How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
"I'm so glad I did this. This was perfect."
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Based on experiences shared with other masseurs of the best class, that would be a wise observation.
Life needs and economies change, and it's the most successful masseur that can adapt with the shifting world.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
Traveling is a wonderful way to meet visitors in other cities who enjoy what I provide.
One week a month is what I aim for outside of New York.
San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston are my favorite places to visit.
More will be coming as I see new and interesting events.
When I'm home, I stay home to sleep and enjoy the wonderful outdoors.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
I've been in practice since 2007 and over 7000+hours over the table.
I can keep going another 10 years with the support of the community.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
What would make you choose me over anyone else you mean?
If you want strong, you get one of the strongest.
If you want massive, and all the nurturing and confidence that comes with size, you get the right match.
If you want experience, you have someone with 7000+ hours and many reviews to support the good choice you make.
Mostly, you get one of the best total combinations of service and creativity that stands apart from the rest.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Treat everyone well and professionally, even the ones that don't return the kindness. Your success is a partnership with your community.
Be organized, keep your goals in mind, keep your work and personal time balanced.
Your health is the most important thing!
Why did you become a Masseur?
After my first career path as a scientist stalled, my massage talents acme to the forefront. People noticed and commented on my natural talent. After that, the demand became so overwhelming that I responded to the wants of the community to take care of them. I've never looked back.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
When I'm not doing massage work, i'm managing a small art company developing creative projects for the queer/lgbtq community. I'm learning burlesque as well.
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
"Wow. That was amazing. I'm so satisfied. That was the right choice. I hope I can see him again and I hope he wants to see me. He's just right for me."
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
What would inspire and excite someone about what is offered, you mean?
Well, I've done bodybuilding and weightlifting for years, so being strong and powerful is a big surprise to most new visitors.
The books and artwork in my studio space are also delightful and create a creative, relaxing environment.
What's most surprising for visitors is that when they come in, they're not just hiring me. They are helping to support the artists, animators and other creatives I contract with much of the money to make new books, performance art pieces and music.
Almost every dollar invested in my massage practice goes toward improving the massage experience or supporting the creative efforts of other talented people.
That's a great surprise that happens beyond the four walls.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
When you say successful, what would it look like to you?
TO me, it looks like many returning visitors who trust me to take care of them, have a laugh and a story, and still create the relaxing, restorative experience they are looking for the way a man can who understands other men.
7000+ hours in practice, a loyal community, and name and face recognition wherever I go in the world is a rewarding reminder of the success that the community has created with me. It's about our partnership being successful, not just the applicant.
Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
My first visitor was an older man in upstate new york. IT was an hour session and he was very easy to work with. I was nervous about hurting him because I was so much stronger than him, but he was very pleased with the firm pressure and confident rhythm of my technique application.
I knew then I'd found my calling.
Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
Massage gives me as the professional an immediate and tangible reward after every session. This is one of the few professions where you have a concrete positive effect on a person's life after your time with them. Each application of technique is a chance to refine my effectiveness, so it soon becomes a wonderful game of how I can help and heal someone faster and easier.
I love the positive feedback I get from this. I would be hard-pressed to give it up.