Using music within your treatment room when giving an esthetics treatment can have more of a positive effect on your clients than stimulating their sense of sound and simply sounding pleasant. But before you grab your latest favorite tracks we know not all music is equal in the world of vibrations.
In ancient times Greek philosopher and mathematician, Pythagoras, claimed that the Earth’s atmosphere resonates at a specific frequency, 432 Hz.
Artefacts from all over the world Tibetan singing bowls, ancient Eygptian flutes and Greek Pythagorean monochord were tuned to 432 Hz. Ancient prayers and meditative chants, such as Tibetan prayers, Christian Gregorian chants, and the Hindu chanting mantra of ‘Om’ - all incorporated 432 Hz in their singing.
Hundreds of years later classical composers Verdi and Mozart were huge supporters of 432 Hz tuned musical instruments believing it produced a more beautiful and softer sound. In fact, 432 Hz tuning became known as Verdi’s pitch.
Most Western mainstream music is tuned to 440 Hz, a decision made by the music industry back in the early 20th century because it was believed to have a more vibrant sound. Research can show real health benefits of music when tuned to 432 Hz.
Cortisol levels were reduced in a 2020 study leading to less stress and anxiety when listening to music at 432 Hz vs. 440 Hz prior to a medical procedure.
The Schumann resonance of the earth vibrates at 8 Hz and aligns with the 432 Hz vibrations helping us feel more connected to Mother Earth as well having a grounding effect on our minds.
3 - Sleep Quality Improves
In 2019 a scientific research study showed participants were more relaxed after listening to 432 Hz music, by measuring brainwave activity.
Numerous studies on the effects of touch and massage have shown we can slow down breathing, heart rate and blood pressure. A 2019 scientific study showed the same positive results with 432 Hz. A great reason to combine the two modalities.
Because we want to play music at a low level, background music in the treatment room, 432 Hz music is deeper, mellower, and softer in its frequency, you don’t need to turn the volume knob up too high for it to be audible.
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