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July 31, 2008

Tango Therapy Conference

Tango Therapy radio feature from PRI (Public Radio International) reports on the recent tango therapy conference in Rosario, Argentina.

Psychologists and physical therapists believe learning to tango can help people suffering from Alzheimers, Parkinson’s Disease, and depression. Richard Reynolds finds out more at the first International Conference on Tango Therapy.

According to the report, one study found that Tango interventions for Parkinson's were equal or superior to Waltz, Foxtrot and T'ai Chi. Another study found that Tango alleviates depression - which, the journalist notes, is "ironic, since tango lyrics are always sad." Research into tango therapy is just getting started.

My partner Carlota works in a health food store. She said that after the report was on the radio, customers came into the store asking where they could learn tango.

  • Listen to podcast.

  • Read review by conference participant Christina Johnson

    Posted by joegrohens at July 31, 2008 07:40 PM

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