"A bit lighter/heavier!" (Use less/more strength thumping my back )

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Chinese Mandarin
I was feeling tired and asked my husband to thump my back . The first few taps didn't make me comfortable (it hurt a bit) and I told him "A bit lighter please." I wanted to ask him to use less strength (thump softly.)

I would like to know if the parts in bold are suitable/natural in my context. What would you say? Thank you.
What if his thump is too soft at first and I wanted him to use a bit more strength: "A bit heavier, please."

Thank you.
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