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Post by crazyoval » Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:51 am

Hi guys,

I found this page by searching, a very useful resource.

I have a web site that provides a range of music to therapists and those of us who focus on our own well being.

The site is based on a growing range of artists, some of whom are therapists in their own right too.

We are now starting to talk amougst ourselves about increasing our longer length tracks so that therapists can use just one song as part of a whole therapy session, up to 60 minutes long and have been talking to therapists about what they would be interested in hearing and how to go about matching a piece of music to help a client relax more effectively.

If you have any feedback on what you need from music I would be happy to put this back to the musicians and also come back to you with some examples when they are done.

The web site is www.f4b.com

I hope you like it ~:o)
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Post by oasisbt » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:11 pm

I have about 10 hours of Massage/Reiki/Relaxation music on my I-POD. I have several different Playlists divided in Hawaiian, Oriental, New Age, etc. in 3-hour segments with a repeat function. I have a portable I-pod speaker system the "Onstage Micro" by JBL which also includes a small remote, rechargeable batteries and case(costs around $100). The entire set-up is about the size of a teacup saucer so its is easy to carry around weighs about one pound and enough volume to fill a large room. What a great tool to have!
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Post by crazyoval » Sun Apr 29, 2007 11:37 pm

A perfect set up for all therapists :)

You dont even have to burn a CD and keep a whole bunch of them in a wallet either. CDs can let you down, get lost, scratched, take time changing.

I can imagine that with the ipod you could even ask the client to comment on a number of pieces of music and taylor the ambience to their needs even closer.

The client then gets an even more rewarding experience.
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Post by petra » Wed May 02, 2007 9:20 am

Wonderful suggestions, everybody. Thanks. I have a pretty small massage music collection right now,. I'm trying to add some variety - I realized a while back I had a lot of flute music. Marina Raye, Carlos Nakai, Japanese flutes, and so on. Great music, but needed some diversity in the CD collection. I recently added Guitar Meditations (Soulfood/Billy MCLaughlin) and Tao of Cello (can't remember the artist's name right now), and I really like those. I love it when clients bring in their own music. It's so interesting to hear what they like to relax to. One of them liked to listen to the Rat Pack singers (Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr) for a while. I couldn't help smiling when massaging to Dino belting out "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie..."

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Post by crazyoval » Wed May 02, 2007 11:30 pm

I found some old rat pack singers on my iTunes collection I had forgotten recently. I can see how they could be relaxing to some for sure.. very smooth singing voices :roll: haaaaa! :)

Ive just found a new artist I recently met who has done some saxaphone pieces and I really enjoyed them too.

Its nice to think of how people refect their own individuality in what music they like to relax to.
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Post by makingachange » Sun Jun 17, 2007 6:23 pm

my top choices:

Artist ----- Title

Hilary Stagg The Edge of Forever (harp, great for conservative clients)
http://www.amazon.com/Edge-Forever-Hila ... B000001J40

Ariell Conversations with Angels (ditto)
http://www.amazon.com/Conversations-Ang ... B000060OIZ

Nadamo&Shastro Reiki Offering (very good, drifty iTunes)

Dueter Garden of the Gods (good for out of body exper. also good for grieving women, iTunes)

Dave Eggar Journey to the Heart Vol 4 (my fav is 'The Embrace'.. it's haunting, again, iTunes)

Peter Kater Elements Series: Earth (again, haunting and takes the client to a wonderful, healing place. not in your face spanish guitar)
http://www.peterkater.com/

Susan Maule Celestial Journeys (again, iTunes, some piano but a really good out of body experience)

enjoy!

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Post by Blisss » Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:16 am

Another music thread generated some CD recommendations that aren't yet on this "master list", so I thought I'd add them:

Trust by John Boswell
http://www.amazon.com/Trust-John-Boswel ... 665&sr=1-1
Solo Piano (recommended by blisss)

Acoustic Heart Volume 2
http://www.amazon.com/Acoustic-Heart-Vo ... 696&sr=1-2
Mellow Guitar (recommended by blisss)

Nataraja by Shiva Rea
http://www.amazon.com/Nataraja-Shiva-Re ... 759&sr=1-1
World-techno fusion (recommended by kemilyna)

Buddha Garden by Parijat
http://www.amazon.com/Buddha-Garden-Par ... 816&sr=1-1
Guitar, keyboard & percussion (recommended by akb)

Bedtime Lullabies by Michael Allen Harrison
http://www.amazon.com/Bedtime-Lullabies ... 73&sr=1-19
Relaxing Piano (recommended by akb)

Music for Yoga & Other Joys by Jai Uttal
http://www.amazon.com/Music-Yoga-Other- ... 977&sr=1-2
Music, rhythm & chants (recommended by kemilyna)

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Post by makingachange » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:03 am

something i've found - new to me:

http://www.soundsleeping.com/

you can create your own piece - it's pretty fun

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Post by ReikiDude » Sun Oct 21, 2007 8:44 pm

MRSkitten.

