I’ve been a massage therapist for over 20 years and one of the questions I’m often asked is, “Is it normal for a massage to be painful?” And I’m going to tell you what I’ve told all of those people. 

No! No! No! Absolutely not! 

If it’s painful, it means that the therapist is hurting you. If someone is hurting you, that is abuse.Bruising is bleeding underneath the skin. Bruising means that actual damage has been done to your cells. ABH – Actual Bodily Harm is Abuse.

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