By Joolee - May 27, 2020
Deep tissue massage feels soooo good, right? It feels like you're not just affecting the surface of a muscle, but you're getting down into the belly of the thing and effecting real change, loosening the tissue, releasing stored tension, allowing the whole network of fascia to expericence a little freedom, and setting off little fireworks of pleasure-pain. We get that, because we agree. However, we'd also like to take a moment to acknowledge that there is such a thing as TOO deep. It's normal and acceptable to have a little soreness the day after a massage, however...if a body receives massages that are too deep, especially habitually, tissues can be damaged. Also possible, but quite rarely, nerves lesions can be caused. So you if feel like there is no way for you to experience a massage that is deep enough to satisfy you, this message is for you.
"Consumers need to know that massage isn't perfectly safe, that a "no pain, no gain" attitude is the source of most of the danger, especially for chronic pain patients."