Hands On Healing offers Swedish Massage services in Montgomery, Alabama.

What is Swedish Massage?

Swedish massage is the correct name that applies to massages commonly provided at most spas today.

It derives its name from Per Henrik Ling((Source: Wikipedia, “Pehr Henrik Ling,” Ling is credited as the father of Swedish massage. Link to Wikipedia »)) who was a Swedish physiologist that originally created the technique.

This type of massage is built upon Western physiological and anatomical understandings of the human body, as opposed to Eastern versions that focus on energy work, and is the most popular form of bodywork in Western societies.

Swedish Massage Techniques

During a Swedish massage, a licensed massage therapist applies oil to the skin and uses various strokes to warm and relax the muscles, reduce tension and eliminate ‘knots’ known as adhesions.

A combination of techniques, including bending, kneading, tapping, gliding, stretching and cross-fiber friction, are applied by hand and used to accomplish this goal.

Full body Swedish massage is available at Hands On Healing as 30, 60 or 90-minute sessions.


Besides the benefits listed above, Swedish manual therapy has been found to induce a number of other health benefits.

The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCIH) recently released a study accomplished with volunteers who each received a Swedish massage lasting 45 minutes.((Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), “Study Examines the Effects of Swedish Massage Therapy on Hormones, Immune Function.” Link to NCCIH website »))

The data showed significant drops in cortisol hormones responsible for creating stress and an elevation of white blood cells (lymphocytes) used to strengthen the immune system and resist flu and cold viruses.

Bodywork accomplished through Swedish techniques also increases circulation and blood oxygen levels and reduces the amount of toxins in the muscles.

These benefits work to improve overall flexibility and reduce tension.

Swedish massage therapy continues to increase in popularity in the United States for its health benefits as well as its ability to soothe and relax the body.

Our Swedish Treatment 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.

Samantha Curtis, LMT

Carolee graduated from the Therapeutic Massage program at Trenholm State Technical College. She is licensed by the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy and holds certifications in Swedish and Deep Tissue massage.

Nicole Garrett, LMT

Nicole was a fixture on the President’s and Dean’s List before graduating atop her class in 2013. After helping her daughter recover from spinal fusion surgery, she was motivated more than ever to promote the well-being of her massage clients.

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

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For more information about Swedish Sessions, contact our massage therapists at Hands On Healing.