Colin owner and principal masseur of M33 is pleased to welcome Antonio who joined him and his team at the beginning of March 2012. Antonio grew up, the youngest of nine siblings, in the rain forest of Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. His home was very much connected to nature – there were no doors, walls, or roof attached to the home and the floor was the Earth. Having only attended elementary school, He often tells that he received his education from the nature around him ….read on to hear Antonio’s full story
and most of all from the river located 50 meters from his home in his backyard. ”My mother first taught me my massage skills when I was only a child and I became deeply intrigued by massage therapy & healing” he says,
Colin says, “at M33 we aim to give the most exceptional and professional massage that we can” he continues ” It is a standard that I have set for my self and it is always this that sets the bar when I look for another masseur to join my team” he goes on ” attitude and sincerity is so important in this work, often clients feels nervous and even intimidated as well as curious and excited when taking a sensual massage for the first time, so its vital that the masseur is not only good with his hands but also with his feelings. At our first meeting it was clear that Antonio had many of the qualities that I look out for. He clearly has a real and genuine connection with people, his charm, good looks and caring attitude indicate that irrespective of his training ( which in itself is diverse and comprehensive) he would be a welcome addition to the M33 team. I am sure he will develop a very successful practice in London.
Antonio goes on to explain that he worked for eight years in Costa Rica as a rafting guide while he also filmed adventure activities – “I would film and take pictures of tourists on the white water, rock climbing, canyoning, going on canopy, and horse back riding tours and then I would sell the films and pictures to the tourists. On the side, I gained a reputation for healing and I went around the rafting companies relieving the guides and tourists of their aches and pains”
In 2007, Antonio participated in the pan-American Rafting Championship in Mendoza, Argentina as one of the members of Costa Rica’s national team. It was his first time on a plane and it was also the first time anyone from his family had ever left the country. Upon his return, he says the travel bug set in and he traveled by foot, boats & by hitchhiking through Central America all the way up to Mexico.
Antonios journey continued when he flew to Germany and giving up his return flight to go to Turkey where he spent the summer working as a kayaking guide and filming white water activities and selling to the tourists.
He goes on to say that his desire to explore massage therapy and the healing arts took over and he flew to South East Asia. In Singapore he met a group of religious Malay women who performed pre-natal and after birth massages for women .
” I was amazed by how ceremonial and traditional a genital massage could be. I studied Lingam and Yoni massage with one of these women who was passionate about her ability to heal erectile and ejaculation problems. She taught me the importance of treating the groin and pelvic area which carries tremendous tension and is often left neglected. I then met a Chinese doctor who introduced me to Jua Gen therapy and the art of manipulating and encouraging blood flow through the genital area”
Antonio has arrived in London where he met Colin of Massage 33 and on immediately seeing the uniqueness of Antonio’s ability and character, was invited by Colin to join the select team .