Music Review Column by Eileen Connelly (RMT)
The Garden Within – Richard Maddock
I am an avid collector of good music, and am excited to bring your attention to a CD for your massage clinic. The music is like Nature – absorbing emotion. The beautiful melodies get down to parts of the anatomy nothing else can reach, releasing an inner calm with tranquillity, soothing jangled nerves. Each track is aptly named and the emotive collection is written by Richard Maddock. Although Richards work is a big hit with ballet dancers, don’t let that put you off! You can go to www.richardmaddock.com Music – CD’s tab and listen to excerpts of The Garden Within tracks for free!
The timing of 69.4 is a perfect timing for the beginning to end of a client session.
I particularly enjoy Track 2 which conjures up for me the memories as a child, growing up with the joy of finding a precious treasure (like a shell in the sand). Further into the CD the lilting music magically produces images of waving seaweeds in the deep clear ocean. I love this CD - it gently and safely unlocks emotions within and drenches the soul with pure peace and relaxation. Track 14 moves forward aptly to an upbeat with China overtones enough to gently wake up the clients system in readiness for the remainder of the day.
A Garden Within will make a lovely gift for someone you care deeply about encouraging and creating a meditative state of consciousness. Also, great for you to listen to yourself first thing Sunday morning over breakfast, giving a great sense of appreciation for life on the planet. A deeply moving instrumental album.
- Eileen Connelly - New Zealand RMT - www.massagenewzealand.org