A Chinese full body massage should not hurt, although the masseuse may apply significant amounts of pressure. However, the aim of a full body massage is to promote the body's natural healing processes, and recipients ought to feel relieved and rejuvenated following a Chinese full body massage.
A traditional Chinese full body massive is called a "tui na." A conventional tui na focuses on restoring the recipient's "chi," or life force. The masseuse does this by applying pressure to various portions of the muscular and circulatory systems. Occasionally, the pressure can be intense enough to provoke low levels of pain, but more often it feels relaxing. The practice is meant to increase blood flow and enhance the body's natural healing processes.