Music for Massage
NEW: I now have Pandora music service available. Pick any artist or composer you like and Pandora makes a playlist from that and similar artists. Or we can use I-Tunes Genius to create a playlist from my extensive library.
Below is some of my favorite massage music in my CD collection . Browse and see if you want to make a request for your next therapy session.
I have a few very zen, trancelike choices as well as some classical compilations, but I tend to favor music with more engaging melodies and instrumentation. But the music for your session should suit you.
This list is arranged in order from most laid back to most engaging.
Sounds of surf Just waves crashing on the shore.
Liquid Mind: Orchestral sounding spacey soundtrack for zoning out.
Bija, Todd Norian “soothing music and mantras for yoga and meditation”
Guitar for Relaxation Julian Bream plays solo and accompanied. Bach, Mozart, Villa-Lobos, Ravel, etc
Moonlight Beethoven for relaxation
Solo Journey Bach: solo guitar, violin, cello, and piano
Bach for Relaxation Adagios, Preludes, Andantes, Largos from various compositions
Sainte Columbe: Retrouve &Change Contemplative 17th century music for viola da gamba, harp, and lute
Arvo Part, Kanon Pokajanen Modern choral acapella, deep eastern European, sounds ancient
Brother Sun, Sister Moon John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers – the most beautiful album of Renaissance choral music I have ever heard.
David Darling Eight String Religion Peaceful, soulful cello meditations also featuring piano
David Darling Cello Blue Lush and poignant cello ensemble, some with nature sounds
3 albums by cellist Jami Seiber
Each album contains some vocalizations though primarily instrumental, and some rhythmic elements while deeply nurturing and soothing.
Lush Mechanique Composed for a dance group to interpret
Hidden Sky Inspired by the endangered elephants of Thailand, some Thai influences
Unspoken Composed as soundtrack for poetry – this is the music alone.
Liz Story –Best of My favorite Windham Hill artist
17 seconds to Anywhere Liz Story –
Andre Previn Alone – classic jazz melodies
Plains George Winston – one of his more varied albums
Alex deGrassi Best of Alex deGrassi – another great W.H. guitarist
William Ackerman Best of Wm Ackerman – one of the founders of Windham Hill
William Ackerman Sound of Wind Driven Rain: Featuring Samite’s gentle vocalizations on some tracks. Much more laid back than Ackerman’s “ Best of” album
Guitar Meditations Billy McLaughlin et al - Compositions with guitars and keyboards
Fingerdance Billy McLaughlin – master of fingerpicking guitar
Nancy Tucker/Mountain Moods two albums – Tucker plays distinctive rhythmic tunes, followed by selections from Mountain Moods – quiet, beautiful Appalachian-inspired songs featuring guitar, fiddle, mandolin, etc.
Maggie’s Music Music for hammer dulcimer and ensemble from all the different ancient celtic styles
Nightnoise Best of Nightnoise – Windham Hill artists blend new age and celtic styles
John Huling: Return to Spiritlands Native American flute
Carlos Nakai et al: Feather, Stone and Light Native American flute, guitar and drums
Bruce Becvar: Gold Mellow, melodic, featuring guitar and vocalizations and some tracks.
Midori: Bali transports you to a Polynesian paradise, featuring sounds of wind and water and flute with gentle drums
Enough Love: Kocher-Hillmer Unique local recording with recorder, piano, and soft drums and rainsticks. Tunes include native American, and early American hymns and spirituals.
Andrea Vollenweider – best of Classic “new age” artist – joyful and playful electronic harp
Shadowfax: Windham Hill jazz fusion ensemble
Music featuring vocals:
Deva Premal: Dakshina Sanskrit chants arranged with a reverent pop sensibility – inspired & uplifting
Deva Premal: Embrace more of the same great sound
Loreena McKennitt: Mask & Mirror songs and ballads with celtic and Mediterranean influences
Loreena McKennitt: Ancient Muse
Compilation of Loreena McKennitt: Secrets and assorted Enya
October Project: Lush arty pop, lyrical fairy tales
In Search of Angels: Windham Hill Soundtrack to a show about angels – various artists
Ellen Gozion: My selections including piano waltzes and Appalachian folk ballads from this Pittsburgh artist
Hem: my selections for massage – gentle, lyrical contemporary folk with universal appeal.
Moss: Acapella group of singers, jazzy arrangements of Neil Young’s Old Man and other great songs not so well known.
Ferron: My favorite selections for massage, mostly from “Driver” from this deep-voiced folk icon
Kate Bush: Aerial Dreamy pop from this iconic British singer.
World Women: my choices from Putomayo, Angelique Kidjo, Sweet Honey in the Rock, etc.