New Jersey Massage, LLC

The North Jersey Massage Training Center

Since 1980

April Mid-Month Newsletter 2013

Parsippany Medical Complex

3699 U.S. Highway 46

 (973) 263-2229  


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The Secret Of True Freedom And Happiness

by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


Being the Director of a State Approved School that specializes in hands on healing has provided me with an endless degree of grace, growth and inspiration from the literally thousands of practitioners I have taught and interacted with over these 34 years.  What's especially gratifying is to be involved with a community of folks that have clearly dedicated their lives to serving and helping others. You know how thankful we are to the brave souls that care for our loved ones in times of need. How dearly we appreciate their selfless service. In perhaps a smaller way, massage therapists working with people wrapped in pain and/or stress can feel good about their work too. At least I always thought it was one way for us to get into heaven.


Many times you've heard me say that the Prime Directive on this planet, the reason you are alive at this very moment, is two-fold. On the one, it is specifically to grow, and by that I mean to honestly evolve yourself in everyway possible; physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. The spiritual warrior is one who is not afraid to go inside and work on what needs to be fixed; internal home improvement. It could be something as simple as not eating sugar or chewing each mouthful 50 times, controlling your tongue or having the discipline to take your vitamins daily. Striving for excellence is a Commandment of Life that brings the adept great rewards. The second part of the Prime Directive is especially to serve, uplift and inspire others, to use your growth and excellence with purpose, compassion and generosity. It's when you open your heart to others and begin to think outward, that you fully begin to come into your power. To grow in every way you can and to serve and uplift wherever you are sent, is the secret to true freedom and happiness because you are fulfilling your spiritual destiny.


Now the reason I believe there has never been a better time to be an American is because of the recent dramatic increase in planetary frequency. In other words you have never had the opportunity to grow as fast as you do right now. Never in history have a people had the opportunity to get as healthy and as smart as we have right now.


We know we are what we eat and take into our bodies, every single pound! Precisely what we ingest becomes the very blood that makes up our cells and every organ in our body. If you have the sophistication and financial where with all, you can begin to create a new species of human, one that is far beyond your ancestors. Think of it like this; for the first time in human history, we have access to just about any food, any water, and any mineral on the planet earth. This is not just the capability to purchase organic fruits, vegetables or grains at your local supermarket. We are importing alkaline waters from all over the world, rare mineral enriched salts from mountain ranges like the Himalaya's, and we are one of the few countries in the world that has access to the great vitamin/mineral storehouses of life. The supplements that are abundant and readily available simply at your friendly local health food store are tantamount to transformative biochemistry. There are amazing substances that are virtual fountains of youth available to anyone who is reading the literature and knows what to take. We are at the cusp of transforming the human species. And speaking of literature, that's the other part of this miraculous digital New Age, we have never had the opportunity to be so smart and learn so quickly.


We had a great massage therapist teaching at our school the other day, the Vice Chairman of the NJ Massage Therapy Board, Mark Carangelo. This is a man that has taken it upon himself to be on the absolute cutting edge of his field of manual (hands-on) medicine. His striving for personal growth and excellence has already changed the lives of countless thousands. In evaluating how and why people are in pain and move the way they do, Mark in his teaching uses the available technology. In class he asked a student with hip problems to do a deep knee bend and videoed it. He immediately booted it up on Facebook and asked his collective to evaluate what they saw. Within minute's, dozens of professionals from all over the world started analyzing how that student did their deep knee bend, the problems and weaknesses in the soft tissue they saw, along with the recommendations on how to re-mediate it. In twenty four hours hundreds of professionals had chimed in, comparing notes, giving feedback and insight. We are doing this kind of creative use of technology and interaction in every field of life today. Everything is changing. Students have never been smarter and they are learning how to multi task at profoundly new levels of excellence and understanding. In addition, we are changing the way our brains work and learn and for the first time in history we will have the intellectual capacity together to solve some of the world's greatest dilemmas. Stay tuned, improvements are coming rapidly to every aspect of our existence; that is if the old world, greedy, power and money hungry BLUE MEANIES don't succeed in enslaving us first. It's done through fear based consciousness and that leads to fascism. Eat your brown rice and miso soup, meditate everyday, take your vitamins and help create an amazing new day! GROW AND SERVE.


"In the bible it states that he who would be first amongst you shall be your servant. The thing I like about that today is that everyone can be first because everyone can serve." Rev. Martin Luther King




This is one of the most transformational weekends you'll ever attend!

