Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
I would probably miss the flexibility and dynamism of being able to work all around the world at any given time.
Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
I was 23, backpacking in Thailand and came across this very nice massage school in Koh Samui, so decided to give it a try and found it I’m gifted and can naturally commune with a client’s needs and bodily aches and problems.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
So far no complaints and plenty of people coming back so I’d say yes haha. Always open to constructive criticism of course
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
Before doing massage I graduated in Japanese Studies with a minor of Buddhist philosophy so If you want an immersive Buddhist massage setting or any other specific variant of eastern massage I can arrange that for you
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
Pleased, fulfilled, relaxed and eager to come back.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I take singing lessons, bike a lot, teach Japanese and hang out with friends.
Why did you become a Masseur?
Like the flexibility and freedom it allows me.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Do not think it simply entails pressing and pulling. You have to have a basic understanding of how the body works, where things are and how to manipulate them.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
Attention to detail and customer service ;)
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
3 years and counting until my hands give out.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
In the age of coronavirus not as much as I would like
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
I’d say training is always necessary, however lack of training is always made up for in how intuitive and naturally attuned you are I think
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
Hopefully that their experience has been different from their previous experience and that they have been able to see a different side of massage.