We know Chip Davis as a fascinating man who wears many hats. He is a father, composer, musician, artist, Grammy winner, philanthropist, and CEO of 2 companies. Most Mannheim Steamroller fans know he’s the founder and CEO of American Gramaphone, however, few know he is also the CEO of Ambience Medical.
In speaking of Ambience Medical, and what the company does, Chip explains “It might be best described as audio therapy.” In Ambience Therapy, music, along with the sounds of nature and specific lighting prompts, take the listener on a journey to assist them through the healing process. Chip further explained, “Ambient Therapy’s primary role is one of distraction that minimizes anxiety and pain. It transports the listener or patient through specific audio cues to be taken away from a stressful environment and placed in one of comfort.”
The project had been in Chip’s thoughts for many years. However, 10 years ago, after a stay at the Mayo Clinic to repair his ailing back, Chip felt the need to jump into Ambient Medical with the fervor and gusto in which he approaches all of his projects.
“Music has the unique ability to stir emotions,” Chip expounds. “Music can cause a person to feel anger, love, frustration, sadness, and passion. Music can become a catalyst to heal the mind, body and soul. Many tones and collections of tones assist in meditation, prayer and other forms of spiritual enlightenment. If music can enhance the spirit, it can restore the body.”
Ambient Therapy is being used in medical institutions including Mayo Clinic in Rochester and The National Intrepid Center For Excellence outside Washington, DC. The Center treats traumatic brain injuries and psychological problems suffered by US military members.