How to Use Music As Part Of Massage Therapy?
Great massage therapy isn’t just about knowing and applying the right techniques, it’s about setting the scene properly and using everything at your disposal to make the customer as happy and relaxed as possible. Music has a significant part to play in creating that kind of relaxed atmosphere. Think about your favorite song, then consider how just hearing it can smooth away some of the stresses of a troubled day. The right music during massage can have the same effect, allowing you to better relax your patient and for them to have a more enjoyable massage experience. To help you build the kind of atmosphere that relaxes, we’ve put together some tips on how to use music as part of massage therapy.
- Have a range of music available – When building a library of music, try not to just select the music that you like. The idea of an hour of pan pipes might be your nightmare, but if it’s what the customer wants then its up to you to have it on hand. Do you research beforehand and take advice from other massage practitioners to see what works for them.
- Always ask first – Some customers may be dead set against the idea of music during their massage session. As with every part of a massage, it’s always best to keep the customer informed and enquire as to their preferences before you act. They may even have music requests that they can convey to you in advance, allowing you to prepare a personalised playlist for them.
- Have a white noise option – Music with a strong beat or lyrics can be distracting for some people. A good way to overcome this, without losing the relaxing effect that music can have, is to include a white noise option. White noise is sonic energy randomly spread across a wide frequency band, containing all notes from high to low. Some people find white noise to be very relaxing and white noise machines are widely available and inexpensive.
- Get the right license – Depending on the venue you are using for your massage therapy, and the type of music you’re playing, you may need a license to play music for business purposes. Licensing laws vary from state to state, but it’s always best to do your work researching these regulations in advance, before they can become a problem.
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Barbara Alcaraz, M.A., B.A., L.M.T.
Massage Therapy Program Chair
M. A. Organizational Management, University of Phoenix
B.A. University of Minnesota, American Studies
L.M.T. Northwest Health Careers