As a person with zero pain tolerance I am probably a great person to answer that question!
The short answer is "yes" and the long answer is "yeeeesssss".
Wait... there is good news... it doesn't last. Our bodies are very cleverly designed to combat pain causing the blood to rush to a specific area if it feels it is being attacked.
Our clients reviews often follow a similar pattern:
"It was uncomfortable at first but after a while it became bearable".
"I started fully clothed lying on the acupressure mat and gradually built up to bare skin for longer periods of time".