There have been many studies on the healing power of music. For many of us, music brings back memories of "the good ol' days." For others, it provides the motivation to exercise, the ability to focus on schoolwork, or to just simply relax.
, "The elements of music — rhythm, melody, etc. — are echoed in our physiology, functioning and being." The article contends that music not only benefits our mental health, but possibly staves off pain and stress, can aid memory recall, and can even help the brain recover from injury.
Communities around the world are using music to provide stress release and bring communities and neighborhoods together during the coronavirus crisis. While the Italians sing from their balconies and spontaneous musical flash mobs appear across America, music has also permeated the very being of John Muir Health. From a musical number created by John Muir Health leadership dedicated to employees, the playing of "Hear Comes the Sun" when our COVID-positive patients are discharged, to a heartfelt performance by the California Symphony at the Concord and Walnut Creek Medical Centers, John Muir Health staff are
feeling the good vibes!