How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
It's interesting but very recently I had a client who told me that he was "seeking an exorcism" and that is exactly what I gave him.
How often do you travel? Do you prefer to travel or are you more of a homebody?
Homebody but I will travel if hired to do so.
Tell us a little about yourself, if you were to pick something what would you like your clients to absolutely know about you?
I can have a very hard exterior; but underneath that I can be even harder. LOL.
Joking aside all you need to know about me is that I'm an excellent masseur. That's why you are reading this right?
Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
I distinctly remember an older guy at the Swedish Institute clinic who had a mole and when I massaged him, I accidently rubbed the mole and it came off! Ew.
I'm a bad waiter, acting wasn't enabling me to support myself and hairdressing involved smelling too many chemicals, hence I choose to go the Swedish Institute, study massage and get my license. That was 1990 when having a license meant something. Nowadays a license has no meaning, especially in the M4M world. I still keep mine active because it's important to me to be licensed by the state, just like many other professionals in N.Y. and in the U.S.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
How would you like someone that contacts you for a massage to feel when they leave?
It was worth it.
What are your hobbies, what do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to perform, do music, write poetry and more. On Youtube you can find my channel quite easily; it's stevenorr54. In the process of separating my channel into various playlists. Also beginning to brand #steveorrwhat. That's a work in progress.
RM blog here censors my blog address. If you search Blogger Bodyworker Arts or SteveOrrstories, you should be able to find it. Email me for the link if you are having trouble. Also check out Tumblr Saintorr "Cruel City." That's more digital content.
I love to write, blog and make music. That pretty much covers it. See sites above for my writing, music, and performances.
Why did you become a Masseur?
For the money. And I have a marvelous capacity to give of myself. I also enjoy working one-on-one with people and being able to transform people's lives, if only one hour at a time...being a masseur is only one aspect of my life.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
Do no harm!
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
I'm Steve Orr of St.Orr Healing Arts and nycmasseur.com. There is only one truly original, one of a kind beautiful being here. Touch me while you can.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you'd like to continue?
Have you heard of "The Pleistocene Epoch." LOL.
Licensed in 1991. "It's been a long, time coming; gonna be long time gone..."
Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
I practice "harm reduction" both when it comes to my alcohol intake and when it comes to men. That means "I monitor how much I drink and what I do with each man I meet. How the hell do you think I've lasted this long?!? I am a good influence on humanity. How many men can actually say that and believe it? Not a lot my son, not a lot...
Is extensive training necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
Training and achieving success are two different things.
This site seems more concerned with "man types" and muscle size than anything else. I'm hot and mature and I like touching men so I'm here. I also offer excellent therapeutic massage. I know this about myself. My experience has taught me so much; and knowing how to use my body, not abuse it in the work. There's enough elder abuse everywhere and especially in the M4M world. Ageism is rampant, and endemic to our culture. I program my mind for success and work out to nourish my body. I also "love more, hate less" with the accent on love! I guess that's a kind of formula for success in terms of dealing with men and bodywork. Success is a mindset. Read "Think and Grow Rich" and you will see what I mean. Thank you for the opportunity to express myself!