Will I feel sore from massage?
Massage should not be so firm that you are in agony during the session. Effective pressure is the best. It should feel like your muscles are being manipulated while you are able to relax into it. If you are struggling against the pressure, it’s too strong and you should tell the therapist.
When trigger points and tight muscles are released they can sometimes be a little tender afterwards. Stiffness and soreness sometimes becomes apparent the following day. It’s a bit like exercise – you overload the soft tissue to get an effect. Like training soreness, the discomfort should only last the next day. After this, a marked improvement to the problem is usually felt.