What type of hormones are released through massage?

There are several that are released during massage and they can all be considered under the umbrella term as 'feel good' hormones. At the same time the 'not-so-good-for-you' are reduced. The hormones that are released during a professional licensed massage therapist include; dopamine which makes you feel good and improves normal brain functioning). seratonin ( a general mood enhancing hormone), and oxytoxin (a general feel good hormone nicknamed the 'hugging hormone). The ones that are decreased are the ones associated with short-term and long-stress and include; epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. All of these tend to lower the immune system and disrupt digestion and tissue repair.