Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. The most common jobs I do for my clients are 1 hour and 90 minute or 2 hour massage sessions. Styles of massage vary depending on what my customer would like.
Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.
A. Over the past week I've completed two 90 minute Sports Therapy with stretching massages as well as a 4 - 1 hour Sensual-Sweedish style massages.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. When your looking for a provider for massage be sure you ask the Massage Therapist questions. The more you know the better your massage will be. Interacting and developing a "friendship" and or becoming a regular client ultimately will benefit you the customer in the long run.
Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?
A. How long have you been in business?
Are you available to travel or do you have an incall location?
I don't want to go out; Are you available come to my home?
I'm a woman and would love to be massaged by a man but how can I be sure that you won't take advantage?
Are you open and available to massage a man or couple?
How much is all this going to cost me?
I'm single, student, parent, having career/job difficulties in our economy, ect, and I'm not sure I can afford your service. Can you work with me?
Do you offer discounts to Military Personel?
Do you offer discounts to college students?
Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?
A. Make sure you have ample time for your massage and aren't rushed. I will sometimes go over the time scheduled if I feel you need or require the extra time, to help in your renewal and repair to your mind and body.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I generally stay pretty competitive, I always try and give a customer a quality session without having them feel rushed or pressured, but always safe and secure.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. What I like most is the diverse people I am able to meet.
I enjoy hearing back from my previous customers having them tell me how I was able to help them feel more pain free or giving someone else the ability to unwind, relax and enjoy a massage session.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Q1.: I don't want to go out; Are you available come to my home
A1: Yes of course, provided you are accessible and not too far out of the Maryland-Washington DC-NOVA Metropolitian Area.
Q2: I have had major surgery that has left me scarred and deformed - what will you think?
A2: I will think that you have gone through a terrible ordeal and need all the help and support you can get.
Q3: I'm a woman and would love to be massaged by a man but how can I be sure that you won't take advantage?
A3: You can't really but I have been massaging both men, women and couples professionally for 8 years as of January 2013 and haven't taken advantage of one yet. Give me a chance. You'll love it.
Q4: How much is all this going to cost me?
A4: I stay competitive, however generally you will find my service to be lower than anyone elses. I have regular rates, specials I run at different times and seasons of the year and returning client specials for those who are repeat clients and wish to have a long standing Relationship-Friendship with their masseur-massage therapist.
Q5: I'm single, student, parent, having career/job difficulties in our economy, ect, and I'm not sure I can afford your service. Can you work with me?
A5: Yes provided you are 21 +, I'm not in this business soley for the money, I have a true passion for the art of massage and the healing techniques that provide amazing feelings throughout the body. We can discuss all the details when you email me. If you are a student - A student ID will be required.
Q6: Do you offer discounts to Military Personel?
A6: Yes I do provide Military Discounts - Provided you can furnish your Military ID - Not a Drivers licence or State ID card or are dressed in uniform. Discount per 1 person is $20.00 USD off any 1 hour session, based on Massage Special, session rates. If you are Married or a couple per 2 people it's $50.00 USD off any 2 hour session. Both people as a couple do not have to have military ID'S only 1 person. Discount is also valid when no other promotional offers are on special and discount is also available for retired military as well.
Q7: What do most women clients enjoy?
A7: The majority of women clients enjoy a sensual massage with stimulation with a combination of Therapeutic, Tantra, Yoni massage and /or the sports therapy massage. The sensual massage is less deeper on pressure and your body and mind will feel refreshed, satisfied as well as uplifted.
With the sports therapy massage: It's more focused to gym-athletic minded people who enjoy stretching within a session in additon to the full body massage this type doesn't include stimulation. Usually women clients like spending time with me because my sessions from what I understand are less rough and more comforting than other masseurs and masseuses in the area.
Q8. What is a Medial Massage and what is it's use?
A8. The medial massage is a device I use that looks like a belt sander in a way with a rubber bottom. The device itself penetrates deep beneath the skins surface alleviating deep tight muscles and tissues. The device when used along the muscle structures of the body are loosened helping the body to feel more relaxed and rejuvinated. Generally I will only use the medial massage for 5 to 15 minutes depending on the persons body size and structure and tightness from what the muscle itself feels like. It feels amazing along the upper mid and lower back as well as the hands, shoulders, neck, thighs and feet, it's a wonderful stress reduction tool.
Q9: Do I offer same day appointments?
A9: Answer is yes provided I do not have something else scheduled. I also accept appointments in advance as well as last minute.
Q10: Is there was anything that a client can do before a session?
A10: I'd recommend a warm to hot shower to help the skin's pores to open up and to allow the essential oils and or lotions/creams be absorbed into the skin that helps in a couple ways. 1 - is the oils, lotions or creams are more easily absorbed into the skin helping the skin itself to be more allustrious and smooth. 2- It helps in the process of the massage when there isn't a preexsisting amount of sweat or dirt build up that can be messy when giving a massage. Many of the products I use are incredible for the skin. Since everyones skin type and tones are different, I use my best judgement on which one would be right for you unless instructed otherwise by you the client. Also let me know if you have any known allergies to skin care products in advance before scheduling your appointment.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. In all honesty, I got into this line of work and field based on what my mother used to tell me, after she came home from working two jobs and her neck, back and shoulders were sore. So I'd give her a massage and she always used to tell me I had magnificent hands. So I took what she said to heart and became a CMT.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. If your looking to get into this field. Make sure your open to differences in people. Make sure you have hand strength and the endurance to go the extra mile for your customers. Being friendly and open minded go a long way in the industry.