Hands-On Bodywork

Pontiac, MI

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I am often told "this is the best massage I have ever had". I am very intuitive and able to find problem areas and spots that are giving the client issues. With regard to personal training, I have first hand experience in how difficult it is to lose weight and keep it off. I used to be overweight, and I have kept myself at a healthy weight for over 15 years. I am also a certified Weight Loss Specialist. Nutrition and is the key to effective weight loss, in conjunction with exercise.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Working one on one with people. It is very rewarding.

Location

Pontiac, MI 48342

Years in business

5

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

7

Reviews

7 Reviews
  • Nathan B. Apr 2, 2015
    Hands-On bodywork is a fantastic place to receive a therapeutic massage. I both work out a lot and spend a lot of time sitting at work - combinations that lead to significant tension in the back, shoulders, and neck. After my first visit, not only was a more mobile and pain free in those areas then when I arrived, everything else felt that way too. Stephanie is very personable and very knowledgeable, and helped me feel entirely at ease during each of my visits. Her on-site massage room is quiet, calming, and immaculately clean. I can't recommend her massage services highly enough, and while I haven't used them myself, our conversations lead me to believe that her work as a personal trainer and weight loss consultant would be of the same high quality. Five Stars.
  • Mike S. Mar 26, 2015
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Best deep tissue massage I have ever had. Will certainly go back. Stephanie knows how to work the right areas. I have lower back pain and came away feeling great.
  • James K. Nov 18, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    I highly recommend Stephanie. She was wonderful!
  • Chris H. Nov 16, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Ordered a private in home massage to surprise my wife for her birthday. To keep it short and sweet, my wife was shocked and thrilled, said its the best massage she's ever received, and she's had dozens of massages. Would recommend to friends or someone trying to surprise their significant other. Will use again.
  • Dennis W. Nov 4, 2014
    Massage Therapy
    Verified Review
    Stephanie did a great job on my wifes and my massage! She was very professional and knew exactly what she was doing. We have booked her for Monthly massages since our experience was so good!
  • Crystal G. Jul 24, 2014
    Stephanie is my go to massage therapist! She's always prompt, professional, and makes sure to ask what I am expecting out of my massage. I would recommend her to any one looking for a relaxing and/or healing massage!
  • Heather L. Jul 22, 2014
    Great massage! Stephanie really listens to her clients and provides the right amount of pressure desired. I felt very relaxed and my muscles felt so much better afterward.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
After phone intake I schedule massage and before massage they fill out a quick form and we discuss goals, concerns etc.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I just completed an advanced course on the basics. I learned some new insight to massage techniques and the benefit of a simple relaxation massage. I am board certified in massage therapy through NCBTMB.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I had been getting massage from a therapist for 9 years and I saw how much she loved her work. I decided one day that I was stuck in a job I no longer liked and needed a change.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Most clients are looking for a combination of relaxation and therapeutic massage.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I worked doing corporate massage Quicken Loans. They were very friendly and appreciative of my chair massage services.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they are licensed and insured, which is now a requirement in Michigan. Ask them about their training. I am board certified which means I took a national standardized test so I come to the field with a standard above most.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That I went to school for a year focusing on the science of the human body and working on my skills to be able to use a variety of techniques to address common problems that my clients present. I do not just just rub on people. There are good therapists and bad ones. Clients know the difference when they come to me.