Just a quick check and a share. Eric Dalton is widely respected in massage culture. I’ve had the opportunity to learn from him in the past and find his teaching style and anatomy knowledge impressive.
This is a semi-recent article that he shared in a professional journal about his own philosophy and how pain and the therapeutic relationship coexist.
I can’t say that I agree with everything that he says in this article. Gate Control Theory of pain has been arguably on it’s way out of pain research for a long time. It is worth a read and his perspective is valuable in that it may be the prelude to thinking about pain differently for massage therapists, physical therapists and bodyworkers. Food for thought at the very least.