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Massage types, The massage

Four hands massage

Four hands massage is a very unique and special experience. With four hands massaging one client at the same time, it feels like every part of your body is massaged at the same time.

The process is really simple – two massage therapists work together to massage a client. Sometimes their moves synchronize, creating a rather intense experience. Other times they compliment each other, creating a rhythm and symbioses. When the therapists are used to working together, you can’t tell where one stops and the other begins.

It is a massage style better suited for wellness and relaxation than clinical therapy. It can have quite a profound effect on the client, due to the intensity of touch and how the senses are forced to just let go and accept the massage.

Due to the way it’s done, draping is very impractical and will interrupt with the flow of the massage. On the other hand, there will be so many sensory inputs that you can only relax and let go.

When looking for a four hands massage, ask the therapists details about how long they’ve worked together giving 4-hands massages, if they’ve created a routine they follow, if they’re educated at the same place and so on. It’s important that they’re used to working together, when receiving a four hand massage. This way the flow won’t be interrupted and they’ll compliment and support each other, instead of getting into the way.

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About Pia Poulsen

Pia Poulsen is educated as a wellness massage therapist at Institut FIGARI in Paris, from where she passed her certification exam in January 2008. Since then she has expanded her skills to become the first Advanced LaStone® practitioner in France as well as a certified LaStone® instructor.


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