There’s a widespread belief captured in the saying “No pain, no gain.” However, at Elements Massage South Mesa, we believe that this couldn’t be further from the truth. Massage doesn’t have to hurt to provide you with the many therapeutic benefits it can bring about.
But, at the same time, the opposite is also true: you don’t have to be 100 percent comfortable throughout your entire massage session. Really, what we are saying is hurt is subjective making communication is a key component of any massage.
With an expert staff trained to work on your body’s soft tissue problems, you can expect moments during a massage where discomfort is present. The application of pressure should allow you to breathe deeply and relax while the therapist works out muscles spasms and knots.
If you notice that you are holding your breath, tensing up or bearing down to get through the movement, you should tell your therapist to lighten up a touch and that the pressure is too much. Your massage therapist isn’t a mind-reader and in keeping with the Elements Massage approach wants to tailor your massage to your unique needs, this just requires feedback.
One other thing to consider that is it can be expected to be a little bit sore after a great massage. Many people report a fatigue feeling immediately following a session. This can be your body coming out of a deep state of relaxation as well as the processing of toxins that have been released.
You should feel like a better version of yourself in the following one to three days post-massage as the benefits set it. You may notice that you have more energy, a greater range of motion, reduced pain, and a deeper ability to focus!