From Digital Journal:
A therapeutic massage can have benefits that exceed many clients' expectations. While most people seek a massage to soothe sore and stressed muscles, there are times when clients may experience an unexpected emotional release during or after their session. During a massage session, the body may experience changes at both the structural and chemical level. These changes can lead to the release of emotions, and ultimately contribute to trauma healing.
According to Milwaukee-based Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) Angela Keeter, emotions run through the body,
"When emotions accumulate in the muscle or tissue, there are times when a massage can release this flow of energy in the form of unexpected responses. It may sound alarming, but it is a normal part of healing."