If a massage therapist is pushing too hard, ask for lighter pressure. Occasionally you may have a sensitive spot in a muscle that feels like a knot. It's likely to be uncomfortable while your massage therapist works it out. But if it becomes painful, speak up.
Before you start your session, it is a good idea to have a conversation with your therapist. This will allow you to communicate your expectations and answer any questions.
Swedish massage therapy (the most popular type) is the most well-known. It involves gentle, rhythmic, tapping strokes that are light and rhythmic on the topmost layer of your muscles. This can be combined with movement in the joints. Swedish therapy has the ability to relax and energize muscles tension. It may even be beneficial after an injury.