massage works Myth:

It has to hurt to help


Heavy pressure during a massage can leave you in pain for a few days without solving any problems. I will always try to find a way to treat with the least amount of discomfort working within individual pain tolerance. If standard massage techniques aren’t working, instead of applying more pressure, I prefer to employ a variety of advanced techniques.

If the discomfort of the massage is causing you to tense your muscles or to hold your breath, then this counteracts the overall goal of the treatment. The treatment will in fact be deeper and more effective if the pressure of the massage is reduced slightly