Welcome to the Bodyrubs Spotlight, where we highlight the expertise of our favorite sensual masseuses. In this edition, Toni shares how she successfully promotes her bodyrubs services, shares a funny client story, and more.
Q: How long have you been a sensual masseuse?
A: I have dabbled in it for quite a while, going on about 15 years now. At first I did it to supplement my income while going to school for bodywork, then also while working in various conventional settings. I now do it full time several days of the week and I find it still to be tons of fun and relatively little work.
Q: In what ways do you promote your business? Which of those has been the most successful for you?
A: Building a great website was always key for me as well as advertising on local provider boards. Although, I’ve advertised for a very long time, my best responses were due to having such a professional, well-written site with GREAT professional pictures (no selfies!). Primarily the website does all the work for me.
Consistently positive reviews are very helpful, and come about after years of working the industry and developing a name.
Q: What are you looking for in an ideal client? How do you target him or her in your marketing?
A: I work in a specialized niche in Sensual Massage utilizing over 2000 hours of education, study and training in multiple massage and bodywork modalities, so when gentlemen see me, they know they will get a high-end, better than spa quality massage. Clients who are serious about getting a great massage first and foremost usually seek me out based on my reviews and website info. I emphasize the therapy aspect, which targets clients who want to be healthy, feel good, and have a little thrill to boot.
I am real, honest, and unpretentious and try to show that on my site. I stay away from oversexed lingo, because I want the guy who wants MORE than that.
Q: Speaking of clients, have a funny client story you can share?
A: Long before I knew about client screening, I knew there may be people and situations that I would have to look out for. I had this one client who appeared shy about revealing personal info, had no references, and had limited contact info, but I still managed to let him see me.
He came in, everything was fine, I set him up in my treatment room, where most men get the clue that they are supposed to disrobe completely by the time I return to begin massage. When I came back, he was lying on the table still in his underwear. While that may not be a big deal, I was extra paranoid now because I’d always heard “if he’s a cop, he probably won’t disrobe all the way.” So I just flat out told him take everything off and he did, in a shy way. The voice in my head still said ‘keep your eyes open!’.
The massage went as expected and he left, no issues at all. I cleaned up the room and changed and when I looked out my living room window I saw police lights! I immediately thought “oh God they’re gonna knock on my door any minute!” Only thing I could think of to do was run out my back door, and “escape” into the alley. Mind you it was winter and I ran outside in my slippers and no coat!
Once I reached the alley I thought about running around the block. I had NO plan at all. Then I stopped and said “Hold it! I’m not doing anything wrong being in my house and doing whatever on my own property!” So I “womaned” up and marched back into my house. I looked out the window again and police were gone. It was a total random coincidence. When my heart stopped convulsing I laughed and went to bed!
Q: What’s your favorite feature of your Escort Design website?
I LOVE the ease of the content manager. I like how easy it is to add pics and new text in real time. The new templates are amazing and I like that there are new ones always coming.
Q: What new features would you like to see in the future?
A: I would like to see a customizable appointment request form so I can add more questions for screening purposes.
Q: If you could give one tip to other bodyrub providers, what would it be?
A: Increase your body work education and get certified if possible. I will raise your credibility and the quality of clients you can receive. You have more of a chance in providing something special with your unique healing skills.
Thanks for the excellent insights, Toni! Stay tuned for more Spotlights here on the Escort Design blog, and let us know if you’d like to be interviewed!