Remember that there are many ways to receive massage therapy.
One way to receive is through therapeutic touch, like what I do as a massage therapist.
Another way is through using your breath to massage yourself from the inside out.
Another way to receive massage is through your own mind in meditative states of heightened mind/body awareness. This happens through opening yourself to the flow of the universe, the flow that is you.
This opening within you helps your whole body relax from the inside out. When you are open this way, blood flows easier, serotonin(happiness molecules) get released, and there is a decrease in pain in the body.
This is the yoga way of understanding massage through all levels into your body/mind. Many Blessings. ♥