Using music as a tool to extend the benefits of massage and energy work is something that is often underutilized by massage therapists and energy workers but can be a key component to a prolonged healing experience. The use of sound as a healing force dates back thousands of years. Research has shown the profound effect of music on reducing stress, lowering blood pressure, creating deep relaxation and inducing peaceful sleep. In other words, when music speaks to us, the body listens. Don Campbell's' book, The Mozart Effect, Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit, shows how modern science has begun to confirm this ancient wisdom, finding evidence that listening to certain types of music can improve the quality of life in almost every aspect.
When using music as a tool to extend the benefits of massage and energy work, be sure to choose long, slow, melodic pieces without words. Music that invites your client to float away will help create a more relaxed body so the massage or session can go deeper with less effort.
This same music can be used in between sessions, acting as a stimulus to help the body remember the healing experienced during the previous massages and energy sessions. According to Ted Andrews in his book, Sacred Sounds, Magic & Healing Through Words & Music, "The more we are exposed to beneficial sounds, the greater and more permanent the effect they have upon our own individual energies."
Hearing the same music can re-create the essence of the massage or energy session; the mood, the feeling and the reflective place within.
By offering your clients a tool that is inexpensive, portable, and an effective way to prolong the effects of the massage or energy session, you have empowered them to take an active role in their own care.
As you integrate this tool into your work, you will have happier, healthier clients and you will also create a new income stream for your business by having the music for sale in your office.
I have been using music as a tool to extend the benefits of Healing Touch in my practice for years. I am now co-owner of Twin Flames Production, an internet based business selling original relaxation music created by a massage therapist especially for massage and energy work. You may listen to samples and place orders at www.twinflamesproduction.com. I am certified as a Healing Touch practitioner and instructor, and am on the faculty at Front Range Community College as a part-time instructor in the Holistic Health Practitioner Certificate Program. I also have a private Healing Touch practice in Fort Collins, CO.