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Brad Adrian
04-30-2003, 11:00 AM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://music.ziointeractive.com/about_healing_music.html' target='_blank'>http://music.ziointeractive.com/abo...ling_music.html</a><br /><br /></div>I was just wandering through the Web, looking for new or innovative Pocket PC software when I came across a whole slew of applications from the Korean Zio Interactive site for music therapy.<br /><br /><img src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/adrian/musictherapy.gif" /><br /><br />"Healing Music takes a scientific approach to sound therapy. Broken down into 7 distinct areas of focus, Healing Music is able to give the end user a complete and thorough massage of the mind."<br /><br />Music has always been a very important part of my life, and I would be the first to agree that music can have a very strong impact on emotional health. So, I'm not about to cast aspersions on the claims made by the Healing Music advert. However, I had to chuckle a bit when I saw just how diverse the Healing Music modules are. Using your Pocket PC, you can use music for:<br /><br /> Developing thinking<br /> Relieving hypertension<br /> Reducing stress of your unborn baby<br /> Relieving constipation<br /> Developing your business<br /> Smoothing hard shoulders<br /> Accelerating concentration<br /> Beautiful skin<br /> And much more...<br /><br />Each module costs $14.95, which is about the same as a typical "relaxation sounds" CD. If anybody out there has tried any of these, I would LOVE to hear your impressions!

freitasm
04-30-2003, 12:15 PM
Great example of Engrish! http://www.engrish.com

MultiMatt
04-30-2003, 01:38 PM
I came across a pretty cool thing for the Desktop PC that would be really cool in a Pocket PC version. It is called Natura Sound Therapy (http://www.opticalsweets.com/index.htm), and it plays ocean, thunderstorm and other sounds, along with a few "tone" settings for brain relaxation. The ocean/thunderstorm/etc sounds can be muted, so you can play your favorite music with the brain relaxation "tones" faintly in the background.
It's pretty darned relaxing!

Imagine having that capability while flying (which I do a lot!). Combine it with some Bose noise cancellation headphones, and ahhhhhhhhhhh.....!

Matt

PlayAgain?
04-30-2003, 03:19 PM
I used to be a user of Pocket Relaxer for two reasons;

1) It's relaxing and helps combat the dry'n'dusty office atmosphere
2) I have tinitus - this kind of software is perfect for tinitus sufferers who get frustrated, angry and/or depressed with that constant 'beeeeeeeeeep'

Cypher
04-30-2003, 05:07 PM
Admittedly off topic: The actual quotation is "Music hath charms to calm the savage breast." It's a common misquote, however, and the question is still valid. Does it?

I'm not one to toss the moniker "therapy" around to easily. I'd certainly say that some music is soothing, relaxing, and helpful in a stressful environ. :boohoo:

NIN, OTOH, is something of the opposite. :alfdance:

jlp
05-01-2003, 12:35 AM
Admittedly off topic: The actual quotation is "Music hath charms to calm the savage breast." It's a common misquote, however, and the question is still valid. Does it?

Is it a (revealing) spelling mistake or were you consciously trying to make a play on word. (Since English is not my native tongue, it might have escaped me)