here's my real fantasy: I'm a massage therapist and I've been giving massages and listening to massage music for 25 years. I wish someone would create some well-thought out massage music for me and name it after me (not Hortensia, maybe Hortense? or my real name?) anyway, it should be 60 minutes long, 60 beats per minute. It should be divided by a gentle crescendo or something every 15 minutes so I don't have to look at a clock. It should start out a little more lively for two or three minutes (think "Silk Road" by Kitaro) then slow down to a drifty tuneless music, like American Indian or a wandering flute or St. Saens "The Swan", gradually becoming slower and slower so the client's breath slows down. Other things that work - Gregorian chants, Enya (although she makes me ill after a while), a bit of adagio - classical music - that sort of thing. Drift and wander around down a river or out through the stars, with a little crescendo or quickening at 15 minutes then back to drifting and wandering. At the end of the fourth quarter of an hour, a little quickening, so the client wakes up, but nothing too jarring.
What is distracting to clients is tunes they recognize, so they start focusing on the tune, mentally humming or singing along. It should be melodic but tuneless so they are carried along a slow wave. I'm no musician so I can't do it. Can't one of you guys do it? I'd promote it among massage therapists and massage schools - I don't need to make any money from it, I just want perfect massage music. There was someone here who was experiementing with unusual rhythms, and his little samples were perfect, but I don't even remember who that was. so musicians - here's a business opportunity - and a chance to be creative. Anyone up for it? Any other massage therapists want to weigh in with your opinions? What would make perfect massage music.