The Power of Music

Here at Ruark we support the charity Nordoff Robbins. Nordoff Robbins help to transform the lives of vulnerable and isolated children and adults through music therapy.

We’ve supported Nordoff Robbins for a number of years now and are constantly amazed by how they use music to help people living with challenges such as autism, dementia, mental health problems, stroke, brain injury, depression and life-threatening or terminal illnesses. So we have seen the benefits that music can bring to people’s lives.

Now research from Oxford University suggests that classical music can help to reduce blood pressure. Research presented to the British Cardiovascular Society (BCS) conference in Manchester found that listening to music with a repeated 10-second rhythm coincided with a fall in blood pressure, reducing the heart rate. Lots of research was done into different genres of music and it was discovered that classical music had the most effect on the human body.

Read the full article on The Telegraph website.