Just wanted to share an observation. Had a back and foot massage along with a lot of pain while getting it in shoulder joints, and tissue and muscles in back. As i was getting massaged, my ear became very painful, which has been bothering me with inflammation and pain for almost 3 weeks, and then it got better as the massage continued and it is not burning and in pain anymore. Very interesting! Wonder why massage would aggravate at first and then help it? Grant you..it hurt like heck when getting it done, but my back feels better and my ear. Hmmm?