How Massage Affects Your Mood

The science behind that post-massage bliss.

Marian Paglia, LMT
Mar 20, 2017 · 6 min read

It seems to need no explanation — getting a massage is relaxing. But have you ever wondered why? The answer is less about soothing music, and more about how a massage affects your nervous system.

Research has shown that massage has a direct impact on lowering the levels of stress hormones that create the…