Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention (REI)
Rhythmic Entrainment Intervention (REI) is a MusicMedicine therapy program utilizing recorded hand drumming rhythms to stimulate the central nervous system and improve brain function.(1) REI is designed to facilitate both short-term and long-term improvement in a variety of symptoms common to neurobiological disorders.
The REI Custom Program consists of a minimum of either custom-made recording between 22 and 26 minutes in length played as background music which contain complex, unusual percussion rhythms chosen to address specific behavioral and cognitive areas. Each client receives a custom-made REI Program designed specifically for his/her needs beased on a comprehensive intake questionnaire and interview process.
REI was derived from two ancient rhythmic drumming techniques which have been used to treat psychological and physical illnesses for thousands of years. These two healing techniques, called shamanic drumming and rhythm healing, both use specific rhythmic drumming patterns to influence the body to bring about healing. ()
We employ REI along with other therapies for patients that have neural and motor skill difficulties. We combine this therapy with other therapies like interactive metronome to provide as comprehensive a care plan as possible.