Most spas today not only offer a treatment menu but also a music
menu so we can relax to the soothing music of Deuter’s Sea and
Silence or even the romantic ballads of Michael Buble.
But what is the benefit of selecting our own background music during
a massage or facial?
It has been found that spas offering personalised music choices to
guests may be onto a winner, according to findings from the
University of Maryland Medical Center in the US.
A study led by cardiologist Dr Mike Miller found that listening to your
favourite music may be good for the heart. When study participants
listed to tunes that they knew made them fell good or joyful, the inner
lining of their blood vessels expanded to increase blood flow.
On the other hand, when they listened to songs they perceived as
stressful, their blood vessels narrowed.
Most participants in this US survey selected country music as their
favourite and heavy metal as the opposite. However, Miller says you
"can’t read too much into this" as it’s down to personal choice.
Spa Traveller Wellness suspects the results would have been slightly
different if the survey had been carried out in the UK!
What music do you relaxing to when you have a massage or facial?