Why It’s Totally Normal to Cry During a Massage
As Maura Lynch said in a story found on InStyle.com, “Massage does many things; it unwinds knots, releases tension and alleviates stress. But I never thought the service might unleash a waterfall of tears. And yet there I was on a comfy, heated table as a therapist worked a particularly stiff area in my shoulders and the floodgates opened.
“I was totally confused,” she continued. “I felt great! I was getting a massage! I wasn’t sad at all! But this apparently (thankfully) doesn’t make me a basket case: ‘The limbic system in our brain controls our emotions, responses to stimuli, behavior and memories,’ says Amy Olthoff, Spa Director of Spa Nalai at the Park Hyatt New York. ‘When the nerve endings in our tissues are stimulated, it’s not uncommon that this releases trapped emotional memories, even if you may not feel a sense of trauma or sadness.’
“Who knows what I was holding onto?” Maura said in conclusion. “All I know is that I walked away from that spa feeling lighter, freer, and more at ease than after any other treatment before.”
Spa Space, one of the most progressive spas in Chicago, is unique in its approach to treating body and mind. Our carefully-selected, licensed and highly trained professionals have passion for their craft and a dedication to continuing education in their field, and this makes all the difference as they customize each service to the individual. Located in the West Loop, Spa Space offers Chicago massages that make a difference. Whether you’re looking for a men’s spa, the perfect place for a couples spa day or facials in Chicago, Spa Space is the best day spa in Chicago.