Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
The human body is addictive! Not just the art of massage and tissue manipulation, it is poetry. The body is the most AMAZING thing that you will ever own.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
I own my own company, Kneads Therapy Massage in Phoenix.
Featured in AMTA Southwest Massage as 1 of 5 premier massage therapists in Phoenix.
I do consider my self a successful masseur.
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
I want you to leave exhausted, spent, and ready for a nap or wide awake, refreshed and ready to take on the world, and tame lions.
Why did you become a Masseur?
It is a very long story, however I can sum it up with this. Our First Responders, Police, Doctors, EMTs, Nurses, Fire Department, Military both active and inactive, always have my gratitude, and to show my thanks, they have a very special rate.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
I do travel a bit. Normally within the Southwest from Texas, to California, up to Seattle
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
I have been a licensed massage therapist since 11/14/1997. I plan on working until I am physically no longer able to
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I am a bit of a geek, so other than Super Hero movies, ComicCon, I enjoy reading the works of Shakespeare, and researching new and exciting modalities, and anatomy
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
A)Don't overcharge for your service(s), there is always someone else out there that will undercut your rate, and provide the same service.
B)Remember to stay licensed and insured. People are a bit sue happy these days. No license, or insurance, will lead to problems later.
C)Get client intake forms, they will help with insurance problems that will pop up later.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
Real massage therapists have studied anatomy, and gross anatomy, physiology, and biology to become a licensed body worker. My technique is unlike any other LMT, after 22 years of study and bodywork
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
A real massage therapist/ masseur should keep learning, thus we have C.E.s Take a few more classes, and you will be one of the best.
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
happy, whole, exhausted, drained, spent, ready for a nap
Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
It was after I had graduated in Tx (1997)Client lived on the 3rd floor of an extended stay hotel, and the elevators were always out of order. I remember carrying my table up those stairs. Was also the first massage that nude and mutual touch was requested. Client was accommodated.
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
A)I am one of Phoenix's 5 Premier Masseurs for 8 years standing.
B) Currently work on 2 MMA fighters, Pro Football players, several police officers, a federal judge and a couple of Iron Man triathletes