Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
My first clients were my family and friends. I've always loved the benefits that a good massage can bring to someone and so my first memory is the relief that a paying customer also found my massage enjoyable and it hadn't just been my family and friends being kind to me about my skills.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
I am! It takes a long time and a lot of hard work to build up a client base - however, once you have put the energy in to this as a career you will find lots of clients become repeat clients and even friends and then it becomes a lot easier.
Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
I think that giving (and receiving) massages is a health and wellbeing choice and so it just becomes a lifestyle - I don't know what else I would do :)
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
I used to play football semi-professionally and it was always my dream to follow that route - sadly it wasn't to be.
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
Well, they should definitely feel better than when they arrived! Depending on the type of massage they could feel relaxed, relieved, revived, lighter, happier. I always discuss which of these the client would like to achieve.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Being a masseuse can sometimes mean unsociable hours - however, when I do take some time off I like to explore London and especially new places to eat!
Why did you become a Masseur?
I'm a people person and I have benefitted from massage myself in the past - it made sense to see whether I could progress my interest in helping other people.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
The biggest thing is confidence when giving someone a massage as you are dealing with people closely in a 1 on 1 scenario - so it helps to work on this first with family and friends.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
I'm an extremely positive and friendly person and can immediately put anyone at ease - I've been told that this sets me apart.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
I have now been doing it for 6 years on a self employed basis. - I would like to have my own retreat at some point in the future.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I love to travel (covid permitting) and seeing different parts of the world is another passion of mine. I would love to go to Bali and learn some more of their massage techniques!
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Yes! and I think you have to continue adding to your skills and knowledge continuously. Clients can tell straight away if you don't know what you're doing.
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
The aim is that it's that good that they book back in for the next session haha!