Would you perform effleurage to Pink Floyd?

According to an article published yesterday in The New York Times, New Age music is no longer the only soundtrack for massage therapy.

The article profiles a new menu offering at Bliss spas in New York and Hoboken, where clients “sample and then select one of four musical playlists (rock, classical, world or electronic); don Bluetooth headphones (which also block out noise in the hallways), then spend the next hour being massaged in sync to the music.”

Massage therapist Ben Brown created the music-based session offering, the article noted, which is just one of many types of new “extreme” massage sessions “intended to affect all of the senses, using music, colored lights, vibrations, spinning tables [and] gemstones.”

“[T]herapists say the amped-up services are taking off, thanks to a new generation of savvy spa-goers who are willing to be more adventurous, especially if there’s a promise of unwinding faster,” the article stated.

Read the article here.

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