Since I was young I have always been drawn to touch and massage, the physical and emotional comfort of that connection. When I began studying and practicing massage more seriously a few years ago, I knew immediately that I was made for this! The strength in my hands, reaching deep into the muscles or lightly palpating the surface of the skin.. it's a magical feeling, meditative and intense at the same time. I love tuning into each individual's needs and sensitivities and finding the right points and pressures to achieve the utmost healing and letting go of tension. There's nothing more enjoyable than hearing that uffhh of finding a spot that needs some real attention!
I also believe all people, at any age or physical state, deserve and need to experience this kind of personal connection, closeness and touch that comes from a place of love. I am a deeply spiritual person, and I believe the physical contact of massage is just one part of a greater sharing of energy that happens when we enter into space of stillness and healing. Over the years I have worked on men and women, friends, family and strangers, but I find there is something especially beautiful and rewarding in working with other gay men. Of course it's just great for us to support each other within our community, but I think my abilities are also amplified by an understanding of shared struggles so many of us have faced in our lives. So much of our history is about secrecy, trauma and self-loathing, and we could all use a little empathy and healing! I also believe this format is a powerful opportunity for building inter-generational relationships and community, which may have existed in gay subcultures during other times, but is sorely lacking in our modern world.
A massage session with me will never be hasty or mechanical. As I search for trigger points and tender areas, I am also sensing energetically for stagnated flows or blockages. I work to awaken all your chakras, opening you up from root to crown, restoring balance and alignment and flow. I put considerable focus on opening the heart, center of compassion and total love, the gut-brain, center of instinctive knowing, and the third eye, center of insight and intuition. By sharing my heart with you, my hope is that you will pass on that higher vibration to all those you come into contact with, even subconsciously, and together we can heal this whole planet!
My massage space is zen, lush with plants, Buddha smiling to greet you. You will feel warm and at ease. Clean sheets and fresh towels are available if you'd like to shower before or after. I treat each session as a conversation, so the pacing and techniques often vary. Each move I make responds to your subtle feedback, tension or slack you may not even be consciously aware of, gently floating you along into weightless relaxation.
After our session, you'll feel unwound, aligned, relaxed as well as reinvigorated, maybe even a little taller! My massage is very unique and active, and I put a lot of physical and spiritual effort into it, and a lot of care. This is not a repetitive stroking of your limbs with a bucket of oil, but rather a detailed exploration, down to every knuckle, joint and tiniest muscle, healing and awakening your whole self. Most importantly, as long as you are with me, you will be attended to with utmost care, and you will be fully respected and honored as you are:)
The love and light in me bows to the love and light in you!
PS: I know Thai massage sounds a bit foreign, so please feel free to ask questions. We can design sessions to be more relaxing or therapeutic, with more or less stretching, depending on your interests. I'm also happy to address specific concerns about injuries, mobility issues, etc.
I promise the bodywork I offer is something special and powerful, probably unlike any other Thai or western style massage you've had before. Most of my first-time clients say it's actually the best massage they've ever had! Maybe they're just being nice ;D but I really do believe I'm offering something unique to this site. Don't be intimidated by those crazy little Thai ladies in movies! You don't have to be flexible or good at yoga, and I'm not gonna stand on your spine! But this work does have the power to correct causes of pain and open your body into its healthiest state of alignment! Let's give it a whirl:D
SESSIONS: I recommend at least 90min to experience the full array of techniques, sink fully into deep relaxation, and effectively address each area of the body.
Hello! My name is Can, and I just moved to NYC from Chicago where I lived for 3 years.. originally Nebraska born and corn-fed though:)
I studied creative writing and art in Nebraska and in addition to bodywork I am constantly creating other work, writing and visual art (photography, video, short film, performance, painting). I'd love to share some of my work with you!
Based in New York, NY 10002
Outcalls within 5 miles