The Most Relaxing Song On Earth
Commissioned by Radox Spa, a bath and shower gel company, the 8-minute track entitled Weightless is purported to be more relaxing than a massage, a walk, or a cup of tea.
Weightless contains a rhythm that starts at 60 beats a minute and gradually decreases to 50 beats per minute. The theory is that your heart rate, and consequently your blood pressure, fall to meet that rhythm via a process called “entrainment.”
Weightless also lacks a repeating melody which aids in relaxation since the brain is no longer trying to predict what’s to come.
A study of 40 women (sponsored by Radox Spa) found Weightless to be more relaxing than tunes by artists like Enya and Mozart (doesn’t get much more calming then that), and motorists have been warned not to drive while listening to the song. You be the judge but Healing Lifestyles & Spas recommends putting the car in park before listening just in case!