Interview with a gay male masseur
Manchester Gay Massage Service
Why did you become a Masseur?
After ten years as a self employed travel agent, I was ready for a change. I knew a friend doing massage part time, and I felt I would enjoy being out of the sales trap and doing something completely different.
I bit the bullet and it is the best thing I have ever done! I really enjoy my new role as a Masseur and I know 100% I made the right move.
What distinguishes you from all the other Masseurs?
I think my biggest selling point is how much I enjoy the role. Having been for a few massages myself, I couldn’t help but notice a lot of Masseurs come across as though massaging is a chore. For me, it is very enjoyable, and the more my client enjoys the massage, the more I get from it too.
How long have you been a Masseur and how long do think you’d like to continue?
I am new to the massage world, I have been massaging around two months full time.
I see it as a long term career, and in June I am returning to Chiang Mai to develop my massage skills and learn new techniques. I am there for a month, learning Thai, Indian Head and sports massage.
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 jumped the gun and placed an advert before I had even bought a massage table, so I had to perform the massage on my bed!
Luckily the client was understanding, really enjoyed and is now a repeat client. He does much prefer it now he can enjoy my massage on a massage bed!
Some people say that being a Masseur is addictive. Would you miss your Masseur days ?
I am still relatively new to massage, I am not sure about addictive but it is highly enjoyable, I think I enjoy giving the massage as much as my client’s enjoy receiving!
I am certainly in no rush to give it up just yet!
Do you consider yourself a successful Masseur?
It is early days yet, but my diary is always pretty full and I get lots of repeat clients, so I consider my successful so far, but I appreciate that being new demand is higher.
Do you charge your clients upfront? Trust dictates to wait. What is your opinion on developing trust between Masseurs and Clients?
My website states that payment is upfront, and I tend to ask for it to get it out of the way.
Most clients prefer to pay upfront to get the transaction out of the way so after the massage they can relax and leave without worrying about money!
What client request surprised you the most?
A client asked me to spank him throughout the massage. I initially emailed back to say this is not something I offer, he came to see me anyway, and I gave it ago and quite enjoyed!
Is experience necessary for a Masseur in order to be successful?
I think experience can obviously help with knowledge of techniques, but I also think that being fresh to the industry means you are eager to please and ensure your client has a good service.
I think what makes me a good Masseur is my ability to read people from body contact, and this is something that cannot be taught or learnt from experience.
Feel free to use the comments section below to ask more questions!