Can Massage Hurt:
The soothing sounds of music and creek are flowing in the background. Essential oils are flowing into your nose, transporting you to a meadowy or magical forest. The room is dimly lit, and you’re waiting in anticipation. That’s right: It’s massage time baby. Your hour to physically and emotionally unwind, let go and drift into a state of pure, uninterrupted peace and calm is finally here. Well, uhh: Why the heck does it hurt so much?
Between working out at the gym, sitting for long hours in the office, and traveling, your body often doesn’t get the proper stretching and downtime it needs to recover. So, it punishes you by tightening up and leaving you with even more issues to deal with. It’s natural for you to want to feel your muscles loosen up and the tension in your body melt away, but again, it begs the question: How much pain is too much?
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Obviously, if you’re in pain every time you get a massage, there could be something deeper going on in your body that you should check with your doctor. Otherwise, feeling a little uncomfortable at times during a massage is normal and simply means that your muscles are pretty tight; however, there’s a clear difference between good and bad pain on the massage table. If it’s hurting, painful, and you’re holding your breath, it means that it’s way too much pressure for you. It should be a ‘hurt, Oh! so good’ feeling, rather than ‘Uhh, No! please stop.’
A massage therapist usually adjusts the pressure according to changes in the subject’s body language. But sometimes it’s up to you to say something if you’re experiencing major discomfort during the massage session. You want to have an open and honest conversation with your massage therapist, not only so that you can reap maximum benefits, but also that the massage therapist can become more familiar with your body type to help you relax best.
“When I press on a muscle, see breathing change, and ask if it’s okay, clients usually respond that it feels good,” a massage therapist says. “It should never be so uncomfortable and uneasy that you’re holding your breath because then it actually is counterproductive.”
Everyone has different pain barriers and different perceptions of physical pain. Telling your massage therapist that something feels off or that you’re experiencing an unusual amount of pain doesn’t make you a cry baby, it actually helps you to reap big benefits all while keeping it chill during your massage appointment.