Kyle_S's Massage Interview
Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
I actually do recall my first client because he is also a regular client to this day. I remember being anxious/slightly nervous but with the good music and lighting, I just let my hands lead and the anxiety diminished with each passing stroke.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
I do consider myself a successful masseur. I have been doing it in my spare time for some time now and have a number of clients who have come back for multiple sessions.
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
I try to ensure my clients leave feeling relaxed as well as seeing the value in their session. I also want my clients to return so I want to make sure each receives a personal touch.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I love to cook!
Spontaneous road trips
Creating new experiences
Netflix and Chill
Camping, hiking and the outdoors!
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Focus on the quality of your sessions. Picture yourself as the client. Would you see the value in your session? Find ways to take control and break the ice to create a comfortable atmosphere. Start with creating the right music playlist, proper soft lighting and an inviting, comfortable attitude.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
I feel I am intuitive. I focus on the moment and let my hands lead the way.
I also take the time to provide a clean, relaxing, professional and welcoming ambiance.
Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
I do find being Masseur is addictive. There is something very intimate about the Masseur/client session and the body's response to touch. Somewhat like story telling with your hands/body.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
I have been doing this on and off for a few years now. I think I will always find time to be a Masseur no matter what my situation is at the time.
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Every client is different and each is a new learning experience for the Masseur. I believe it's beneficial to develop a craft either through training, self-teaching or learning as you go and being mindful and in the moment with each and every client.
Why did you become a Masseur?
I wanted the opportunity to connect with and to serve others. I have always considered myself a healer.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
Lately, I have been quite the recluse due to Covid....but...I love to travel! It's such a humbling and liberating experience to pick a destination and explore ;-) I am currently taking classes and working toward being in a position to be able to travel more often. I would like to venture out more and gain clients in other cities. Drop a message and let me know that you would be interested in me coming to your city and maybe I will find a way to work it out.
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
I want my clients to feel relaxed, satisfied and eager to come back for another experience. I try to ensure a comfortable first experience.