Dancing is not only fun to do, but it also is a great workout and it releases endorphins which get you high~! Dance As Therapy Prolonged, continuous exercise increases production and release of endorphins. Endorphins are neurotransmitters found in the brain that have pain-relieving properties similar to morphine. Pour enough endorphins into your bloodstream and you get something that has been popularly labeled "runner's high." In simple terms, endorphins make us feel good. Dance is therapy because it enhances our feeling of well-being. Dance for Your Health â€œWhen you get into your body and use your senses, you naturally feel more grounded and more present,â€ says Cassman. â€œAnd, you'll feel better â€“ it's that simple.â€ Dance's physical benefits include: Increase in range of motion and flexibility. Lubricates connective tissue and joints to help you maintain better health. Stretches and strengthens muscles. You move in a variety of ways when you dance, so, many different muscle groups get worked. Improves circulation throughout the body and brain. Works the heart and lungs, thereby improving cardiovascular health. Burns calories, making it a fun way to manage weight.