Should Sports Massage be painful?
The short answer is no!
Everyone is different and has different pain thresholds but there is a difference between being in pain and being uncomfortable.
Sports massage is likely to be uncomfortable at times and yes some people may experience ‘pain’ at times dependant on existing injuries and tenderness but this is where communication is critical with your therapist.
The worst thing you can do during a sports massage is grit your teeth and tense your muscles if you find something painful (it works against the treatment)!
If the pressure is too much or not enough, let them know! You will get greater benefits from your treatments that way.