Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
I will never forget him! I was a newly certified massage therapist and decided to place an advertisement in a local paper. The person I talked to about the ad ended up to be my first client!
That was years ago. There are still some standard massage techniques that I still use but otherwise, my approach has changed drastically.
Personally, I'm a devoted life-long learner. This makes me acutely aware of what I don’t know. I drastically expand my understanding of how the body works so I can work more specifically and quickly to get to the root of pain...
Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
We are not machines which can be tweaked and Indeed, we can become addicted to, what we do on a daily basis... I should emphasize that Inner Fire is all about choice. Yes being a masseur is addictive but in a good way, Your always meeting people and helping them fill better, Wich by itself can be very addictive to me, But If I was injured and was not able to give massages anymore, Yes I would miss it so much, doing this type of work make me fill like complete person...
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
Yes, I have been doing this for over 5 years and I have built up a good number of returning clients over the years.
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
First, my parents taught me to treat others in the way I'd like to be treated. I absolutely want all my clients to get my absolute best in my services and the setting in which my services are being performed...
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
I would be overjoyed if my clients felt relaxed, the pressure that they came with is gone and they leave with a smile and make a return appointment...
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to be physically active—I love to run and going to the gym to lift weights
I like volunteer work, to help others,
I also like attending seminars or conferences, reading fiction or non-fiction, or learning new languages...
Why did you become a Masseur?
I became a Masseur because I felt the need to provide care through my hands. I believe in a holistic approach of well-being and the magic of touch. I believe that if we get massages periodically we will avoid tons of illness and issues and save a lot of money.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Imagine kneading dough for 6 to 8 hours a day?
Could you keep up with that pace indefinitely?
That’s exactly how it feels on the hands and joints.
The physical damage that can accumulate by overworking your body includes tendonitis in the wrists, elbows, and shoulders, carpal tunnel in the wrists, tennis elbow and trigger finger/thumb.
All of these injuries can quickly end your career if you are not careful.
It is important to develop the ability to keep healthy and fit over the long term.
If you cannot keep fit, you may want to choose a different, less rigorous profession.
As a good masseur, you need to constantly stay upbeat and positive with all your clients at all times. In addition to requiring a grueling physical workout, dealing with a constant stream of patient and client demands requires mental health and stamina.
Needless to say that in order to succeed in this profession you need to be mentally tough, stable and ensure your own long-term mental health.
Advantage can be flexibility.
As a home-based business or traveling massage therapist, the profession can provide extreme flexibility for a second income earner in the home.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
I really couldn’t say, I’ve known a handful of other masseurs they were all pretty unique. I would say I’m the only and best version of me.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
10 years. I imagine that I will do massage in some form for the rest of my life. I consider it my life work...
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I do enjoy traveling as often as possible. I take pleasure in interacting with other human beings from different areas of the world. I'm enamored with other human beings culture and their experiences. With my love of traveling, that doesn't detract from a quiet evening at home watching a film or relaxing with friends. So, if you want to define me and my travel, I would say I prefer traveling then being a homebody...
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Yes, everything in life is about mastery and requires training to get better at what you do definitely very important also listening to your intuition is very important as well...
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
Satisfied. Recharged. Eager to book their next session with me...