Here’s a list of great music that I’ve come across over the years which I think is suitable to play during a massage session. Some of the music will be more suited to particular styles of massage (e.g. sports vs. deep relaxation), and of course some will be more suited to particular clients or therapists.
All of this music has been released under creative commons licenses. This means that you can download & use it legally (although some items are not able to be remixed legally – check the individual licenses).
- Ambientum – Fractal Philosophy
Lovely deep beat-driven ambience, at times verging on downbeat.
- Crisopa – Biasgra, Filamentosa, Medicamentosa, etc.
Wonderful positive ambience. This is a link to Crisopa’s myspace page. You can scroll down to find download links for all of his releases.
- Nest – nest
A widely acclaimed, very well constructed piece of work.
- Ryonkt – The world that was surrounded by a deep forest and warm light
Meditative and peaceful ambience
- Reii – Drafts
- Resting bell netlabel
Resting bell is a netlabel that releases many albums which are suitable for massage. They describe their music as meditative, experimental, electric, peaceful, beautiful, exciting, acustic or grounding.
- Netless – From Beyond
Deep synth ambience
- Gorje Hewek – Surdramatic nature
Quirky and a little melancholy, but still some nice stuff.
- Pix – Life Living
- Aphilas – Instrumentally Ill
Really nice jazz-infused stuff.
- Kovacs – Eastern blok
The first release on the excellent budabeats netlabel. Kovac’s deep, ambient jazz-hop takes you on a trip into eastern europe.
- Neinvox – Sign
- Phour Trakk – Slip into something a little more comfortable
Indian rhythms blend with hip-hop and jazz.
That should get you started. Clearly this is just some stuff that I like. There is a real wealth of good music out there on the net if you want to go looking for it. Searching using “netlabel” combined with the type of music that you want to find will get you started, but I would strongly suggest the use of a feed-reader if you’re really into your music
Please leave some comments to let other people know what you like.