Should my Deep Tissue massage hurt?

Should my Deep Tissue massage hurt?

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During Deep Tissue massage you will need to distinguish between pain and discomfort.
While experiencing slight discomfort, it’s best to focus on deep relaxation and breathing to allow deep rooted muscle tension to unwind itself. Slight discomfort is a normal part of the massage process.
However, if your therapist is inflicting pain, speak up immediately!
A massage that hurts is not a beneficial massage. Pain causes you to tense up and work against your therapy session.
Remember, you may experience discomfort, but you should never be in pain.
Soreness after your first deep tissue massage is normal but if you receive regular massage it is less likely for you to feel sore the next day.
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Always drink plenty of water before and after your massage to stay hydrated and promote healing.

 

Author: Candice Larsen LMT

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