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What is Massage Brain?

I get asked a lot: Where did you come up with the name and what does it mean? Massage Brain is a term used in the industry to describe the feeling one has after a truly exceptional massage. This can be from an outstanding Swedish style relaxation, an area focused deep tissue massage or a combination of these styles and more. The key is to have you walking out of a session feeling markedly better than before and sometimes even a little "loopy" in a good way. Massage has shown to help increase the release of the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine and also to decrease the levels of cortisol, a stress hormone. This helps to create the sensation of 'Massage Brain'. So next time you receive an amazing massage let the therapist know you are having a case of 'Massage Brain'. Thank you for reading and I hope to see you soon at Massage Brain Therapeutic Bodywork!

I used information from the article: Massage and Your Brain by Dov Michaeli MD, PhD @dovmichaeli

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