Let Music Take You to Chill-town


Ever since I owned an alternative healing center back in 2004, I have been a fan of sound healing. Whether it's beating on my hand-made hand drum, zoning out to the mesmerizing sound of crystal bowls or simply listening to my favorite Chill station on Pandora (which I do every day in my office), music can have a powerfully soothing effect on a frazzled soul.

Research is starting to reinforce what we have instinctively known to be true: music heals. According to an article in Inc. magazine, Mindlab International conducted a study to measure brain activity, heart rate, blood pressure, and rate of breathing when subjects listened to certain types of music. While Mindlab identified ten songs that had a noteworthy positive impact on reducing stress levels based on certain rhythms, harmonies and bass lines, there was one song in particular, Weightless by Marconi Union, that was head and shoulders abov