Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
I would agree with that. It is a form of communication that so much of the western world has lost contact with. Touch is a fundamental human sense but our society has repressed it so much. Massage is a way for people to reconnect. I would miss it very much if I was unable to do massage work.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
If having many returning clients who recommend me to their friends who then become regular clients then yes I guess I do consider myself successful and very honored.
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
I want all my clients to leave feeling light-footed and blissful as well as feeling re-energized and relaxed. I want them to feel like they were appreciated and cared for and I hope they will feel like they want to rebook with me as soon as they can.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I'm pretty much an outdoors kinda guy I love hiking, boating, camping, canoeing, swimming, gardening, I am a naturist so I enjoy just hanging around outside naked and communing with nature. I do have a domesticated side as well I love cooking, sewing, designing, and other art forms.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Be open and accepting of others. I think this is maybe the most important part of being a good masseur. Treat everyone with respect and love and you can't go wrong. On top of that get some training and experience. All these will take you a long way.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
I've been a masseur for over 20 some years I imagine I will continue until I'm physically not able to do massage any longer. I love helping people and helping them heal and be restored is one of the greatest gifts a masseur can achieve.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I travel quite a bit internationally and domestically.
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
I'm caring. I think that being an intuitive and caring person makes all the difference in healing massage work. When I'm in a session with a client they are my focus and all my energy and attention is on them and their body and how they are reacting to my touch. I care for them and want them to be energized and strengthened.
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
I want my clients to feel relaxed, energized, and joyful. My goal is to help my clients reconnect to themselves and to pull their energies to the surface so they leave experiencing joy .
Why did you become a Masseur?
I have always been a caring, compassionate person. I love helping others and I've always had a healing ability wich I love to share. I see massage as both a spiritual, sensual, and healing process. Touch and the sharing of healing energies are I feel fundamental to health and happiness. I have a natural innate empathy and insight into other's and massage gives me the ability to combine all these traits in service to others to bring them joy and it makes me joyful knowing that I can help others using my talents.
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
I guess it depends on what you mean by "extensive training" I don't think thousands of dollars of guild training is needed to be successful but it is important to have a good working knowledge of the human body the musculature and skeletal structures. I think these are necessary to prevent causing harm. What I think is most important to be a successful masseur is natural empathy, to be truly accepting and caring toward all clients and the ability listen to them . Most clients want to know that you value them and thay can trust you to care about their needs. Empathy and intuition will help you identify needs the client may not even know they have and allow you to bring healing in new and exciting ways.