Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tomatis and Pregnancy

According to a study in Riccochet, the International Journal of Tomatis Method Research, when a pregnant woman listens to specially filtered music, "Maternal relaxation set in; the prospective mother’s awareness expanded; her heart rate and breathing slowed down; and she became more able to consciously enjoy the growing relationship with her baby. Apparently, the fetus also enjoyed more space as the amniotic sac expanded in response to progressive maternal relaxation (Tomatis, 1994)"  

The study is a small scale study of about 18 women.