Massage has the ability to raise your brains dopamine, a neurohormone that the hypothalamus released into our bodies. Dopamine affects fine motor activities that we use to either work or in relaxing actives. People that have low levels of dopamine will have difficulty focusing and be clumsy.
Having trouble sleeping? Massage is the answer by helping your brain to release serotonin that will help keep you from depression, cravings, obsessive-compulsive disorders and improve sleep.
A short massage of just 15 minutes can increase your epinephrine (adrenaline) levels by activating the sympathetic nervous system, helping a person be more alert. However, a longer, steady and deeper massage reduces epinephrine levels giving you a walking on air feeling aka relaxation and increase your ability to sleep deeper that night.
Trigger Point release massage gives the client many benefits by reducing pain increasing endorphins that give you the “feel good” for up to 48 hours.
There are tons of blogs and medical research out on the web that I encourage you to read but first get a massage so you can focus and be relaxed.