Have you had the opportunity to play one of those singing bowls? If not, I suggest you find a place that sells them and try one. If you're like my friends and me, you'll end up owning several. They're so meditative.

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Post by Blisss » Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:35 pm

To keep this "Master Music Thread" up to date, here's a link to a great discussion about massage music with lyrics (pros, cons & recommendations:)

http://www.bodyworkonline.com/forum/vie ... hp?t=11781

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Post by moose_goose » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:37 am

Link to thread - recommendations on Violin massage music:
http://www.bodyworkonline.com/forum/vie ... p?p=104406

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Post by crazyoval » Fri Mar 07, 2008 12:09 am

Thanks for these. Ive not been a fan of violin music for relaxation since the frequencies are quite high and passionate as opposed to relaxing. It would be good to be proven wrong on this :D
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Post by coconut » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:29 am

I found a really cool music site.
It's out of Portland and it sells independent musician's work.

The new Age section has so many wonderful selections for massage
and you can listen to them before you buy.

I'm listening to these:

Two Moons by Torchlight Creek

Sacred by Kevin Wood

Words touch by Paul Avgerinos

Sacred Union by Asara

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Post by coconut » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:39 am

I also want to say thank you thank you thank you
to those who suggested "Afterglow" by Micheal Hoppe.

It sets a really great mood.
My clients and I love it!

If anyone knows of another massage CD that is as beautiful and
timeless as "Afterglow" let me know.

I like hauntingly beautiful music that takes me into the zone
with a pace that's even and steady throughout the CD and
not too fast and not too slow.

Yes, some more like "Afterglow" please.

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Post by Blisss » Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:23 pm

I have a new favorite CD:

"Call of the Mystic" by Karunesh
Link to the CD on Amazon

I realize it was released in 2004, so I was slow to find it, but I absolutely love it. It's very relaxing, but with a trance-dance beat as well. Very different from the rest of my music collection. (And the longer I'm a massage therapist, the more variety I seek in my massage music!)

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Post by [email protected] » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:37 am

I love listening to Tibetan Singing Bowls, so I downloaded a bunch of bowl "tones" and then created my own music where I would add in the bowls to different music. I especially like creating music set for specific massages and parts of the body. That is, using corresponding notes for certain body parts, symptoms, or therapy. =)
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Post by pueppi » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:33 am

[email protected] wrote:I love listening to Tibetan Singing Bowls, so I downloaded a bunch of bowl "tones" and then created my own music where I would add in the bowls to different music. I especially like creating music set for specific massages and parts of the body. That is, using corresponding notes for certain body parts, symptoms, or therapy. =)
How interesting!

Would you mind letting us know what program allows you to do something like this?

Thanks!
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Post by pueppi » Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:03 am

A thread about Steel Drum Music.
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Post by pueppi » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:19 am

This post has a link to wireless speakers that hook up to your ipod.
Pete wrote:
Timedess wrote:Oh-- and we decided against "wiring for sound". Turns out, for what we need, it'll be a lot cheaper to just go with a tabletop MP3 setup in each area; we already have one MP3 player so will only need a second one which would not be "imperative" to have right off the bat. Gotta love saving money!
You might want to look at wireless speaker set-ups that will let you use the one mp3 player that you have feed music wirelessly to all of the rooms in your office.

Something like this
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Post by GreenDragonfly » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:18 pm

Blisss wrote:I have a new favorite CD:

"Call of the Mystic" by Karunesh
Link to the CD on Amazon

I realize it was released in 2004, so I was slow to find it, but I absolutely love it. It's very relaxing, but with a trance-dance beat as well. Very different from the rest of my music collection. (And the longer I'm a massage therapist, the more variety I seek in my massage music!)
I just checked out this album thanks to this recommendation and I love it! I think it might be a new favorite right now and I got it for just over 7 bucks on Itunes. Nice!
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Post by pueppi » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:38 am

Fusion1 wrote:Bliss that might be something to check out. I did a search and lo and behold I found the exact CD I was talking about...

http://www.whiteswanmusic.com/index.cfm ... uct_id/100

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I remembered his name was kind of unique and yeah Karma as a first name is definately unique haha. Everyone should check this cd out, it's like an out of body experience the way the vibrations affect your being.
I had the opportunity to listen to this CD (Golden Bowls) all the way through this week-end while I was in a Thai Foot Reflexology class. It was unobtrusive and very relaxing. I am going to order it. Here is a youTube link to sample it.

