Why Wind Chimes are So Relaxing

Why Wind Chimes are So Relaxing

Feb 15, 2021

Wind chimes have been around for thousands of years. Clearly our ancestors knew what we know today – wind chimes bring a unique, soothing musical presence to outdoor spaces.


But what makes wind chimes so soothing and relaxing?


Sound has a direct connection to healing. Sound healing has ancient roots in cultures all over the world, and can help improve physical and emotional health and well-being. Wind River chimes in particular emit a tone and resonance that can have a calming effect, bringing peace to your environment while de-emphasizing unpleasant sounds in your surroundings.


Specifically, sound affects us in 4 key ways:

•   Physiologically – pleasant sounds help lower our stress level, and unpleasant sounds have the opposite affect. When we hear relaxing sounds like wind chimes, our heart rate lowers, our breathing slows down, and our muscles relax.

•   Cognitively – being exposed to loud, distracting sounds can lower our productivity and ability to think by 66%! To think clearly and act decisively, it’s important to surround yourself with peaceful, positive sounds like wind chimes.

•   Psychologically – music is the type of sound that most affects our emotions, according to research. Music, such as Wind River’s classically-tuned wind chimes, can help reduce anger and anxiety, and help minimize stress.

•   Behaviorally – if we’re constantly surrounded by unpleasant sounds, it can negatively impact our sleep and our health, therefore affecting how we behave. Adding wind chimes to your environment can help contribute to a pleasing soundscape in your life.


Wind River chimes are carefully engineered to generate the most melodic tone available in any wind chime. Using aluminum alloy tubes creates exceptional tone and quality; our high-density striker gives each chime a gentle, soothing reverberation; and our unique method of centrally-pinning our tubes ensures crystal clear resonance, volume and tone.


So when you’re looking for a little help to relax and de-stress, look no further than a set or two of Wind River Chimes – the wind chimes specifically designed to bring peace and harmony to your body and your environment.



Sound expert and author Julian Treasure
Psychology Today
Forest Homes

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