WHY MASSAGE FEELS SO GOOD ?
Getting a massage feels amazing. In fact, you begin feeling better before the therapist even enters the room. You’re in a dark, quiet space surrounded by calming music and soothing scents. The cool sheets feel smooth on your bare skin. And once your massage starts, all that tied up tension and stress begins to get released through the power of touch. Why does it feel so good? Find out what’s happening inside your body and brain that makes this touch therapy so satisfying.
YOUR BODY AND MIND ARE ABLE TO FUNCTION BETTER.
We often think we can feel the tension literally being worked out of our muscles, and that’s pretty close to what’s happening when we get a massage. The pressure from the therapist’s hand movements comes into play again, improving your circulation by moving blood more efficiently and releasing cell waste—like worn-out proteins—faster than your body does naturally.
And your mind gets a bit of a clean sweep as well. Researchers have found that just a 15-minute rubdown can help you to think more clearly and improve your alertness.