BRYAN KNIGHT (www.manworks.com/thegiant1) is a talented masseur in New York City who has been working in the massage business for over seven years. Standing at an impressive 6’6” he really is a giant one who specializes in deep tissue and Swedish massage and greater control of men with smaller to larger frames.
Where are you originally from and where do you currently live?
I was born and raised in Manhattan in New York City and am currently living in the Upper East Side.
For how long have you been working as a bodyworker/masseur, and what is your specialty?
I’ve been in practice for seven years and primarily focus on Swedish and deep tissue for therapeutic work, but my specialty is providing all of my great therapeutic work with the experience of being with a muscular, warm, and confident giant.
Why did you initially become a masseur? What is your favorite part about the job?
I started this as an alternative to the career in science that I was pursuing at the time. This is much more fun and lucrative. My favorite part about the job is being good at what I do and being appreciated for the work I provide.
What other techniques do you incorporate into your massages, or influence your approach?
Swedish and deep tissue techniques are the primary modalities from which I draw to provide the therapeutic satisfaction my clients seek.
When working with a new client or newcomer to massage therapy, how do you make them feel comfortable or relaxed under your touch?
The comfort starts from the moment they hear my voice on the phone to put them at ease. When they walk in the door, the already feel confident about the experience they are going to receive. My hands start on them from the moment they walk in, providing a reassuring touch to their hand, or a hug. That wins them over almost every time.
What is the most important quality one needs to continue having a successful and lasting career in massage therapy?
There are many qualities that are needed to provide long-term success, not just in massage but in most areas of life. If I had to pick one, I would say it is carrying the intent of firm but open compassion toward people you are here to help and support you. Understanding that we all rely on one another for our quality of life is a good guiding principle for a calling.
What qualities set you apart from other masseurs? Why are you the best at what you do?
What sets me apart from other masseurs is my size - I am much bigger and the size I carry has a dramatic effect on my client’s confidence and comfort. Professionally, I aim to provide more warmth and comfort from the initial contact until after the session is over for an experience of superior comfort.
Do you have a personal website or social networking profile to which we can direct your fans and clients?
Yes, clients can also reach me on Twitter at @BryanKnight66!
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