As the name implies a four handed massage is performed with four hands or two massage therapists. The session is carried out in synchronization and give you double the benefits. During a typical four hands massage session the therapists use relaxing, slow movements along with harder, warmer, and deeper movements to target specific areas all around the body.
The inclusion of two or more hands certainly adds to the positive effects of a massage. That being said, it also means that the brain is unable to follow the movements of both pair of hands. This is why massage therapists usually ask their patients to relax and “let go” during the massage session so that you allow your muscles to loosen up and relax.
A four hands massage session will include slow and long sweeping movements that will be used to relax the body. These movements will be combined with more targeted movements that will break down the knots and tightness in the muscles which cause pain and inflammation.