Just about everyone can benefit from a great spa day. It is the perfect way to relax, recharge and get ready to move forward. The easiest way to do this is to book at appointment at a local spa, but we all know that can get expensive very quickly. The next best option is to schedule your spa day at home. It takes a little more planning, but it’s a lot cheaper and you can even customize the experience more than you could than when you go to the spa. One great way to customize the day is to pick the perfect music for your spa.
Whether you want your stay
at home spa day to include a leisurely soak in the scented bathtub, facials or scheduling an in-home masseuse, the success of your day starts out by picking the best music for your spa. Music will set the tone for your day and will go a long way toward helping you achieve the relaxed state of mind you’re seeking.
The best type of music for your spa should be steady, without having any surprising tempo changes or unexpected interruptions. Most experts agree that instrumental music is the best choice for a spa, especially when it includes subtle rhythms and melodic textures.
However, the type of ambient music you choose does depend a bit on who will be experiencing the spa day. Studies have shows that men tend to like music that is a little more uptempo.
Ideally, you should choose ambient music that is around 60 beats per minute. This is close to the goal heart rate for a resting heart. If you select the right music, your body will eventually match the 60 beats per minute and the rhythm will help you relax.
When your body synchronizes with the beats of the music, it’s called “entrainment”. This gives you the added potential or resonating with your feelings and bring about a state of added serenity.
When you pick the music for your spa, remember to use it each time. Once your body goes through the spa experience to reach a more relaxed state, the next time you hear the same music, you will be able to relax more quickly. The best type of entrainment music is usually celtic, classical or jazz.
Nature sounds are also good choices when you’re looking for music for your spa. The sounds of an ocean, subtle birds and rain can go a long way toward helping you relax. However, it’s important to take your personal tastes into account as well. While the sound of raindrops is perfectly relaxing for some, others are reminded of an annoying leaky faucet when they hear it!
What Not To Play
When you are looking for music for your spa, remember you’re trying to set the tone for relaxation. It’s important to avoid music with a fast beat, because it could make you want to dance instead of relax. The same can be said for rap, country and marches. You should also avoid music with words, because it could make you think too much about the lyrics.
Remember, if you’re planning a stay at home spa day, picking the right music is essential to get the day started out on the right foot.