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Innovate: Wellness Music Opens New Doors
Let’s talk about why music is good for your health…
We all connect to music in some way, shape, or form. We have our go-to playlists and music that we turn to based on our moods and feelings. Upset? Flip on a moody blues song. Elated? Pump up the volume and bop away with a catchy pop song.
We hit the gym with music. We celebrate with music. We remember the best (and worst) moments of our lives through music. We even escape from stress and reach our inner world of calm through music.
But have you ever paused to consider how music impacts your health, both mental and physical? Have you noticed how music acts as therapy during difficult times? Neuroscientists have, and the world of wellness music has been growing rapidly over the past few years.
"Music brings us pleasure and releases our suffering. It can calm us down and pump us up. It helps us manage pain, run faster, sleep better and be more productive."
~ Alex Doman, Entrepreneur and music producer
Consumers have more options than ever to self-medicate with wellness music. Subscribe to Spotify’s Daily Wellness playlist for a dose of podcasts and positive music to get you through your day. Hire a sound therapist to weave sounds and soothing music into your wellness spa treatments. Download one or more of the popular meditation apps like Calm, Tide, or Headspace that blend meditation, nature sounds and music together to soothe, focus, and sleep. Or log on to Netflix or HBO Max to watch one of their newly inspired series on your television.
Yet, wellness music encompasses more than what most people consider as New Age music. Today music and sound frequencies are being prescribed as precision medicine, therapeutic treatments for debilitating diseases like Alzheimer’s, and used as the basis for biometric- and psychometric-driven apps like Endel.io.
Since music impacts our brain in so many ways, it is seen as a steppingstone toward wellness. With COVID pandemic, mental health has come into the limelight. Studies have focused on the prospects of music as a wellness treatment for depression and anxiety. Psychologists are incorporating music into their counseling and healing therapies.
Music helps to relieve pain and accelerate the healing process through eliciting the sensation of happiness and other positive emotions. Doctors suggest listening to relaxing music before a hard-core surgery or even as a healing method during and after the medical process.
Board-certified music therapists help dementia patients to recall memories. It seems those memories are never truly lost. Music leaves an unforgettable imprint on our minds.
"Music has the power to heal, transform and inspire and we have the power through deep listening to increase our intuition and self-awareness."
~ Andre Feriante, Award Winning Guitarist
The growth in wellness music industry has created career tracks and opened new doors for musicians and artists to expand their creativity. To reap the rewards of these new opportunities, we must continue to innovate and explore new tones, genres, beats and immersive techniques that enhance the therapeutic effects on our listeners.
Everyone has their own story, own experiences, and different ways of healing. Whether you are a musician, DJ, producer, singer, songwriter, or composer, you surely know how to put your story to music. But, if we collaborate with others and incorporate different experiences and perspectives together, we can produce innovative wellness music that leads our listeners to a whole other level.
If you are interested in exploring trends in wellness music, reach out to our professional staff at Mix Theory Studios. The only way to go by is—Together We Succeed!