Depends, most likely yes. Sport massage often requires to go deep into the muscular tissues to release blocks. Davide’s technique comes from a dozen of years working with athletes that often want quick results even if it’s painful. They do not want to wait for the usual 10 sessions before getting some kind of results. Of course, the pain level will be adjusted to a tolerable level for the client. If there is no need to unblock a stuck muscle, the treatment might even be pleasant.