By Joanne Elliott
Massage music is an ideal method to help to achieve a sense of total relaxation for your body mind and soul. There are many more elements involved within the genre of massage music than first meets the eye. Here is a basic beginners guide to help get you started.
What is massage music?
Massage music is traditionally ambient in theme – the definition of this is "a musical genre that focuses largely on the timbral characteristics of sound, often organized of composed to evoke an atmospheric, visual or unobtrusive quality".
Meditative, peaceful and soothing in tone, massage music is the ideal soundtrack for helping to create a warm peaceful and relaxing background. The combination of the relaxing sound track and the physical stimulus of the actual massage itself make a perfect combination if you want to relax, unwind, and generally feel relieved of stress worries and woes.
What does massage music actually sound like?
Massage music, just like any music, comes in a vast array of varieties and forms.
As a starting point, for example, you could choose to select a specific artist that specialises in the creation of massage music, just like an individual artist or band in the pop charts. But if you are unfamiliar with the massage music genre perhaps the most common place to start is with a massage music compilation. There are many, many different compilation albums available to purchase to download onto your computer, or in a "hard format" such as on a CD, DVD, or even cassette tape. And within this there are also of all sorts of different sounding types of massage music available from all good stores or over the Internet.
What sort of instruments are used to create massage music?
The types of instrument that are commonly used in the creation of massage music include the piano, harp, strings, flute, oboe, lute, guitar, sitar, Tibetan bells and keyboard amongst many others. There are also many popular types of sounds involved within massage such as chimes, earthrial voices, whale sounds and synthesisers.
Massage music themes and compilation titles are often along the lines of angel music, ancient echoes, ocean music, ethereal tones, chants and the like.