Denton Bodywork
  Massage Therapy by Angie Stephens


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Office Policies and FAQ's

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  • There are several things you can do to make your massage more effective and relaxing:
    • Drink plenty of water before and after your massage to process out toxins.
    • Don't drink alcohol prior to your massage.
    • Eat a snack or light meal before coming so that you are neither hungry nor over-full.
    • Have a bath or shower to help you relax and feel fresh.
    • Refrain from wearing makeup or perfume.
    • Think about your problem areas so that you can share them with me.
    • Arrive a few minutes early so that you don't feel rushed and stressed.(back)

    Your massage or bodywork session will take place in a warm, comfortable, quiet room with soft music playing to help you relax. You will lie on a well-cushioned table with a warming pad available. (back)
     

    No special clothing is necessary.  Clean linens will be provided for you to lie on and under during your massage. (back)


    Most massage and bodywork techniques are traditionally performed with the client unclothed, but underpants may be worn, if you prefer.  Please avoid boxers or other longer-legged versions, as it will impede the work done on the upper legs.  (back)


    No, I will leave the room while you undress, lay the table, and cover yourself with the provided linens.  I will knock before re-entering, to make sure you are situated and ready.  (back)


    Yes, linens will be used at all times to keep you warm, comfortable, and modestly covered. Only the area being worked on will be exposed. If I need to work on your gluteal (buttock) muscles, I will discuss that with you beforehand.  (back)


    A typical full-body session will include work on your back, arms, hands, legs, feet, neck, and shoulders. (back)


    Please let me know if you'd prefer more or less pressure.  If you feel yourself tensing up or holding your breath because the massage is uncomfortable, please let me know.  I will usually notice and make adjustments naturally, but sometimes I miss those cues. Sometimes clients request deeper work than I am comfortable providing.  I will only work as deeply as I feel is safe for both the client, and for my hands and arms.  (back)


    During the massage, make yourself comfortable. Most people just close their eyes and completely relax, communicating if/when they need more or less pressure, another blanket, or anything else relevant to the session. I will either gently move you or tell you what is needed throughout the session (such as lifting your arm or moving your head).  (back)


    It is my goal for you to be as comfortable as possible during your massage.  I have a wonderful full length heating pad on my massage table that can be used and I have extra blankets as well.  I also have a ceiling fan and can sometimes adjust the temperature of the central air.  Just keep me informed. (back)


    Most people feel very relaxed.  Some feel “floaty” and ready for a nap, while others feel re-energized and ready to jump back into action.  You may be sore after a deep tissue massage, similar to the soreness you feel when you first begin working out.  It may last 24-36 hours.  You can help alleviate or avoid some of that soreness by drinking plenty of water after your massage to flush toxins, taking a warm shower or Epsom salt bath before bed, and icing any sore areas.  (back)


    Massage and bodywork can help release chronic muscular tension and pain, improve circulation, increase joint flexibility, reduce mental and physical fatigue and stress, promote faster healing of injured muscular tissue, improve posture, and reduce blood pressure. Massage and bodywork is also known to promote better sleep, improve concentration, reduce anxiety and create an overall sense of well-being.  (back)


    There are some conditions for which massage is contraindicated.  If you have a serious or chronic medical condition, please consult your doctor regarding the appropriateness of receiving massage.  This is especially so in the case of cancer, skin diseases, some diabetes patients and some cardiac patients.  It is the client's responsibility to keep me updated on their health status. (back)

         When is it safe to get a pregnancy massage? 
             It is safe to get a pregnancy massage anytime during your pregnancy.  I am
         trained to know what to do and what to avoid to keep mom and baby safe and
         comfortable during the massage. (back)


  • Available 7 days a week, by appointment only.

    Online scheduling


    Or call, text or email to schedule your massage
    940-453-5805
    dentonbodywork@gmail.com






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