Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
I will never forget my first client. Even though massage in itself is not the reason of my practice, I did get into tantric healing work through massage. What was most memorable about that first experience was the realization that focused attention on someone else, via touch and intention, has healing capabilities for the client AND the practitioner. My own healing process regarding issues with male to male dynamics started with that first session back in 2010.
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
I honor 'soulful sharing' and I like to write, that's one reason I've been keeping my blog "Neo-Tantric Leather Shamanism [for Men who Love or Fear Ass]" on Tumblr since 2011. Writing allows me to communicate in my own voice, the experiences, research materials, anecdotes and stories about the path I have taken, to which I'm deeply committed, proud and grateful for.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
Living in New York City is a luxury and a responsibility. I have always been drawn to pushing my own limits and looking beyond the horizon. NYC's def the kind of place where such things are possible, but it demands constant work, a close relationship to one's passions and a sense of silliness, for the city is indeed crazier than one thinks. So, my 'spare' time is full: I'm a part-time Film student at Columbia, I love to read and write, I make videos and podcasts, take photos and go to concerts regularly. Big into Rock, Electro, Classical, Opera and Jazz, performance art and theater.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I love to travel and certainly looking to get out more. If you're not in NYC, please tell me where you'd want me to go meet you and take care of you.
Having said that, when it comes to sessions themselves, because of the environment I like to create, first-time sessions are best carried at my space. I can come to you on a case-by-case scenario.
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
Revitalized, relaxed but looking forward to rest of the day (or evening), and optimistic about life.
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
On-going training and constantly being open to new ideas and different ways of thinking to approach life are necessary for anyone, I think. I for instance, have been training and learning from the Shift Network (online), at the NY Open Center, Omega and others, to advance my knowledge and practice of Shamanism. It is in becoming conscious of what is not known where the power of transformation lies.