Interview with Paul Zarchin

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What is your name? Paul Zarchin

Where do you practice massage therapy? Scottsdale, AZ

Are you self-employed? Yes

What year did you begin practicing massage therapy? 1989

Describe your practice, the modalities you use, and what you try to achieve. I offer a vareity of methods specializing in Deep Tissue Massage but also offering Swedish, Myotherapy, Pregnancy Massage, Cellulite Massage, Reflexology, Corporate Chair Massage and Apricot Body Scrub

What kind of experience do you want your clients to have during a massage?  I’d like them to experience what it feels like to be pain free and what total relaxation means.

What do you enjoy most about being a massage therapist? I enjoy seeing my clients happy and healthy.

Is there anything else that you’d like to describe about your practice? You may have had other massages but until you’ve had mine you haven’t had the best.

Which massage school did you attend? West*Wind Academy of Massage Therapy; graduated October 1989

On a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being the best) how would you rate your school? 5

What was your favorite part about your school? Experiencing the touch of many students

Describe additional education, formal or informal, you have received since graduating from massage school. I’ve taken numerous classes from a few different schools learning different techniques and different theories of healing and energy work and am just about to complete my certification as a holistic health and nutrition coach.

What advice would you give to prospective massage therapists about education?  About practicing massage? It’s not easy; takes a LOT of work and a LOT of time so if you’re NOT serious then don’t bother.

What is the one thing you wish you had known before starting your journey as a massage therapist? Better marketing skills.