Just dance: The healing power of movement from depression to Parkinson’s

The Print | Dec 14, 2019 at 11:41 AM
  • Since its inception dance therapy, similar to somatic psychotherapies, has emphasized the reciprocal interaction between body and mind, and the ability to regulate emotions via changes in body postures and movements.
  • A recent systematic review of research on dance/movement therapy specifically found it to be effective in the treatment of adults with depression.
  • Researchers also found improvements in memory and cognitive function for older adults with mild cognitive impairment after a 40-week dance program.