Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
Massage therapy has always been meditative for me. The exchange of energy between two people through touch is both therapeutic and revitalizing. Massage is something I plan on practicing for as long as my muscles and body allow me to. 💪🏽🙌🏽🤓
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
The kind and thoughtful reviews that clients have left me make me feel a sense of accomplishment as a masseur. I know I’ve been successful when I hear happy moans or when the client melts off the table at the end or falls asleep. That’s when I know I’m doing something right.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I’m a huge nerd and spend a lot of my time reading the latest research articles for advancements in medicine or nutrition studies. My focus as a Neuroscience major had a lot to do with how the bacteria in your gut affect your brain. Always learning! I’m a professional photographer as well so am often doing shoots for clothing brands, editorials, and ad campaigns.
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
As always, the goal is to have the client melting off the table, leaving their stress and tension behind.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I’ve been lucky enough to be able to travel to many exciting places. There is so much to see and discover in this world and not enough time to do it all! I used to consider myself a homebody but as I travel more often I realize that our entire little planet is home here in our crazy universe.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
A few things separate me from other masseurs on this site. For one, I specialize in glutes and legs and have perfected techniques that combine different styles of massage to really roll out the muscles in the lower body. I use different parts of my body from fists to forearms and knees to hands. Secondly, I always tune into my clients to be better able to connect with them. Often times, especially with masseurs that have years of experience, the massage can become routine and can feel like the masseur is just ‘going through the motions’. I’m always present with each person, noticing cues, feeling their energy, and connecting with them. That’s something that I feel is lacking with some of the masseurs on this site.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
The advice I would give to someone who wants to become a masseur, especially for this site, is that a great massage has nothing to do with how a masseur looks like. Yes, the fantasy of getting a massage from a dreamy guy sounds like the perfect massage, but at the end of the day everyone wants a great legitimate massage and a genuine connection. Only get into this if you have a passion for connecting with all different types of clients and you want to spread good energy and positivity throughout our community.
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Extensive can mean many different things. While I think a ‘natural touch’ is all you need to get started, some kind of training is necessary to make sure you don’t injure clients and know how to work with different muscles and parts of the body.
Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
Our first time is always a little nerve wracking, lol. A few years prior I had taken an intensive in Singapore that taught masseurs how to meditate through massage practice. So I started with my breathing and then began focusing only on the areas my hands were touching just as I was taught. From then on my heart rate slowed and my breathing became steady. The client left very very happy with the experience 🤓🙌🏽🙌🏽
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
Hmm. One thing I’d like my clients to know is that I care. I care how they feel about the experience when it’s over, I care about the temperature in the room, how things smell, how clean they are. I want you to leave better than you came at the least and having experienced something completely new at the most. I think about ways to make my session better and I keep reading and learning about this art. It may just be a massage to some but this work can be transforming if you let it.
Why did you become a Masseur?
Healing has always been in my wheel house. From nursing, to outreach, to being an animal care practitioner, I’ve always had a calling to help heal. When I decided to train as a masseur I knew it was just another part of the puzzle I’ve put together to help heal.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
I’ve been a masseur for about 8 years now and hope to continue with it as long as my strength allows. 💪🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
Euphoric. Like on a high. Ready for bed or energized (depending on what their body needs and what I give them.). Above all, I want them to feel good about themselves and be happy🙏🏽🤓