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Is it really a case of "no pain, no gain?"

Evan Hawkey

It’s a common saying, that without persisting through pain you will receive no gains. I’d like to challenge that assumption. I’ll start with a rebuttal of “Work smarter, not harder.” You could present for your massage with some tight, sore muscles and get an absolute pummeling. This may or may not solve your problem, it won’t be fun, it may cause post-massage soreness for days and most importantly, aggressive techniques increase the chances of making an injury or condition worse. With massage, your therapist can often work smarter, not harder and achieve great results.