Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
Yes. As a matter of fact it was a client I had when I was in Massage School. and still to this day he is one of my most loyal clients.. He wanted to try a sensual massage and it was my first sensual so a little nervous but still relying on my massage skill and techique it turned out to be a great esperience. Doing a massage in my underwear and not using draping. It was amazing and he I mean we both loved it.
A friend of mine told me I had great hands and that I should go to massage school and put them to use. And that's what I ended up doing. While in school my instructors told me that I had a special gift and since then I've been using my gift and loving it.
Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
Yes it is addictive for sure. My saying to people is that "I'm good at what I do because I love what I do." I also say "Always love yourself first." that way you can make the day for others with a simple smile. Amen!
And yes I would miss my masseur days BUT not planning on doing that for a long time :)
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
YES, EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL!!!
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
I'm a country boy from G'boro, NC. Farming with my parents, considered a people person. I love people and I don't care where their from. Went to school studied threatre received my BFA and thenwent on to get my MFA. Now I do both theatre and massage.
That I treat everyone the way I want to be treated myself. I Never discriminate that's the way I was bought up. I love skinny to overweight large guys it doesn't matter. We all need love and affection!
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
I want them to feel like this was the best experience they've ever had in their life. feeling renewed and ready to face the world with a bigger smile and an OMG moment. :)
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy theatre, fishing, gardening nature, cooking...
Why did you become a Masseur?
Long story short. My mom use to say to me.."You touch to much to be a boy"...and now she says shes so glad im a massage therapist and when she visits i massage her and she loves me doing her legs and feet. Who would have thunk it.! And because I do theatre I use to massage peoples shoulder's and back's not knowing what I was really doing and thats when a theatre friend who was a massage therapist told me that I should go to massage school and learn and he talked me into it and I've never turned back.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Make sure that you enjoy people and are not disgusted by people that are out of shape, overweight, or even handicapped. If you love the human body and want to help others feel better no matter who they are when it comes to massage then its for you.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
I think its because I do it because I love it, its not about the money. I HONESTLY LOVE WHAT I'M DOING! Everyone can't say that.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
I've been CERTIFIED since December 6, 2007. I will do it until I cant do it anymore. If my hands are still good at 80 I will continue :)
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
Because I do theatre I do travel abit but I always take my table with me. And when Im home I enjoy being home.
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Extensive training is not necessary but its always good to learn more about your craft. You dont want to be a one note type of guy. Its always good to try and do different things with your clients, It will keep your clients coming. And you won't become bored with what youre doing. :)
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
like an OMG moment, I cant wait for the next time, If heaven is anything like this then this is my heaven on earth momment..etc.. I have several clients that save up and treat themselves. many i try to give a dicount but many want take it....sometimes they do :)