Eurythmy therapy as an art of movement originates from music and the sounds of speech, i.e vowels and consonants. Each sound quality has its own deep relationship to the human being and the activities within the human physiology. In eurythmy the speech sounds and music sounds are transformed into movements of the whole body. When used as a therapy the movements and gestures are worked with in such a way that they stimulate processes in the human being on both an organic and soul-spiritual level.
Eurythmy therapy helps to strengthen, regulate, and harmonise. The exercises help to improve posture, mobility, spatial orientation, rhythm, breathing, circulation, and warmth. Eurythmy therapy stimulates the life forces and promotes self-healing. It strengthens a sense of wellbeing and self-confidence.
Eurythmy therapy is used in the treatment of a wide range of conditions such as cardiovascular disorders, neurological problems, muscular-skeletal disorders, irregularities in child development, and life crises with their associated medical complaints. Eurythmy therapy is also helpful in the treatment of mental illness. Eurythmy therapy can complement other treatments, such as chemotherapy, by nurturing the resilience of body and soul to cope more easily with the impact of the treatment.
This is a one-to-one therapy and is designed to meet the needs of each individual. Each client receives a programme of tailored exercises to be practised at home. In eurythmy therapy, the client takes an active role in the process of healing. Eurythmy therapy exercises suit all levels of mobility and can be done standing, seated, or lying down.