The Pressure Isn’t Deep Enough. What Do I Do?

Have you ever had a massage therapist who just didn’t quite go deep enough? It can be frustrating, especially when you’re feeling tight and need relief. So, what’s the right pressure for a massage? And how do you communicate that to your therapist? Keep reading for tips on getting the most out of your next massage.

FAQ #7

The pressure isn’t deep enough, but I don’t want to insult the therapist’s technique. What should I do?

Communicate openly with the massage therapist. Keep in mind however that it’s a myth that massage therapy has to hurt to be effective. Also, keep in mind that some therapists aren’t as strong as others. If you are looking for a specific type of pressure, talk to the receptionist about that when you schedule so she can match you up with the right therapist.

Some of the most effective types of massage therapy are gentle and do not involve deep pressure or pain. In fact, too much pressure can cause muscles to seize up and be in more pain later.

Here is a good rule of thumb — on a scale of one to 10 where one is no pain and 10 is extremely painful, the pressure should always be less than seven.

We hope this article has helped you understand the importance of pressure and how to communicate your needs. Remember, it is very important to speak up about the pressure you want and need during your massage therapy appointments. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call us. We would be happy to help in any way we can. And finally, don’t forget to let us know what type of pressure you prefer when scheduling your appointment. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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