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  • Great Question

    Here was a great question from the Face Book party:

    Q:  Is massage supposed to hurt?

    A:  Pressure is so subjective. Some people really like the firm pressure that “hurts so good,” and some do not. Tension should not be bullied out. There is always a certain amount of finesse about it, and not just brute strength. Speed and surface area have a lot to do with whether or not the pressure hurts or feels good. There is an edge to a muscle between the muscle giving way and fighting back. The muscle should give way just ahead of the pressure like a melting butter pad. This is the “hurts so good” pressure. That amount of pressure is different for every person, so the trick is being able to feel that edge.

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