Does massage therapy hurt?
Massage therapy should not hurt. Occasionally there is mild discomfort when the massage therapist applies pressure over "knots" and other areas of muscle tension. If the pressure is too strong for you, let the massage therapist know. After a massage therapy session, most people feel very relaxed. If deep tissue work was performed, there may be some tenderness that lasts a day or two. The therapist will advise you of homecare that will help to decrease any discomfort.