Written by Philippa Day
Wellness Expert and MBC Head Wellness Curator
Philippa has been a therapist for over 20 years and worked at MBC for 10 of those. She has worked with top spa brands such as Cinq Mondes, Clarins and ShuiQu.
Published March 2021
No other music company in the world utilises healing hertz frequencies in their playlists like we do. We have managed to combine our love of music with our in-depth knowledge of holistic therapies - a unique combination indeed which makes us the leading experts in holistic spa music. After many years of studying the healing properties of the Solfeggio scale we decided to infuse our playlists with these frequencies to add a deeper level of healing to our clients’ playlists.
“MBC have taught me a lot about hertz frequencies and how they affect my clients during their treatments. I very often play their "meditative spa" playlist which has a lot of 174 hertz tracks included as I have found this really helps clients with lower back and sacral pain. Some clients comment that they can feel the vibrations in their lower backs!”
Florence Silver - Sky Gym - London
WHAT ARE HERTZ FREQUENCIES
Sound is at the core of creation and is pure vibration. Sound is measured in Hertz (Hz) frequencies. If music vibrates at a certain frequency we know it can have a profound effect on our mind, body and soul.
The Solfeggio scale, originally a 6 tone music scale, was developed by Guido d'Arezzo (c. 991 AD – c. 1050 AD) a Benedictine monk (1) and is most commonly associated with Gregorian Chants of Europe in the 9th and 10th centuries. Each Solfeggio tone is comprised of a different frequency that have specific healing properties that promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being.
With this in mind, we decided to research Solfeggio frequencies and mindfully implement these special hertz frequencies in our spa playlists. These healing frequencies are used by many healers around the world as they have a profound effect on the human psyche. A study found that music containing such frequencies had a positive effect on the autonomic nervous system and endocrine system and reduced stress in the listener (2) The Solfeggio Frequencies can be used to treat several different kinds of ailments such as insomnia, anxiety, depression, and disorders of the nervous system.
As discussed, the original Solfeggio Scale consist of 6 tones that the Gregorian monks were said to use when they chanted and meditated. All Solfeggio frequencies help connect us to the Universe, open our chakras and help deepen meditation techniques. Here we explore the benefits of each tone: 396 Hz – This frequency is excellent for grounding and turning negative emotions such as guilt and shame into positive emotions. It can help to define dreams and goals. It also eliminates fear. 417 Hz – Facilitates change and removes negative energy from you and your environment, wiping out negativity. It helps with the undoing of situations and facilitates change in our lives. It is said to alleviate the conscious and subconscious mind from traumatic past experiences. 528 Hz – Probably the most well know of all the frequencies, it is associated with transformation, love and miracles. It helps repair DNA, allows us to find inner equilibrium, promotes health and encourages transformation. Dr Leonard Horowitz, "prompted a revolution in the music and natural healing industries, improving recording artistry and “music therapy” with the use of 528Hz tuning that produces medicinal music "(3) He states that at the core of creation is a musical mathematical matrix of which the dominant frequency is 528 Hz. It is the source of creative heart energy, wellbeing, love, prosperity & joy. It is the frequency of sustainability, transformation & advancement for humans. It can be used to tone the solar plexus chakra where confidence and self-esteem are stored. 639 Hz – This frequency is great for connecting and improving our relationships with the people around us. It ignites a higher level of communication and increases tolerance and love. 741 Hz – This is a cleansing frequency which detoxifies cells and cleanses our aura. It can help solve problems, awaken intuition and provide mental clarity. 852 Hz – Associated with returning to spiritual order and spiritual enlightenment 11:11, awakening intuition and connecting to the universe. In 1974 Dr. Joseph Puleo, a physician and America’s leading herbalist discovered three new frequencies in the scale during his research: 174 Hz: The lowest Solfeggio tone relieves pain and stress. It is a natural anaesthetic, particularly effective for pain in the lower region of the body from the lower back, sacral and lumbar region, legs and feet. 285 Hz: This is associated with wound healing, tissue restoration and the rejuvenation of cells. 963 Hz: The highest frequency of the scale connects us with our higher selves and promotes a deep connection with the spirit world and connecting to the “oneness” of universe.
Another important frequency that has come into play in modern times is 432 hertz. Music based on 432Hz transmits beneficial healing energy, because it is the natural musical pitch of the universe, it is the pure tone fundamental to nature. Because of this it seems to work on the heart chakra creating a more harmonic and pleasant sound than the standard pitch of 440 Hz.
This music is incredibly relaxing and so great to be used in spa playlists. References 1. Review: Gregorian Chant by Willi Apel – Jstor.org 2. Effects of music and music therapy on mood in neurological patients – Ncbi.nlm.nih .gov 3. The Book of 528: Prosperity Key of LOVE by Dr Leonard Horowitz, prompted a revolution