The instructor stated his Ocean Bowls CD is also quite nice. Sample it here, and find the actual CD here.
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Post by pueppi » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:49 am

Also, the CD "Alina" by Arvo Pärt. Sample on youTube here. It is very quiet and very still.

It can be found on Amazon.
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Post by Snackdaddy » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:31 pm

Well, how about a real update here?

I've read thru most of the music threads here on BWO. With rare exception, everyone is speaking of CD's and Ipods to be bought, burned, copied, played... whatnot. Well, what I seek is the best STREAMING INTERNET music source.

Yes, there's Pandora. And XM, and Spotify and I Heart Radio and Live 365 and a host of others. (One of my "best find" others is Calm Radio dot com.) Am I the only one looking to do it up this way, instead of playing CD's?

I am drawn to downtempo electronic chill (Moby, Tosca, Sounds from the Ground, Lemonjelly, Boards of Canada, Thievery Corporation, etc.) rather than the usual music found in day spas everywhere. I have "liked" and "unliked" tons of tracks on my Pandora and Spotify pages, but they both repeat their tracks too often. Surely there's a larger pool of tracks to draw from so I don't have to hear the same tune every day. Sometimes twice in a day. I've yet to really pay and try Calm Radio, because I fear they aren't exactly what I'm looking for either. I had XM for 2 years, never again.... sure they don't have "commercials" but every 10 minutes they have a voiceover say "you're listening to ___, on channel ___ on XM." SHUT UP.

I've researched a little about the legalities of all this. You know royalties are owed to the artists when you play their music as part of your business, right? ASCAP is the best known legal, fee-collecting representative of the artists. But, apparently ASCAP does not require payment if your facility is small enough, and/or you have 6 or fewer speakers in use(!?), and/or the system you are using is not commercial in nature, but home-based equipment (or something to that effect.... it gets tricky).

So, SPEAK UP! I want to know what you've put together for yourself in these regards. Successes? Failures? Dissappointments? Thrills?
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Post by shivashiva » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:50 pm

I haven't used it but Magnatune has a commercial streaming side to their music called Mood Mixes
http://magnatune.com/
http://moodmixes.com/

I used to have a membership to Magnatune and downloaded a lot of their music for massage and yoga. I don't currently use a streaming service, but if i did this would probably be it. It's about $15/month and you can also choose to download their music.

However, I have enough music that I don't have to hear a song repeated for days...probably weeks. I have 140 GB of music. And I can pick what I or my client is in the mood for. I generally make playlists that are 5-8 hours long so they last through the day. Then I can put them on shuffle and play a different one each day.
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Post by pueppi » Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:45 pm

Snackdaddy wrote:Well, what I seek is the best STREAMING INTERNET music source.

Yes, there's Pandora. And XM, and Spotify and I Heart Radio and Live 365 and a host of others. (One of my "best find" others is Calm Radio dot com.) Am I the only one looking to do it up this way, instead of playing CD's?

I am drawn to downtempo electronic chill (Moby, Tosca, Sounds from the Ground, Lemonjelly, Boards of Canada, Thievery Corporation, etc.) rather than the usual music found in day spas everywhere. I have "liked" and "unliked" tons of tracks on my Pandora and Spotify pages, but they both repeat their tracks too often.
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So, SPEAK UP! I want to know what you've put together for yourself in these regards. Successes? Failures? Dissappointments? Thrills?
I am quite particular about the music I play in session. I don't like streaming music, because I want to know that each song flows appropriately into the next. For me, streaming means I just don't know what will come up next.

For a non-massage example: Billy Thorpe's "Children of the Sun" flows nicely into "Lunatic Fringe" (Red Rider) into "Radar Love" (Golden Earring), but not so well into "Jump" by Van Halen. Oiii.... don't get me started with the DJ picks out there! :O

Anyway, I have spent a number of years and many hours working on my Pandora stations, with the very specific plan to eventually pull songs from and create about 25 hour long CD's which will be *exactly* what I like to work with which flow in a way that is benefical to my little eardrums.

You can visit all of my Pandora stations at this link. I have listed them by "massage", "instrumental" (more of your alternative instrumental music) and "other".

Additionally, I have added a few other stations which can be located here: http://www.pandora.com/#!/profile/tx.pueppi


There used to be a company called ASOMAssage Music - I was going to check it out when I really had time to put into it, but I have not yet. It may be up your alley if they are still in business.
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