Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
It definitely grows on you! I would surely miss it. I have met a lot of nice, friendly clients which makes it better yet.
Why did you become a Masseur?
I became a masseur because I love helping people and making them feel like a new person. One of the greatest things I enjoy hearing is that I made someone feel better!
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
I have been massaging in some form or other since I was a kid. I started more extensive work in 2017. I would love to do this as long as I am able!
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Be willing to accept criticism and grow from it. Treat yourself to massages and observe what makes you feel good in the massage. Learn from others, whatever method that may be!
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
I am known to put people at ease very quickly. I can be talkative, but I can also work very well in silence. I pride myself in being someone that clients love being around and a masseur that clients can totally just relax and know that I won’t do anything to harm them.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
A few of my hobbies are gardening and farming. I grew up on a 100+ acre farm, so that part of me will never leave! I also enjoy college sports, especially basketball and football.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
I am not one to boast on myself. I would just say that I am who I am. And I don’t apologize for that. I attract the type of people that are looking for someone like me. I actually give a massage and not just a “rub me to make me feel good” approach. Many folks say I have strong hands and I credit my upbringing on a farm and just living a country lifestyle for that. I do enjoy the city, but consider myself a country guy for life.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I try to travel at least twice a month. I usually keep it more regional, up to a 4 hour radius from my home location of Bloomington, Indiana.
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
When they leave, I want them to feel noticeably better than when they arrived. I feel like my job was not done correctly if that doesn’t happen.
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
If they are disappointed, I am more disappointed. I love to help and please folks so it would be very disappointing for me if that is the case.
Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
What I remember about my first client is how relaxed I felt after thinking I’d be nervous. We hit it off and had a great time together. I knew then that I wanted to continue being a masseur.
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
I feel that totally depends on each masseur. I believe some masseurs are naturally gifted. But no one is exempt from getting better. There is always room for improvement. I feel getting further training is key in staying a well grounded masseur.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
Yes I do. And that is because of positive feedback that I receive. If there comes a time that the negative is even close with the positive then I cannot consider myself a successful masseur.