Why did you become a Masseur?
I became a masseur originally as a means of supporting myself before college, then during, and ever since on a mostly part time basis. Giving massages relaxes me and satisfies a need to connect with other men.
I learned massage therapy from a partner of mine who was licensed. And I have kept my techniques fresh by trading with well experienced and licensed therapists.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
My massage is not the type that leaves you hurting and sore afterwards. Mine is a very relaxing and still therapeutic and professional. Unlike other masseurs with an attitude, I approach clients in a warm, welcoming manner. Every client wants a REAL massage but some therapists want to just skip to the end and cheat you with lousy work and not working the whole hour. Not me. My ethics and values drive my professionalism and nurturing, caring approach.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
I judge the quality of my work upon the satisfaction of my clients, and their testimonials.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Expect a great massage with all the skills and professionalism that entails. Let the rest of the experience happen naturally, don’t force anything. When your goal is an excellent massage, first and foremost, you will always leave satisfied.
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Training is just the start. Experience makes up for any lack of formal training and self-education by getting massages so you can learn new techniques and feel for yourself what the client is experiencing.