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Are massages supposed to hurt?
The body reacts with two types of responses regarding massage: the relaxation response and the mechanical response. Most people seek or look forward to relaxation when booking a massage. This response to the application of soft-touch is healing, breathing regulation, decreases in blood pressure, and reduction in stress hormones.