Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
My first client I ever treated was someone that had been through a great trauma in their life and this had been their very first massage ever. Often times people are unknowingly starved of touch and when you actually touch someone you heal them. The massage was very emotional for the client's mind and body. There was a moment when the client eventually let out a very slow and deep exhale and their whole body just melted in my hands. I think it was that moment that I realized the importance touch is. Sometimes you have to experience something in order to really believe it.
The entire reason I wanted to become a therapist was to help people experience relief. Every client I have ever served I have learned from.
Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
Well when you start getting compliments from your clients spouses then I would consider that being successful.
I am just fortunate to have the clients that started with me from the beginning and they have faith in me and support me with anything I do. I know a lot of people that dread going to work everyday but I never feel that.
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 a different person than I was 12 years ago. I was miserable at a desk job. I never allowed myself to pursue things I was passionate about. I had a really poor attitude overall. A little angel came into my life and in a moment I was transformed into something completely different.
My passion was helping people. I became a coach and was helping people live longer lives. I have met the most amazing humans on earth in my career.
On a personal level I am sarcastic and brutally honest but never judgmental. I never break trust and I am fiercely loyal.
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
I just want my client to feel that I'm just as invested in them and they always feel welcomed to come back.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
video games, I love playing sports over watching sports, bodybuilding, surfing, reading, travel, gardening.
I do not like to spend time idly. Not really into TV or movies.
Why did you become a Masseur?
I love how simple it is and how complex you can make it. You have the freedom to make your own schedule and you get to meet amazing people.
I love the way the human body operates and is put together. I love that we are still learning about it. Massage is an important part of keeping up with our health. It is literally the first form of medicine.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
For some people it is a natural calling. If you don't get the call then it might not be for you. I've been in couples massage rooms with a therapist and they are texting while they are massaging a client. You gotta be willing to not let time be about yourself and be only about the client.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
All therapists bring something wonderful to the table. I bring knowledge and experience. Sometimes humor.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
6 years. I think i'll always be involved in some capacity. I would love to teach.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
It depends. I'm kinda petrified to travel with the current health issues in the world.
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Absolutely not. Being intuitive and grounded is the only really prerequisite. We never stop being students of our craft.
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
I want clients to not be able to put words to their experience. Just a better sense of self and a better connection to their body.