People often think that a massage is like a relaxing getaway in paradise. While this might be true for some, it’s kind of like a trip to the gym for others. Those that feel muscle pain or suffer from injuries visit a massage therapist to work muscles that need to be targeted, which is also the goal during a workout. Also similar to a workout, the muscles that were focused on during the massage session will often become sore and tight after. In the next section, we’ll explain what’s actually happening in the body during a massage.