Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
I would definitely miss it. My days are so full of phones, computers, and stress. all trying to survive as an artist. When I meet with a sagee(client) all that stops. Allowing time to slow down! The focus of intentionally breathing surfaces again. A moment to get in touch with a slower balance. I come out the other side relaxed and energized. with body and spirit!
Truly feel I get just as much healing out each session as do the sagees
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Well it’s more of an off and on full time job! That makes little income lol. I have been creating and performing video arts for 26 years. Lots of work as a vj but also experience in Video as fine art, stage design, performance, etc.
Currently reinventing myself!
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
I strive to have my clients leaving feeling physically relaxed. A given right?
Equally as important is spiritually energized and emotionally balanced. The art of touch isn’t just about the physical but all parts of the Being.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
No. Success denotes completion. I am a practicing masseur. Constantly trying to improve.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
Oh my personality of a kind unique handcrafted bat area native.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I love to travel, often times will just get in the car and go to small town and turn on that ad see what happens. So if you’re interested suggest your town to me. I may just show up
Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
I was so nervous! I cleaned the house top top bottom . Spent hours making a soundtrack. Practiced my greeting because first impresions are so very important. I had fresh cut fruit for him and meditated for 30 minutes before his scheduled arrival.
he never showed :(
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
Art Spirituality and Body are very important to me. It's Not about looking good or being happy all the time. More about using art to challenge myself to go deeper into the understanding of myself. My little quote:
"Emotion is the language of the soul! Art is how we interpret that language.
Why did you become a Masseur?
I have always done hands on body work. From walking on my moms back at 5 years of age to my raver days ( lol). To now. I was apprehensive at first about turning it into a business. Was nervous the job aspect would take away the joy.
Well I found myself hurting for money as being an artist was cutting it. So decided to experiment and give it a try. I’m so glad I did. My skills and my heart have both grown immensely since I started.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Always trust your instincts.
From personal safety to living touch.
Book smarts, training and skill are all very important. But always weigh in your intuition as a factor. Combining all the above makes a masseur great and unique!
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Well, I suppose it depends on the kind of person you are. Some people learn well from reading books and some people learn better from hands on experience. Regardless, either path would require as many hours as possible to master the practice.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
Difficult question to answer. I remember walking on my moms back at age 5. I was a 10-pound baby so I felt like she kinda deserved it. I remember getting in trouble at my elementary school because apparently massage is not appropriate during recess. Then, of course, my raver days. Dubbed the "safe Gay massage guy" by the female population. Always a part of my life with my friends, family, and lovers...
It has always been with me and I still love it. I expect it to stay around for quite some time
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
I aim high for my clients to leave feeling RELAXED from the release of stress collecting muscles of the upper back and throughout the body. INVIGORATED from the increased blood flow throughout the body and mind. REJUVENATED as the scents from the custom mixed aromatherapies still linger gently. Lastly BALANCED from all of the above working together in harmony.