Do you remember your first client ? Tell us something about that first day when you decided to be a Masseur!
I do remember my first client, I think we all do! Well after school and practicing on all the other students and teachers I was so nervous about being on my own. My biggest concern was that I wouldn't be able to fill the hour, I actually went over by 20 minutes.
I decided to become a masseur after a very bad car accident in college. The only way I found relief from my pain was through massage, so I decided I wanted to know more. Now I have traveled the world looking for new techniques and healing arts.
Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
I love what I do, I think the connection with another human is what is addictive. Massage is a mystery to me, I always try to figure out why my clients have tension in a specific area and how we together can work to relieve that tension and pain.
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
I do consider myself a successful masseur, I remember thinking I was average, I mean I knew I had strong big hands, but I never thought I was great. It wasn't until I gave this traveling executive a massage one night in his hotel room. This client would get two to three massages a week. He told me I was the third best massage he had ever had, that's when I starting thinking I might have a magic touch.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to be a Masseur?
The advice I would give anyone who wants to make a career change is to do what you love and comes naturally to you. "If you do what you love you will never work another day!" I left corporate America a while back, sure I don't make the six-figure income I did as a marketing executive, but my stress level is much better and I truly love what I do now! I might not be rich, but the quality of my life is so much better!
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
I think the biggest thing that distinguishes me from other masseurs is my vast training in different places around the world which allows me to approach massage challenges with different techniques from around the world. In my standard massage I typically use techniques from the USA, India, Italy and the Dominican Republic. I also use heated flaxseed pillows that I make which provide deep heat to further relax muscles.
How do you like clients to feel about the experience when they leave?
Most importantly I want my clients to feel happy with the massage they just received. I want to make sure their expectations were met.
What to expect:
- 30 Minute Massage - focus just on your back, or a brief introduction covering your back, backside of arms and legs.
- 60 Minute Massage - 45 minutes of the massage you will be face down and I will work your back, neck, head, arms, glutes, and legs. The last 15 minutes you will be face up and I will work your chest, arms and legs.
- 90 Minute Massage - 60 minutes of the massage you will be face down and I will work your back (about 30 mins), neck, head, arms, hands, glutes, legs and feet. The last 30 minutes you will be face up and I will work your chest, arms, and legs.
- 120 Minute Massage - Is like a 90 minute massage but there is flexibility to focus on your problem areas more and add in a facial massage or more time on your feet.
Ultimately this is YOUR massage, tell me what you like and I will try to customize the massage to your liking.