For as long as we can remember, music has been a part of human history no matter what the current time period was. Whether it was used for tribal/cultural, pleasure, grief, or religion, music has always had its place in the human psyche. Because Todd Cardin recognizes the many benefits that the everyday person has from listening to music, he has become a music therapy advocate. Some of the general benefits that people can experience are control and stabilization of the breathing and heart rate. This is especially obvious in relaxation techniques Mr. Cardin uses from calming music which results in an effective and natural way to treat stress.
Research has also shown that a person’s brain waves can speed up or slow down depending on the beat of music. This shifting of brain wave activity allows a person’s brain to make shifts much faster on its own. General music therapy also encourages a positive state of mind which reduces feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. There are a multitude of other benefits from listening to music and it is from these observations that music therapy is becoming more and more popular among the medical world and Todd Cardin strives to learn more & perfect how he uses music therapy in his own life.