There is an awareness between consciousness and non-consciousness, a state of being where the two minds overlap.
You are no longer engaged in piloting your body, but you can feel it.
When you notice them, you are able to hear sounds
I call it the middle place.
One of my favorite benefits of massage is that somehow, by experiencing my body from the perspective of an observer, I become free of my body. I reach that place between consciousness and unconsciousness, where the mind is removed by degrees of involvement. Unfettered, this change in point of view becomes the lens for revelation, ideas spontaneously bubble from the deep, solutions materialize from the ether, the mystery no longer seems so obscure. From Getting Out of the Way
To me, this is one of the greatest gifts of massage.
I am lucky because I go there every day