A few years ago, Bryson Tiller was not yet a household name.
But now he is one of the most popular celebrity massage therapists in the country.
The 32-year-old has been giving free massages for years to young Indian men and women, often on social media platforms like Instagram and Snapchat.
“My practice has become so popular that now there are several different kinds of massage therapists on the market, and the prices are not as expensive as before,” says Tiller.
“They are a little bit more expensive than before.
But they also work well for women as well as men.”
A massage therapist’s name in Hindi.
source Google Blog (India, India) title A man in India has made $150,000 a day doing free massaging for young men.
article The first massage he ever did for a client was for a man in a public park in the city of Kochi.
He paid $150 per hour.
“I had been working for him for four months,” says the man, who asked to remain anonymous because he does not want to be considered a scam artist.
“The client had no money, no clothes, and no money for food.
But he had been in a relationship with a very good woman and they had a very large family, and he was in love with her.”
The massage is not Tiller’s first time working with young Indian males.
He has also worked for women, and in 2017 he opened a private practice in New Delhi, in which he will treat all kinds of people.
Tiller says massages can be a good way to build a relationship.
“It’s really simple to work with a person,” he says.
“A massage can make you feel good about yourself and get you out of your comfort zone.”
The man said he also liked that Tiller could massage him in the most natural way.
“He could make you smile, make you laugh, and even make you cry,” he recalls.
“You can do anything you want to me, and that’s why I recommend it.”
Massage therapy is not always easy.
Many people, like Tiller, get angry at the masseuses who refuse to do the treatment because they feel uncomfortable.
But even if you do not feel comfortable, the experience of being massaged by a professional can be rewarding, according to the American Association of Massage Therapists.
“If I feel that my client is uncomfortable, I can offer to move to a different location and see another masseuse,” says Kirti Singh, the association’s senior vice president for public policy and public affairs.
“If that’s the case, I feel more confident about the treatment.
But if that is not the case and I feel like it’s not my client, I might ask for the massage to be stopped and they will leave.
It’s about a safe and supportive environment.”
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The man, known only as K., started a social media campaign called “Stop Massage Therapy” and set up a Facebook page called “Save Your Massage” to highlight the abuses he’s seeing in the industry in the US.
He’s also using social media to spread his message about how the industry can be improved.
“We have to do a better job of training our workers and helping them understand the risks of the industry,” he tells Quartz.
“Because if we don’t do that, then we’re putting ourselves at risk.”
A masseur uses his massage to clean his hands.
source Getty ImagesFor most Indian men, massages are seen as a way to get a good-looking woman.
But many Indian women also use the practice to get their bodies looked after.
Massage therapy has become a way of life for many of these women, many of whom are from lower income backgrounds.
“I was very nervous about the job,” says V.K. Sharma, who works in a local restaurant in a poor neighbourhood.
“But the work has made me happy.
The massage has helped me stay healthy.
I’m not addicted to the food.
I don’t even drink alcohol.
I have to eat well.”
Sharma has been doing massage for two decades and has seen the practice as a safe way to manage the stress and anxiety of working in a job that demands many different things.
But the work does pose a challenge.
“Sometimes when I get sick, I get a little anxious,” he explains.
“The massage helps me relax and it calms me down.
But it also puts pressure on my body.”
The stress and uncertainty of working as a massage therapist can be an occupational hazard, but the job is also lucrative.
The industry employs thousands of people, who make more than $1 million a year.
Many of these workers are women, but many are men