Therapeutic massage is the highest degree one can get in massage. The aim of this therapy is not only relaxation and streching, it targets to bring the whole muscle sistem into an ideal shape which results in the dissapearance of pain.
It is important that I try to find the reasons, not only the symptoms, and try to ceise them. Of course this results in dissapearing of the pain too.
The first massage treatment might be quite painful, because there are too many problems to solve. Further treatments are rather pleasant dealing with less deteriorated muscles. Why is than important to have more than one session? I f somebody experienced what it feels like to deal with stiff, rigid muscles, knows that this might be quite painful. In order to avoid this one should get maintenance treatment once in a while. This way the muscles can not get in a condition, that can be treated with painful treatments only.