When i have the massage therapy, it just gives me a blissful time like being surrendered by the Divine/Universe. When you have a good therapist, the hand strokes flow into the natural movement of your breath. Your mind becomes silent and you feel nothing but comfort.
It is not only for my physiology but also for my mind. It simply gives me a comfort.
I really have a wonderful massage therapist. Many thanks to Mary (http://www.synchronicitymassage.com/)