I can work really deep and most of my clients like it- they don't have aches the following day or if they do, by the 3rd day they have so much relief the ache was worth it.<br><br>Anyway, when I was starting out, I had one woman who each time wanted me to go deeper and deeper and I ended up telling the salon owner :"I just can't work any deeper. I think she just likes it to hurt. If she reschedules, I am going to have my friend come and do her massage, okay?" This woman was divorced and a self-described "fuss-pot" who I think just couldn't ever enjoy anything- you have to pay for your pleasure sort of think. I mention the divorce because I think that either her inability to enjoy life wore out her spouse, or her spouse never let her enjoy life.<br><br>I left the job shortly after- that was 5 years ago, I hope she has learned to "let loose"!
<br><br>Oh, and I agree with flushing the limb, going gentle to deep and then gentle again (the flushing part) and that there can be a "domino" effect. I think much of my work is really on breaking adhesions even though the client thinks that what I am doing is working out "knots in the muscles".