💆♂️💆♀️How do you define a “good” massage?
I got a massage today, and came back with a bruise.
I can’t tell if the ones I’ve been getting are any good.
1) I get rubbed on the butt (specific pressure points) and the pain feels like someone punched me when I’m being touched
2) Anytime my legs (quads, hamstrings), get rubbed, the pain comes from masseuse squeezing hard
Most of these massages are performed by Thai ladies or East Asian ladies, and are mostly Hot Stone or Swedish, nothing crazy like deep tissue. The pain is not typically burning/tingling, it’s feels like being smashed on a pressure point.
If I were to ask for less pressure, it would just be a person gently rubbing on me. I pay good money to get work done on my bod, darnit!
Is this normal to feel this level of pain?
Also: any referrals to good massage therapists around SF/Bay Area? Strong hands but also relaxing?