Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
I do remember my first client! He knew I was new and I was learning and afterwards he really enjoyed the massage and I thought I did a horrible job and I was so nervous. I decided to be a masseur when my partner, who is a masseur as well, was really able to make his own schedule, it was awesome to watch him work bond with customers and clients. It was definitely something that caught my attention!
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
Patience is one of my best virtues, But like everyone Not Without Limits. But I am understanding and empathetic. Life happens and we pull ourselves up and we keep moving if we understood that better in ourselves that we would understand that with other people.... and if we understood it with other people maybe we can all get along.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
After being a personal trainer, I've done a lot of research with foam rollers and what study show how, with continued use, it clears up the skin, elongates muscle tissue, minimizes cellulite, and helps break down lactic acid in the muscle tissues. Now what makes me different is I have applied some of those techniques to my direct contact massages using my forearms and fist to squeeze the fluids out of muscle tissue so it can be replenished with fresh fluids increasing blood flow. Incorporating that with a little bit of Thai techniques, as well as modern traditional methods you get an overall massage that's relaxing and allows you to continue with your day, energized instead of Zapped.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I am an artist and designer by trade. I'll sit down and I'll draw some ideas out, see if I can make them and other times I just like to sit down and watch cartoons. Try not to take life too seriously, but I do like to create and I express myself through my art.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I certainly do not travel as often as I want but, I have traveled a lot in the past and nothing beats your own bed in your own space. But at this point in time I would love to travel more again.
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
I want them to feel like they've made a friend, somebody that they're not afraid to express themselves to or ask questions, or seek advice. When you think about it relaxed is it stayed inside and out your body can feel great but if you're still tense about your masseur, what's the point?
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Do your research, have somebody you trust to give you honest feedback. Know that you will make mistakes, accidents will happen, appointments will be canceled, you will be late and that's okay. Communicate, be polite be courteous because the good clients will forgive you.
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Knowledge is always a key, extensive formal training? No I do not believe it's necessary to be successful. Some of the best personal trainers and massage therapist I know don't have certifications and never went to school but they sat down and did their research, they read books, studied the human anatomy. It really comes down to the individual if you make the effort in essence it really is extensive training.
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
I want them to feel like it was worth their time inside and out. I like to think they can come back to me comfortably without feeling pressured. And look forward to the massage and the conversation.
Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
It kind of is. Good habits always have a ritual. Establish a rituals that make you happy and not only is it addictive it makes you want to work harder it makes you want to be better for your clients. Would I miss my masseur days? Yeah I think I would, there's a very special bond that you develop with your clients in exchange of energy that you can't get any way else.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
There is always room for improvement.
Why did you become a Masseur?
I wanted a flexible schedule so I can pursue personal interest, so I can grow on my own time.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
I am a relatively new masseur in comparison to most I've only been doing it for about 2 years now been researching it for a long time and I'm very well-versed in the anatomy and how my technique can benefit people. And I don't know how long I like to continue probably as long as I can :).