Hands On Healing provides soothing, invigorating Relaxation Massage services for therapeutic and wellness purposes.

We’re located on Vaughn Road near its intersection with Bell Road in Montgomery, Alabama.

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Relaxation to the Rescue!

As the name implies, the goal of a Relaxation Massage session is to help you relax through the use of therapeutic touch.

Using smooth, gliding strokes to attain a state of increased calmness, leading to reduced levels of pain, anxiety, stress, or anger.

This type of therapy is a relaxation technique available to clients either as a stand-alone, primary service or is integrated with other massage therapies like Swedish Massage or Deep Tissue Therapy.

Benefits of Relaxation Massage

For many clients, relaxation massage is often used to complement a more comprehensive stress management program.

The health benefits of relaxation therapy include:

  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Reduced tension and anxiety
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Slower heart and breath rates
  • Better sleep
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Improved mood and overall wellness

Why Is Relaxation Important?

We all need to give ourselves a break, let our hair down, and enjoy a little downtime.

Even though it’s become a favorite modern-day mantra, we’re just not designed to be on-the-go 24/7/365.

It’s important to give your body, mind, and heart a chance to relax and recharge.

According to a science article published in the New York Times: 2

“The simple act of becoming relaxed can have surprising health benefits; new research is showing. In addition to the obvious psychological effects of relieving stress and mental tension, the new findings indicate, deep relaxation, if practiced regularly, can strengthen the immune system and produce a host of other medically valuable physiological changes.”

How Does Relaxation Massage Therapy Work?

For many clients, a relaxation massage evokes a specific physiological state that calms the nervous system, promoting a sense of relaxation and well being.

Therapeutic touch and massage stimulate the sensory nerve endings in the skin, inducing an endogenous endorphin release, more commonly known as an “endorphin rush.”

Endorphins are neurotransmitters, chemicals that pass along signals to our brain to produce a natural pain relief response. They’re better known for being our “feel good” hormones. 🙂

Additionally, the nurturing effect of a professional therapist plays a role in this process by communicating and demonstrating a desire to make a difference.

Our Relaxation Specialists

Carla Wall, LMT

Carla felt a deep desire to be part of a team with a goal-oriented approach for the improvement and restoration of one’s overall active health, leading her to join our advanced bodywork program at Hands On Healing.

Sandi Walker, LMT

Sandi graduated from massage therapy school in 2014. Eager to make a difference, she sought out Hands On Healing specifically for our types of therapy and the level of work we are known for in Montgomery.

Empty massage table in relaxing atmosphere

Your table is ready. Are you ready to relax?

What to Expect During Your Session

During a relaxation massage session, your therapist typically massages the full extent of the body, both back, and front.

The neck, shoulders, arms, hands, legs, feet and back receive particular attention during a massage, as well as the chest for men.

Hands On Healing offers relaxation massage services as 30, 60, or 90-minute sessions. Visit our “Traditional Massage” section on the “Massage Prices” page for Massage Rates.

Tips to Get the Most from a Relaxation Massage

Do you love to talk?

You might want to give your “gift of gab” a break when receiving a relaxation massage.

Engaging in conversation keeps your mind active and inhibits the relaxation response. Instead, focus on your breathing or each movement of the therapist’s hand.

By paying close attention, your therapy becomes a form of meditation for both you and your therapist, and you experience a more mindful treatment.

After your session has ended, take time to continue resting instead of running off to another activity! If you can go home and take a short nap, this allows the body to keep receiving the benefits of the relaxation therapy.

Remember, drink plenty of water after your session to help flush out toxins released during your treatment.

Are You Ready to Relax?

Are people suggesting you need to “mellow out” a little?

If you’re busy as a bee, “on pins and needles,” or just need to “chill out,” a relaxation massage might be the perfect solution!

Prepay Options & Gift Ideas

Our Relaxation Massage service is available for purchase online as a single session, part of a money-saving Discount Package, or Gift Card.

Gift Cards & Certificates

The Gift of Massage!

Massage Gift Cards are a great gift idea for family, friends, or valued employees! PayPal account NOT required.

Choose a preset dollar amount or enter your own.

Contact Hands On Healing to request an appointment or to learn more about our professional relaxation massage services.

Footnote(s):
  1. Source: “Therapist’s hands applies relaxing massage for client’s back,” CC0 Creative Commons License via Pixabay » [go back ↑]
  2. Source: New York Times, “Relaxation: Surprising Benefits Detected.” Link to article » [go back ↑]
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