“The belief that deep pressure equals pain is a myth,” says Christina DeBusk of Massage Magazine. Deep tissue techniques can feel quite intense. However giving a painful massage in many cases is not the answer. Many massage therapists would agree that staying with a firm pressure which offers slight discomfort rather than causing pain is actually less stressful on the client allowing the mind to relax and then the muscle.
Check out this very short article called “4 Benefits of a Deep Tissue Massage.” I think you’ll be surprised at what you learn.