Why does tactile stimulation such as massage sometimes trigger repressed memories or emotions?

Published: 13/11/2017
Why does tactile stimulation such as massage sometimes trigger repressed memories or emotions?
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I have anecdotal evidence from multiple massage therapists claiming that they have triggered some form of mental / emotional response in a patient, due to physical stimulation (one case citing a sudden outburst of crying). I understand there may be at least two reasons for this: Actual memory stored in cells (see Body Memory ) Something more like Synesthesia : In this case physical stimulation lin

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