Hang Drum Healing and Therapy

More and more, we’re stumbling across drum healing and therapy sessions/workshops being advertised, with the PANArt Hang, Hank drum, and various HandPans, firmly at their center. So with this in mind, we set out to find out whether this was anything more than an interesting marketing gimmick, or whether the Hang, and its various offspring, really could help to heal the ailments, of those who find themselves inflicted.

It is said by some that the beat of the drum resonates with the very essence of the human heart. Beating in harmony with our very own internal percussion. As it pumps our life-force around our bodies. And it is claimed that drums can relax the tense, energize the tired, and heal the emotionally wounded. Something that most anybody who has ever played the drums when feeling at less than their best, would most likely find to hold true. There’s a power in drumming.

Hand drums are frequently
used in therapy sessions to release: stress, anger, and emotional pain. And have been used with positive results to help with: Autism (and related disorders), post-traumatic stress, corporate stress, ‘at-risk’ adolescents, substance abuse, increasing self-esteem, multiple-personality disorder, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and manic depression (to name but a few). And while HandPans may not technically be drums. They still offer the same benefits of being able to connect an external instrument with the internal spirit, and through rhythm and focus, the player is able to externalize, and potentially master, their issues, and anxieties. Finding a level of control both physical and emotional, that might otherwise be lacking.
To learn more about the healing power of drumming, visit: HERE.

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