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Neffti Noel
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I'm training as a complementary therapist at the moment, and I'm looking for something that I can play while I work for those clients that prefer music.

However I'm not having pan pipes or whale calls in my house. Nor am I keen on using "The Most Relaxing Album In The World... Ever!" because you never know what connotations well-known pieces of music might have for an individual. Vocals are usually out, too, since it's harder to relax deeply when you're concentrating on lyrics.

Can anyone recommend uplifting, gentle, flowing music that might fit the bill? I need about 90 minutes of music. I'd particularly like some piano solos - something along the lines of Satie's Gymnopedies, but a bit less well known.

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GenYus
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I suppose "Flight of the Bumblebee" is out?

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Neffti Noel
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quote:
Originally posted by GenYus:
I suppose "Flight of the Bumblebee" is out?

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Brad from Georgia
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I'd vote for "1812 Overture." There's an exciting part with cannons where you can probably get away with slapping things to see if they jiggle.

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dawnda
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For piano music, I love anything by George Winston or related Windham Hill artists, which are new-age, jazz, etc. I've tried Enya, Clannad, & even a tape of beach surf sounds, & one of the CMTs I go to has Nora Jones. Celtic harp, Maggie Sansone (dulcimer), Native American flute perhaps? Or you could ask clients what they would like--I actually drag cd's in to my therapist.

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Purple Iguana
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Steven Halpern, any Celtic harp or flute, Enya, Anandi, any classical adagios, Japanese flute, Native American flute or chanting, I have an album but don't know if Libera is the name of the album or boys' choir, Kenny G, most of Tori Amos' "The Beekeeper"--mr almost 3-year-old falls asleep to that album for his naps.

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tenorcs
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I have a personal bias, because he was a huge musical influence on me as a child, but the album "Pianosong" by Paul Halley would be great for your purposes.

Available at this link:

http://www.pelagosmusic.com/images/cdtitles.html

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Max_Renn
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Some of my favorite instrumental soundtracks are The Moderns, The Big Blue and The Straight Story, though that last one may cause the person on the table to start weeping at points, which is probably not your goal.

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bthyb
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There are CDs labelled "New Age" that would probably be perfect for you...you might want to check online or in a record store near you.

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Phaedra
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The Essential Yo-Yo Ma (available from Amazon) is an album with some tracks that are perfect for relaxation. I think there is something so soothing about cello music.

Now I come to think of it to receive a massage with 'Prélude from Suite No. 1 in G Major for Cello' playing would be bliss.

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mystic burrito
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quote:
Originally posted by Phaedra:
The Essential Yo-Yo Ma (available from Amazon) is an album with some tracks that are perfect for relaxation. I think there is something so soothing about cello music.

Now I come to think of it to receive a massage with 'Prélude from Suite No. 1 in G Major for Cello' playing would be bliss.

I love this album. I usually listen to it when I have to do a lot of reading for class, it helps me block out the sounds of the dorm but it is not distracting itself.

mystic burrito

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Lainie
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Lainie
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My lifelong friend who's an LMT once gave me a massage to the accompaniment of Devo's Greatest Hits (she was feeling nostalgic for our high school days). But I don't recommend that.

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