Is deep tissue massage for you ? Does it hurt ? Deep Tissue Massage is definitely not for everyone ! People think that the harder or deeper the massage therapist pushes or compresses the muscles all the better. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! The no pain no gain theory isn’t correct.
In deep tissue massage there are layers like lasagna lol ! First layer is your skin , second layer is superficial, the third layer is intermediate and then in the fourth layer is deepest. In order to get to the deepest layer you have to have your muscles relaxed layer by layer with a deep tissue massage. By massaging top layer first to soften it, this allows the massage therapist to get to the next layer and next until you feel the release of tension and tightness of the muscle. It’s stripping away layer by layer of the muscle to release its tight grip you may be experiencing.
Is there discomfort while you get a deep tissue massage? Yes ! Should it hurt? No not if you have an experienced massage therapist. If at any point you experience pain please speak up and let your massage therapist know. You should never be expected to tolerate pain while receiving a deep tissue massage.