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Learning Center- Music Therapy in Massage

Minds & Muscles Relax with Music

There are several benefits to including music during your massage. Numerous studies show that hearing to soothing nature sounds and relaxing music increases your serotonin levels. In fact, music therapy is known to be effective at producing relaxation and reducing stress, and it’s based on evidence that comes from research. In other words, there is sound evidence that music can support and encourage physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual well-being.

Music therapy is growing as a field and now we have the American Association of Music Therapy. This therapy naturally combines with others well, especially massage therapy. With this being the case, many massage chairs are now including high-quality speakers into the chair so that you can combine soothing tunes with your massage.

A Plethora of Benefits

Science Daily featured a controlled study showing a significant reduction in stress, anxiety, and depression after two weeks of music therapy for pregnant women. Four pre-recorded 30-minute music CDs were created for the study and each featured music that mimicked the human heart rate, with between 60 and 80 beats per minute.

Over the course of the two-week study, there were significant decreases in women’s stress, depression, and anxiety scales. The value of music therapy is slowly being realized by nurses in a number of clinical settings like this and is viewed as a cost-effective, non-invasive way of reducing stress.

Post-Surgery Relief

Music is also an indispensable part of relaxation-massage sessions, and a new review indicates music therapy can be helpful to patients before, during, and following a surgical procedure. The review also shows music can decrease pain and recovery time.

The review investigated the use of music during these three stages of surgery and physical recovery, and according to an abstract published on, the music was shown to have positive results in all three stages.

Patients exposed to music therapy were less anxious before the procedure and recovered faster and competently after by being exposed to music during and after the procedure. They also needed less sedative medication and reached better satisfaction with their medical experience.

Relax & Rejuvenate

Beyond surgery, massage and music therapy have both shown to improve pain, decreasing the intensity and this can be wonderful when you’re taking advantage of a home massage chair for your daily aches and pains. 

According to research, soft music played during a massage session can help the brain to release mood-enhancing chemicals known as endorphins. In fact, the healing power of music has been touted as far back as Ancient Greece.

Music, similar to massage, has also been known to help promote restful sleep and relaxation as well as increased blood flow. 

With all this in its favor, it’s no wonder that music has become a staple in modern massage chairs. People want to take advantage of all the benefits.

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We can’t wait to help sit back, relax, and enjoy the music.

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