I am badly hurt (from falling off my bike, rolling my ankle, tearing my muscle…); should I come for a massage to ease the pain?

No. If your injury is acute (i.e. very sore, hot, swollen and inflamed), a massage is not recommended. However, once recovery has begun (swelling has gone down, pain is decreased), then a massage will help your healing process. If you don’t know if an injury is acute or not, call or e-mail your massage therapist.