Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
Body work is a calling. It chooses you. It's not addictive when you develop healthy relationships stripped of excess co-dependence.
Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
"Am I really getting paid to do what I love? Don't look like you're having too much fun: fake it 'til you make it!"
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
Only my clients could answer that!
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
Mutual respect, safety and privacy always come before fun with me. What can I say--for better or worse, I'm security-conscious!
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
A genuine human-to-human connection was made. This is energy work, not a contractual transaction!
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy! Hobbies, passion projects--too numerous to name!
Why did you become a Masseur?
To understand the nature of the Universe. I believe the inside is a perfect macrocosm of the outside. Or, in the words of Besser van der Kolk: The Body Keeps the Score.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Learn to heal thyself before you work on healing another. If you do not feel confident in taking on another's pain and injury into your own, transmuting the poison and generating healing, I would train and study more.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
A yoga instructor & practitioner for eight years, I work arduously to understand the connection of the spiritual body on the physiological. Healing hands, indeed!
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
I will continue for as long as the work speaks to me in a meaningful fashion! Even if I am not actively practicing on this site, rest assured the learning and practicing continues!
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I travel as often as the circumstance allows! I love it! Two warring needs within: freedom versus security. Travel or home? Why choose? Both are needed!
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Authenticity, transparency, training--and a therapeutic touch.
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
A genuine, human-to-human connection is established.