I get some clients who believe that if a massage doesn't hurt, they didn't get their money's worth. Others, come in with pain, and do not want it beaten out of them. This client yesterday never wants to feel pain from a massage. I never want to deliver pain to my clients, especially the really sweet ladies with debilitating migraines.
I take that philosophy into my massage practice. If it doesn't feel good, at least in some way, all of my technical, nerdy skills won't matter. If I can warm up the tissue (hot towels, hot stones, Prossage, heating pads) and stretch the problem area gently instead of bashing it with my elbows, that's what I'm going to do. I guess I'm passive aggressive that way.
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