Relaxing with Music

Relaxing music is an effective way to calm your nervous system and create a soothing environment. Music for relaxation can be used on its own or in conjunction with other relaxation techniques, such as yoga or meditation.

“The right music can stimulate reward, reduce stress, and improve mood, putting your brain in a position to better achieve many wellness outcomes, such as quieting anxiety."

Daniel Bowling, PhD
Instructor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine | Wellness Music Advisor

The Science of Music for Relaxation

  • A research review by acclaimed neuroscientist Daniel Levitin documented music’s effects on brain chemistry and the associated mental and physical health benefits in mood management and stress reduction. "People who received the music had lower anxiety levels than people who had the drugs and without side effects.”

  • Dr. James A Lovell of the Chicago Medical School conducted a research review and found that music therapy has produced beneficial effects in reducing blood pressure and heart rate in a variety of clinical settings.

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Selecting the best music for relaxation

Relaxation music spans a wide continuum, and people will want to use it in a variety of environments and situations. 

Music for relaxation is all about the groove, a slow and steady engine to take you to a calmer place, and the qualities of the music should reflect the desired activity level: more stimulating music is suitable for a more active state, and less stimulation is appropriate for deeper levels of relaxation.

Read more about curating relaxing music.

How businesses benefit from integrating relaxation music

Apps that incorporate relaxing music give their users a quick and easy way to access that inner sense of calm, and emerge refreshed and rejuvenated. 

Businesses that integrate relaxing music into their apps add life-enhancing value for the user, and the health and wellness benefits of relaxing music will keep your users coming back to it again and again.

The right music at the right time

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Focus & Attention

Foster concentration with a steady groove balanced with chill vibes to maintain an undistracted mind: hiphop styled lo-fi, bluesy lounge, and downtempo. Wellness Image 4

Sleep & Relaxation

The most effective relaxation soundtracks blend synth pads, soft acoustic pieces, nature sounds, and Eastern influences under the umbrella of “relaxing ambient.” Wellness Image 3

Stress & Anxiety

The right mix of gently energizing instrumental music can facilitate holistic digital environments that deliver better results to decrease stress and anxiety.


Stream market-tested sleep and wellness music in your app

Easily add curated wellness music collections that have been tested across millions of users for a wide variety of health needs.

  • Wellness content
  • Digital events
  • Telehealth experiences
  • On-hold music / IVR Phone
  • Video & audio ads makes streaming relaxing music easy for businesses provides curation for more than 75 health and fitness brands, serving 741 million songs to 7.6 million unique users annually. As the industry’s foremost B2B Music as a Service (MaaS) company, we specialize in delivering contextually appropriate soundtracks to improve performance, recovery, and rest.

The only true all-in-one solution, music API and SDKs make it easy to integrate professionally curated relaxation music into an existing app as a value add for clients and a boost for app engagement.


Stream market-tested relaxation and wellness music in your app

Easily add curated wellness music collections that have been tested across millions of users for a wide variety of health needs.

• Healthcare Facilities
• Home Care Services
• Mental Health Clinics
• Yoga & Meditation Studios
• Spas & Wellness Centers
• Hotels & Resorts
• Airlines & Transportation

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