Pure-Wave includes soft and hard massage tips. It depends on your sensitivity, however the air-cushion is padded and soft and not painful in our opinion. The point stick and six headed stick are for more firm trigger point massages. Pure-Wave is also variable speed so you can adjust the intensity.
We recommend you start with the softer massage sticks to begin with until you are comfortable using the massager. Build up to the more aggressive tips like the 6-head stick which is more effective on muscular areas of the body.