May 19, 2016
How to Pick the Best Spa Music
Choosing the best music to play in the spa should not be as easy as turning on the local radio
station. This process should require careful consideration, and should be based on the overall
style of the salon/clinic/studio. The music of choice must match the atmosphere you are trying to create.
For instance, if you want a calm environment, upbeat music would not be appropriate. Classical
music and Eastern sounds are a good choice for a spa environment. Sounds of nature (such as
waterfalls and ocean waves) are another great musical choice for a spa environment that
focuses mainly on providing massage therapy to their clients.
Spa music does not have to be enjoyed only at the spa; you can take the experience home with
you and relive your spa experience. Music is associated with memory, and the music that you
hear within the spa walls will be in your memory bank, and by simply hearing that music again,
you will automatically relax. Many spas offer the current music selection for sale at their salon,
and it basically sells itself. The right type of music piped through your salon will help your
clients unwind and relax, so that their mind and body can be rejuvenated and replenished.
Music, in general, is an expression of individuality and emotion. Music helps people to escape
into a safe and relaxing place. Music is said to add color and life back into a world that may
have turned dull. To many people, music is a faithful friend and a strong support system that
will never fail.
There is no question that music has therapeutic properties. It will relieve stress, and combined
with a massage therapy session, people will feel renewed and inspired. In addition, music is
said to improve attention skills and memory. Overall, listening to music can be a social
The volume is also a huge consideration when incorporating music into your spa. Music should
be subtle and in the background, not the focal point of the salon. Having the volume too loud
will be counterproductive to the ability to relax, and if the volume is too low, then the patrons will
be unable to reap the benefits that soothing music provides to the body and mind.
Directly asking your clients about the current music selection being played may prove to be a
helpful way to ensure the success of your business, because the total environment of your spa
(including the music selection) will have an effect on whether you have repeat customers.
Doing a little of your own research can also be helpful. Visit other spas in the area and view
their décor, hear their music selections and consider their total spa environment and business
success, as this may help you also have a spa successful business. An internet search may
also prove to be helpful, because many websites explain the type of music they play, and the
reason for using a particular type of music.
So, to recap, put some thought into your selection to create the best environment for your target audience.
What are your favorite tunes to listen to during your massage sessions? Share them below!