How Music Can Help Us Escape

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Music, much like vacations, provides pure escapism from the stress of our daily lives. Music can raise our mood, evoke happy memories from our younger years, get us psyched up for a workout or make us break out into a dance. It can bring us together in harmony—think of the bonding with friends, family or even perfect strangers at a concert that happens, simply because you share a common interest in a musical genre or a band. Music bridges languages, generations and cultures. Music inspires smiles and tears and tells stories that move us. It can even get us to relax. In fact, scientific research is continuing to find countless ways music contributes to our overall wellbeing.

Here are some benefits of music to take note of!

Music makes you happier

In as little as 15 minutes of listening to your favorite music, your brain releases dopamine-the chemical neurotransmitter that makes you feel joy. And being happier leads to increased creativity and productivity—which can lead to greater earnings, making you richer!

Music heals

It can help decrease cortisol, the stress hormone. Because stress causes over half of all illnesses, it obviously helps to have less of it. As long as it’s music you like or is meditative, listening to music can also decrease pain. It’s a medicine that can soothe your nerves and raises your spirits, with absolutely no adverse side effects.

Music keeps you moving

Several studies have shown an increase in both the time and intensity in workouts for those listening to music, versus those who do not.

Music increases intelligence

It can help you learn and recall information better. Music lessons can help verbal intelligence and academic performance. Studying how to play an instrument requires learning and memorizing, and it may create alternate connections in the brain that could help us prevent some memory loss as we age.

Music improves brain health

Leading psychological organizations have published over two dozen Randomized Controlled Trials or Clinical Controlled Trials regarding the effects of Music Therapy and other musical interventions on mood disorders in patients with neurological diseases like Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia and Stroke. Most all of the studies support the efficacy of musical therapies on mood, depressive syndromes, functional recovery, neuromotor performance and quality of life.

So go ahead, spin your favorite record, or crank up a CD, Music app or radio tune that you love. Science says it will enrich and enhance your life! Sounds good, doesn’t it?!

Musical vacations for mind, heart and soul

At Hard Rock, they believe wellness has a rhythm, a melody and a beat. That’s why they created Sound Body, a holistic approach to healthy living, with music at its core, designed to refresh the mind, rejuvenate the body and re-energize the spirit. Discover the power of music through your custom mind, body and spirit wellness experience. Discover your Sound Body.

Enjoy a perfectly curated selection of tunes for your stay with a personalized playlist. Whether you’re looking to set the mood for a romantic evening, find motivation for a killer workout, or chill out by the pool, your custom playlists will provide the perfect soundtrack for your vacation.

Ready for a guitar jam session? Reserve your choice of one of 20 Fender® guitars, which come with Nixon headphones and a Fender® Mustang floor amplifier, to create a pop-up studio, delivered right in your own guest room. Novice rockers can take advantage of the in-room video lessons or just start strumming and see what kind of tunes you can create.

Music drives us, feeds our spirit, and inspires our lives. That’s why Hard Rock Hotels offer The Sound of Your Stay® program, an exclusive audio experience. Whether you want to rock out or just tune in and listen, they will hook you up for free.

Every vacation should have a soundtrack. What will yours be?