Did you know that music can be used as a form of therapy? It’s true. Music therapy is often used to promote wellness, reduce pain, manage stress and overall improve quality of life.

Even if you haven’t taken a music therapy session, you may have noticed a change in yourself when you listen to your favorite song. Right away, we can feel calmer, energized, and just better. Music is a powerful tool that affects us deeply and new research has shown another promising use for music when it comes to our health.

Classical music for healthier blood pressure

How’s your blood pressure? Has your doctor raised any concerns? Are you watching what you eat and exercising more? Have you listened to any classical music lately? You may be surprised by the last question, but classical music, in particular, is starting to show positive effects on blood pressure.

Cardiologists at Oxford University put classical music to the test and the results are quite promising. Participants in the study listened to a variety of music while, at the same time, researchers monitored their pulse and blood pressure. They found that classical music takes the cake when it comes to better blood pressure. Unfortunately, if classical is not your cup of tea and you prefer pop or rap music, those won’t benefit your blood pressure.

Even though classical music proved to be the best choice for lowering blood pressure, not all classic tunes will do. For example, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, a faster-paced piece, did not lower blood pressure in comparison to Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

Although promising, the researchers note that additional research should be conducted to really solidify music’s ability to assist in blood pressure. But in the meantime, why not relax to some Mozart?

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