Arnon Grunberg


A natural

While you wash your hands your client can get comfortable,” my teacher said.

Later this summer I will work as a masseur. This afternoon I got my first lesson.

“Be careful with rashes, warts and scars,” my teacher said. And he added: “Be aware that clients may hope for more than a standard massage.”

“Yes,” I said.

“The client can grab your leg,” my teacher explained to me. “Never get angry. Just say: ‘I’m here to give you a massage, not the other way around.’”

Sometimes I believe I’m a natural for this kind of work.