This depends on the type of massage. Deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, and some sports massage techniques can be uncomfortable at times but it should only be in a pleasantly uncomfortable kind of way. “Hurt so good” is similar to the feeling of stretching or foam rolling. The benefits and relief client’s typically feel after treatment usually outweigh the temporary discomfort on the table.
Everyone’s pain tolerance is different so we use a 0-10 scale where 0 is no pain at all and 10 is unbearable pain. We always try and stay no higher than a 7 on your 0-10 scale. Occasionally we make enter 8 territory but rarely and never for long.