Music is distinctly individual. My massage-therapist friends have told me about the difficulty of finding the right music for a session, something that both they and the client can relax to. Once, during a session in my home, I turned on the “Audio Visions” channel on XM satellite radio for background, only to have the massage therapist beg me to change the station (we never found a compromise and proceeded in silence).

While exploring music options, a familiar place to start is with the classics, arranged for meditation and relaxation. Some examples are at the end of this post.

I’ve found Bach to be soothing in general, I use it in the office to calm coworkers and also as the main ringtone on my cell phone. Bach sets a tone for meditation, I believe it taps into our memories of churches and cathedrals. A soundtrack for our collective consciousness.

Mozart for Meditation

Sacred Treasures IV: Choral Masterworks, Quiet Prayers

Music and Nature Sampler

The Most Relaxing Classical Music in the Universe

Prayer: A Windham Hill Collection

Music for Concentration

Bach for Relaxation

Heavenly Adagios

Dance of the Blessed Spirits

For Yoga

Meditation: Music for Relaxation and Dreaming

Chill With Bach

Bach for Meditation