I was speaking to a woman last night who said she gets regular massages from one of those unlicensed Asian places and he digs really deep and hurts her, (her words), and she literally gets sick the next day before feeling better. I hear stories like this all the time. People getting bruised, people who stop getting massages because they go to deep and they are too polite to ask them to go a little lighter, etc. Consider this, Rule #1 for a licensed massage therapist is always: Do no harm. Reconsider who is touching you.