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Stiff muscles definitely benefit from a rub down, but scientists have never quite known why. Now, a team of researchers has shown that it works by changing your gene expression — quite literally, your body is hard-coded to release pain-easing chemicals when you're massaged. If you listen to people in the world of alternative medicine, they'll normally tell you that massage "releases toxins". Massage Feels Good Because It Changes Your Gene Expression Massage Feels Good Because It Changes Your Gene Expression