The majority of massage in the US is geared for relaxation. The information in the video from Tom Myers will open your eyes and consciousness to the value of therapeutic massage that deals with stuck fascia, frozen and painful joints and unhealthy muscle tone. This type of manual therapy brings sensation that can be called pain. He breaks down pain into three categories and explains with clarity the role of the client in working through the pain successfully and easily to bring about healing.
The basic message as I see it is to get the pain out of your body for an optimum life - breaking down limitations and set-ups for future dysfunction.