I must admit the facts — it’s hard to make a decent living by giving Thai Massage professionally.
A job as Thai masseur means a lot of massage treatment hours for rather little money. Unless you manage to “infiltrate” into the jetset, rich and famous, that is, the people who are willing to pay exorbitant prices simply because you got lucky to have become “the latest, hottest thing.”
But then — well, that’s not really what I’d like to talk about right now. I’d like to say something about the job itself.
I think being a Thai Massage practitioner is without doubt one of the most wonderful professions in the world. And I’m gonna tell you why.
You see, giving a Thai Massage session on the mat, on the floor takes about two hours. It’s two hours of payed workout really. That is, it’s a workout for the client, but certainly one for me. Now tell me, who goes to the local gym and gets paid to have a complete body workout?
Then — Thai Massage is like dancing. A dance around and with the receiver. Fluent and graceful movements. You forget yourself. You are being danced. It’s simply a nice, satisfying feeling to move around like that.
Giving Thai Massage is also a kind of meditation. Becoming one with the flow of the session. Feeling intuitively what is needed. Becoming the perfect instrument.
It’s really like practicing art. Every session is different. A new painting. A new choreography. Different angles. New horizons. Yes, each session feels like creating a small little masterpiece. A two hour piece of art.
And on top of that we often get this extra reward — a client who’s happy, relaxed, relieved. Someone who feels very alive again. Energized, vitalized. Someone who looks into your eyes with gratitude.
Now tell me! Isn’t it the most wonderful job?