A young Kenyan man identified as Steve Collins Kariuki alias Steve Massage, has gained popularity on TikTok for massaging women in their birthday suits.In the several Videos he has shared on his TikTok page, he is seen expertly kneading clients at his massage parlour along TRM Drive in Kasarani, Nairobi.
According to health experts like Mayo Clinic, massage goes a long way into increasing relaxation, improving the working of the immune system and helping reduce stress.
While speaking in an interview with TUKO.co.ke, the masseur disclosed that he had always been passionate about massage.
“I was doing it for friends as a hobby, then I went to school and started doing it as a business in 2018.”
Steve, who only massages female clients, admitted that his business initially struggled, but he found his footing.
“It was initially hard for clients to trust me, but we built a rapport, and things picked up.”
Steve Massage does not dish his flock
One of the netizens’ most constantly asked questions was whether Steve feels tempted when massaging fully unclothed clients.
He responded by saying: “I am not tempted because I am not used to it. I trained my mind.”
The businessman admitted that some clients get stimulated during their sessions, but he finds a way to handle them.
“90% of my clients know it is just business, but around 10% will want a happy ending. I talk them out of it, explaining that it is a normal reaction brought about by the massage.”
Steve listed some of his services ranging from KSh 3,000 to KSh 20,000 while disclosing that he also does house calls.
“A Swedish massage is KSh 3,000, while I charge KSh 5,000 and KSh 6,000 for sensual and hot stone massages. Booking me for an entire day costs KSh 20,000, including massage and company.”
While massaging unclothed clients is new to Kenya, it is popular in other parts of the world. Steve explained why he opted for it, saying: “It helps clients free, appreciate themselves and love their bodies,” Steve concluded by encouraging young people struggling to find employment.
“When I started doing massage, I didn’t know what path to take or if it would pay my bills. Whatever they are thinking of doing, do it.”