More spas are using fast-paced tunes to create an upbeat atmosphere, and while New Age music is still the most-picked sound for treatments, other offerings are gaining traction. Austin, Texas-area spas, for instance, increasingly offer their clients a "music menu" from which to choose. "The trends are to go away from the bird sounds and dripping water," said said Mary Kate Piotrowski, spa director at The Spa at the Four Seasons.

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