“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” ~ Plato
In my practice, I allow and ENCOURAGE my clients to select the music for their sessions. As far as I know, I’m the only therapist in the UNI-VERSE who does this.
If you want a true spiritual journey, pick music that your soul dances to – I guarantee an experience like nothing you’ve ever encountered.
The latest playlist was a last-minute AHA moment. My client thanked me for allowing her to choose her music, but she didn’t opt for that because she was afraid I would not have (actually “like”) the artist she really loved – Andrea Bocelli.
What’s not to like? Oh my gosh! I told her that I love him.
I stopped the massage and looked him up on Spotify. I quickly found her favorite album “Sogno” – and played her request.
…that room turned into HEAVEN in an instant…
His extraordinary vocals were so hauntingly beautiful, and in the first song I played, “Canto De La Tierra,” he hit a powerful note that sent goosebumps and electricity throughout my entire body, and tears ran down my face. It really was amazing.
In that moment, nothing else existed – truly.
Interestingly enough, the next client said that Bocelli’s music would be fine for her too. However, it was not the same experience. The energy was so different because that was not HER soul music.
Earlier in the week, one client texted me with a short list of her favorite artists: Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat, and John Mayer. I collected some yummy songs by these artists, as well as a few others whose lyrical and melodic artistry coordinated well.
Again, this was such a powerful soulful 90 minutes.
The excuse I hear most often from clients who do not select their own music is “I don’t know what to pick.”
I hope that doesn’t mean, “I don’t know what my soul likes.”
It would make me very sad if you don’t know yourself well enough to decide what kind of music you’d enjoy.
Take a moment and decide what your soul dances to. It can be a particular artist, a particular sound, an instrument, a genre.
Here are some examples of previous requests:
- Ocean sounds
- Singer songwriter
- Andrea Bocelli
- JJ Grey & Mofro
- Glen Hansard
- Jack Johnson
- Birds of Hawaii
I take these requests and select the correct tempo and rhythm for the massage. Some of the pieces can be rather upbeat, and that has been more than okay because this is a dance and the music that brings peace to the person requesting it.
Own your slice of heaven…own your experience.
After all, it is YOUR massage, YOUR experience – I just work here 🙂
~ The Goddess of Healing