Three days of amazing classes and organic macrobiotic cooking from great chefs!
CHECK IT OUT but don't hesitate, it sells out every year.
Kushi Institute Summer Conference
Dolce Executive Conference Center in Basking Ridge, NJ.
2013 Summer Conference - August 1-4, 2013
Healthy Body - Healthy Mind - Your Path to Total Health!





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for the New Year-2013!

Good health is more than the absence of disease. It is the body functioning at its optimal best. To achieve this, one must embrace a multi-faceted approach which includes healthy, nutritious foods properly prepared, a good complement of vitamin/mineral supplements, as well as exercise, meditation and relaxation. To that end, TerraSky has got you covered with a comprehensive 4 class series with former director of Nutrition Education at the Parsippany Medical Complex, Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT




From January through April, on the last Thursday of each month at 8:15, Larry will present a nutrition program that will change your life!  


Thursday, March 28th: The Practical Considerations
Living the Healthy Lifestyle
Daily food choices, shopping, menu planning, dining out, healthy recipes, and strategies to get the family to change.


Thursday, April 25th: Making Supplements Work for You
What to take, How Much and Why


COST: $40 per class
Pre-Registration is Requested
(908) 277-1222




It truly very important that we develop our healing abilities so that we can successfully support our own inner journey. Worldwide, the first level of Reiki training, or Reiki I, is often the key that opens the healing door for many seeking healing. For those who practice Reiki daily, their lives are forever positively changed, with immediate, lasting and often miraculous results. The Reiki I and Reiki II classes offered by the New Jersey Massage Continuing Education program is a traditional Usui Reiki training where you learn to do hands-on healing within the first hour of class. All the teachings are given as specific healing techniques, including mental, emotional and spiritual healing. Reiki I focuses on learning practices to heal yourself; Reiki II focuses on learning practices to heal others.


A manual which gives the class teachings in printed form is included for each level of training. Prerequisite for Reiki I is the commitment to a daily Reiki healing practice on yourself.


Betsy Browder is a traditional Usui Reiki Lineage teacher who has taught Usui Reiki to groups and individuals around the U.S. She has been trained in traditional Usui Reiki by being apprenticed to a Lineage teacher. She has practiced Reiki daily for over twenty five years. She is also an ordained interfaith minister and university graduate.

ARE YOU INTERESTED? Classes are now forming
for costs and dates call our front desk
973 263 2229



April/May Master Classes for Massage Therapists, Nurses and Healers

NCBTMB Provider Number 450461-07

"Feed your head!"  


We have some really great classes coming in April and May! 



(973) 263-2229 or


You can view our complete catalog online at  


"I love coming to this school!"  Lois Bass, LMT   


"Love, love, love, the classes and instructors!" Christine Stites, LMT 


APRIL 2013 Classes


 The Ultimate Medical Massage Series Offerings

with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


Ultimate Neck, Tuesday April 23

Ultimate Hip and Leg, Tuesday April 30 
Each Class 10am-6pm 8 C.E.'s $175   

"I love Larry's classes!"  Anonymous, LMT


"Finally, a medical massage series that doesn't waste days going over origins, insertions, actions and nerve involvements for the umpteenth time. Larry brilliantly addresses the connective tissue, every condition, every trigger point, in a practical hands-on format. This is a great series with an outstanding teacher who has clearly devoted his life to healing and service with a completely open heart."Laurie Martin, LMT


"Larry's knowledge is incredible; his openness with his hard earned information is inspiring. I will certainly be taking more of his classes!!"  Ricki Demarest, LMT


"In the Orient the title master is used respectfully for someone who has performed 25,000 treatments. At nearly 50,000, spanning 38 years, Larry has surely established his expertise.  He shares an amazing range of insight and his techniques are quite extraordinary."    Sifu Chuck Loeffler, B.A., B.S., LMT, Tai Chi/Chi Kung Master (in memoriam)

"I always neglect the arm.  The techniques taught in this class were amazing!" Sandra Yocovelli, LMT

"Larry is an amazing teacher! His knowledge is unlimited."Christina Cucci, LMT


"What an amazing series! When I started using Larry's techniques my clientele literally gave me a standing ovation. My skill set now is that of a master massage therapist and my practice is booming" Jody Polevoy, LMT, CYT    "Outstanding class with awesome techniques and supporting explanations and demonstrations. Amount of practice of technique on table very effective and appreciated." Elizabeth Phillips, LMT    



