to celebrate Charleston and life itself, and there’s no better way to do that than music. As Billy Joel put it, “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by.”

To add to his point, music provides a wonderful therapy, no matter if you’re coping with breast cancer or simply looking for a cathartic release. In fact, there’s a science behind the healing power of music.

According to a University of Florida article, music has a profound effect on the human brain. Specifically, listening to music regularly will…

  • Decrease anxiety.
  • Promote healing.
  • Increase optimism.
  • Decrease pain.
  • Improve language skills.
  • Spark creativity.
  • Cause happiness.

You can read the article here, but suffice it to say, music therapy is an ideal healing strategy for breast cancer survivors and the people who love and support them.

Since we’re here to be your resource for all things therapeutic, in this article you’ll learn about some upcoming concerts in Charleston, South Carolina, that you may enjoy.

Saturday, April 2-The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera is a 1976 musical with book and lyrics by Ken Hill. It is the first musical adaptation of the novel The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux, about the hideously disfigured Phantom’s amorous obsession with the magnificent, naive singer, Christine. Hill wrote the original English lyrics to the music of Verdi, Gounod, Offenbach, Mozart, Weber, Donizetti, and Boito.

Grab your tickets.

Wednesday, April 13-The Sound of Charleston

For over three centuries, Charleston’s musical heritage has been as diverse as the people who’ve lived here–haunting spirituals of slaves first arriving in America through our port, Civil War camp songs from both sides in this place where the first shots were fired, and more…

Grab your tickets.

Saturday, April 23- Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, in 2009. The band currently consists of lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, keyboard player Ben Tanner, and drummer Steve Johnson.

Grab your tickets. 

Wednesday, August 10-Ray Lamontagne

Raymond “Ray” Charles Jack LaMontagne is an American singer-songwriter. LaMontagne has released five studio albums, Trouble, Till the Sun Turns Black, Gossip in the Grain, God Willin’ & the Creek Don’t Rise, and Supernova.

Grab your tickets.

Why we recommend music therapy.

When it comes to breast reconstruction and surviving cancer in general, it’s all about celebration…and there’s no better way to express gratitude and feel more alive than listening to music that moves you.  

Though we can’t teach you how to play an instrument, we can help you make healthcare decisions. If you have any questions about our breast reconstruction procedures, click here to ask a doctor.

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