A good massage will feel like a spiritual experience! It will feel like the therapist is “reading your mind.” That is because massage is like a dance (I would say it’s like sex, but seeing as how we try so hard to keep those industries separate it’s a bad analogy!), where the therapist can feel what needs to be worked on, is tuned in to your body’s acceptance or resistance to his/her pressure levels, and adjusts automatically to what is encountered. Massage is a form of meditation for the therapist in that sense, where the mind is clear and focused, not unlike a good athlete will keep their mind clear and calm, so as to be at their most reactive/responsive state to whatever will be encountered.
I think I need a massage.