Ultimate Neck Medical Massage

with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Tuesday, April 23 10-6pm 8 CE Hours $175


Dramatically increase your client's satisfaction by maximizing the results of your therapeutic massage. We will comprehensively address the neck and shoulder areas with some of the most effective and exciting advanced massage therapy techniques you have ever tried.  Again, expect to spend the day in a hands-on learning laboratory honing your skills under Larry's masterful supervision.  You will learn Osteopathic neck massage and specifically how to clear the trigger points from the neck region while simultaneously engaging this intricate area with a sophisticated combination of stretching, traction, shiatsu and cross fiber friction work.  Larry will address the sternocleidomastoid and scalene muscles, thoracic outlet syndrome, the posterior cervical region and much, much more.

"Larry's Ultimate Neck class is amazing.  After using the techniques I learned, one of my clients said it was the best neck work he ever had.  It has revolutionized the way I approach the neck!"   Jeff Mills, LMT


"The best neck work I've done and received. I love the class. Larry is knowledgeable and engaging. His classes are so informative and a pleasure to be part of. I highly recommend this class!Leslie Dondarski


"Loved the whole experience. Thank you, Larry!" Susan Altier, LMT

"Loved the class! Very informative and fun. I always love classes here!"
  Maria Dvorak, CMT



Myofascial Release -
Series 2: Core/Lower Body/Scar Release

with Sarah Borda, B.A., LMT, NCBTMB

Wednesday, April 24th
10-6pm 8 CE Hours $175


Looking for a way to energize your massage treatments? 
Join us as John Barnes personal classroom assistant, Sarah Borda, LMT, NCBTMB teaches Myofascial Release principals and techniques as taught by her teacher John F. Barnes. From series 1 to 4, Sarah will help build your MFR education, filling you with extraordinary techniques that can be incorporated into your massage practice very easily and effectively. MFR can help your clients and you feel better by addressing the plethora of aches and pains your clients present to you. In addition, MFR is easy on your body, you will learn how to use balls, wedges, and tools that make your job easier and give you better results. In each seminar you will learn self-treatment techniques that will keep you healthy and more in tune with your own body. You will receive great treatment and also learn so much! Make it easier on yourself. Slow down, feel... and stop working as hard with MFR.

As Sarah says, "Listen to your body, follow your heart."


"Fabulous class. Love Sarah!"   Mary Elliot, LMT


Pregnancy Massage

with Cheryl Chapman, RN, HNC, LMT, NCBTMB  Thursday and Friday, April 25 and 26th
10-6pm 16 CE Hours $325

Join Cheryl Chapman (past NJ AMTA President) for this dynamic two day hands-on prenatal and postpartum massage course.  Prenatal and postpartum massage is therapeutic bodywork focusing on the special needs of the expectant mother. 

This presentation will teach you the ins and outs of working with your pregnant client through every phase of the childbirth experience.  From common complaints like morning sickness, fatigue and mood swings, to back, neck and shoulder pain, contraindications and special points. 

Working with pregnancy is an exceptional experience that should be included in the services you offer, but undertaken only by massage practitioners with this type of extra training and insight.   
*This class fulfills insurance requirements to work with pregnancy massage.

"Great! Cheryl was a joy and extremely knowledgeable and helpful."   Beth Ann Britt, CMT


"Love Cheryl!! What an amazing teacher, woman, and mentor."  Jen Weisenberg, CMT

"I am honored to be in Cheryl's class! Anyone who is lucky enough to learn from her is truly receiving a great gift."
  Anonymous CMT



The Raindrop Technique

with Joan Apter, LMT


Monday, April 29th

10-6pm 8 CE Hours $200


Essential Oils are the steam-distilled lifeblood of the plants. One drop of Peppermint Essential Oil is equal in potency to 28 cups of Peppermint herbal tea! Applied topically, they penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream, bringing their healing properties within seconds. Raindrop Technique is a massage in which a series of 7 specific Essential Oils are applied along the spine and back to promote circulation, muscle relaxation, tissue healing and more. The technique was created by Dr. Gary Young, N.D., based on his studies with a Lakota Medicine Man, Stanley Burroughs and his own expertise with Essential Oils. The technique is called Raindrop because the oils are dropped like rain along the spine. You will learn massage techniques specific to Raindrop Technique. The protocol will be demonstrated in full, followed by 2 hands-on session in which you will both give and receive a Raindrop, followed by questions and answers and safety precautions. You will also learn more about therapeutic grade essential oils, their history, use and application. You will leave the class feeling confident to apply the oils safely and explore more about this powerful healing modality. Raindrop Technique will add a powerful new modality to your practice, and boost your income! This class is appropriate for Massage Therapists, Nurses, LPN's, Naturopathic doctors, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Assisted Living staff, Spa owners and all Health Providers.

