Healing RhythmsAbout Us

About UsCompany overview

Healing Rhythms is an integrative therapy private practice based out of Rochester, MN. It was established in 2013 by Christina Wood who had previously been operating a private practice and sole proprietor since 2006. Healing Rhythms was created with a vision to expand high-quality music therapy services to various populations and organizations throughout Rochester and the surrounding areas. Since (2013), Healing Rhythms has begun to expand service opportunities beyond music therapy, by adding hospice massage therapists to our team.

Healing Rhythms has a free-standing clinic to call home in Rochester, MN but operates throughout 27 counties. We offer services in our clinic, in home, in facilities and even via telehealth. Much of our work takes place in the community within hospitals, schools, skilled nursing facilities, hospices, and more. Click here to see our partners!

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Mission and Goals

Healing Rhythms believes in empowering individuals through all ages and stages of life. Our therapists utilize a variety of approaches and techniques to meet each person’s  unique needs. We believe in providing the highest quality services through individual and group sessions to maximize an individual’s strengths so that they can increase their cognitive, physical, emotional, social, wellness goals while ultimately promoting their best quality of life. Our team is dreaming big to continue growing our service offerings across greater Minnesota. 

What is Music Therapy?

Simply put: we use music to help people.

The American Music Therapy Association defines Music Therapy as the clinical use of music interventions by a board-certified music therapist to support cognitive, emotional, physical, and psychosocial needs. Music is the therapeutic tool used by board-certified music therapists to support individualized goals supported by research and evidenced-based techniques.

Music Therapists are allied healthcare professionals who have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music therapy, clinical training, and an internship before taking a board-certification exam.  Then the credential of MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified) is granted by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.  As a consumer, you want to be sure that a MT-BC is providing Music Therapy services for your loved one or organization.

What is Music Therapy?

Simply put: we use music to help people.

The American Music Therapy Association defines Music Therapy as the clinical use of music interventions by a board-certified music therapist to support cognitive, emotional, physical, and psychosocial needs. Music is the therapeutic tool used by board-certified music therapists to support individualized goals supported by research and evidenced-based techniques.

Music Therapists are allied healthcare professionals who have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in music therapy, clinical training, and an internship before taking a board-certification exam.  Then the credential of MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified) is granted by the Certification Board for Music Therapists.  As a consumer, you want to be sure that a MT-BC is providing Music Therapy services for your loved one or organization.

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Who can benefit?

Music Therapists work with individuals of all ages and abilities. Music is a highly unique tool that is processed globally in the brain, making it connected to many of our everyday functions including emotional regulation, memory, movement and even can change our physiology. This means that almost everyone can benefit from some type of music therapy support, and recipients do NOT need to have musical experience! Music is simply the therapeutic tool that we use to support people in their life journey. You may see a music therapist working with a premature baby to promote self-regulation, supporting a child’s social or language skill development in a school setting, using music to promote comfort for an adult receiving hospice care at the end of life and more.