After a few months of lower back trouble and a month+ of sciatica, my chiropractor referred me to a massage therapist who does an extremely strong/deep tissue pressure massage. Massage doesn't even seem like the right word to use. I had 2 sessions with her (2 hrs each time) and the 2nd was so bad, I've told her I probably won't return. She said I would feel "tender" for a day afterwards. The 2nd session was so painful (I told her during the session that it really hurt and to remember my age) that tears came. I hurt for 4 days and had black and blue marks where she pressed so hard. She called me today to tell me basically I'm avoiding my "issues" (she likes to talk during, ex: tell me about when your mother died") and my pain tolerance is low (ummm, I had 2 full-term babies w/o anesthetic). In other words, it's my fault I was in pain, and I need to go back for more. Is there a massage therapy that actually is supposed to hurt that much and hurt for several days afterwards? I have gotten regular massage for years and I feel better afterwards, not worse. Am I being close-minded about this technique?