This article is part of a five-part series, What to expect at your first massage.

Massage pressure is specifically tailored to your body.

I never massage so deeply that you feel the need to hold your breath or tense your body.

At several times throughout the massage, I will ask you for feedback about the pressure.

The most important thing is to please be honest!

Too much or too little pressure can sap your enjoyment of a massage and undermine its efficacy.

Remember, your massage session is YOUR special time.