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Can Overhead Music Relieve Stress?

Contributed by the Holdcom Executive Team

If laughter is the best medicine, music is a close second. Research suggests that the brain responds to overhead music almost as if it were medicine. In fact, one cardiologist found that listening to classical music for thirty minutes produced calming effects equivalent to a 10 mg dose of valium. Music can help regulate breathing, blood pressure, muscle tension, and more.

Surprise, surprise, but the most stressful environment is your job. Playing music in the background while working has been found to alleviate stress and stimulate significant mood changes.

Business music services not only engage waiting clients, but also ease their stress. Nearly 8 in 10 (77%) people turn to music as an antidote to the stress and strains of everyday life. A poll by Roper Starch Worldwide claims that the #1 thing people do when they are stressed is that they listen to music. This not only reduces stress, but increases spatial reasoning – a form of intelligence crucial to problem solving.

Holdcom provides overhead music services for many hotels, shopping centers, and hospitals. We also provide on hold music services, with over 40,000 music selections with a wide variety available on our online store. From New Age to country and everything in between, there is a wide selection to customize your customer’s public and on hold experiences.

Next time you are bustling through your local mall or tapping your fingers from waiting on hold, take a deep breath, relax, and listen to the music. If you feel like you are the only one in the world who is overwhelmed, don’t worry – you aren’t alone! Someone is in a similar situation listening with you.

Tags: Message On hold, Audio Production