You must have purchased the Raindrop kit before the class, so you will be ready to practice after the class.
Please order your kit from the school,
call our front desk

973 263 2229


"Joan Apter, who teaches our Raindrop Program, is a very meticulous instructor. Her students have given wonderful testimonials to us on her behalf. Statements like, "Best class I've ever taken", or "Joan's teaching style is clear, inspirational and fun!" An all important objective in our courses is for the student to feel assured that they can utilize the information that they have learned. This direct quote from one of our students demonstrates Joan's effectiveness; "I feel confident to practice the Raindrop Technique after taking this class."  Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


"Very educational, highly recommended."
Anonymous CMT

 "Joan's knowledge and expertise really helped me to learn in depth about using these great oils."
Anonymous CMT



Ultimate Hip & Leg Medical Massage

with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Tuesday, April 30th 10-6pm 8 CE Hours $175


An extraordinary massage is one where every part of the treatment stands out by itself as distinctively great. Our hip and leg work includes our unique eastern and western synergy giving the practitioner advanced skills for whatever situation that arises, from piriformis syndrome and sciatic pain to psoas, groin, quad, ham, knee, and right down to the Achilles and foot. You'll be using your hands, forearms and elbows in new and unique ways with deep tissue trigger point work, muscle stripping, traction, meridian stretches and shiatsu. Come see why these techniques are used by the most successful of massage therapists and truly enjoy parts of your massage you never have enjoyed doing before.


As always, your classes are fun and filled with great material!"
 Celeste Cappadonna, LMT for 17 years





Time in

Time out





Thursday, 4/25/13

7:30 PM

10:00 PM

Nutrition Education Program 4th of 4 evenings  2.5 C.E. Hours for each session, 10 C.E.'s for all four.
$40 each class, or $150 for all four.

Larry Heisler



Thursday, 4/25/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Pregnancy Massage

Cheryl Chapman



Friday, 4/26/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Monday, 4/29/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

The Raindrop Technique

Joan Apter



Tuesday, 4/30/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Hip & Leg Medical Massage

Larry Heisler



Wednesday, 5/1/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Foot & Hand Medical Massage

Larry Heisler



Sunday, 5/4/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Bamboossage: Bamboo Tool Massage Class

Eric Munn



Sunday, 5/5/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Reflexology: The Roth Method

Dr. Henry Roth



Monday, 5/6/13

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED

Joe Jazwick



Tuesday, 5/7/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Back Medical Massage

Larry Heisler



Wednesday, 5/8/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Myofascial Release - Series 1: Core/Upper Body/Scar Release

Sarah Borda



Monday, 5/13/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Arm & Shoulder Medical Massage

Larry Heisler



Wednesday, 5/15/13

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

Ethics for Massage Therapy

Zoe Putnam



Sunday, 5/19/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Sports Massage

Dr. Henry Roth



Monday, 5/21/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Cancer Massage

Cheryl Chapman



Tuesday, 5/22/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Wednesday, 5/22/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Practical 1

Larry Heisler



Thursday, 5/23/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Face & Foundation

Larry Heisler





Personal Trainers since 1984 comes to the Parsippany Medical Complex!
Unique corporate fitness and wellness support and personal training for all ages and abilities,
Steve Guttman, B.S., Director


973 263 2399


Sifu Gary Carbone

One to One Tai Chi/Chi Kung
small group or family classes.
Chi Kung
 for Individuals with Health Challenges
call New Jersey Massage
for appointments
973 263 2229


"I've been studying with Gary for decades,
he's a bona fide Tai Chi Master,
who is humble, honest, clear and powerful."   

Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


Thursday, April 25th

Making Supplements Work for You

What to take, How Much and Why  with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


COST: $40 per class
Pre-Registration is Requested
CALL The TERRASKY Center for Wellness
(908) 277-1222



Never a charge for meditation class ever! 

Join Larry in his 37th year of teaching the Sacred Heart Meditation. 
The sacred heart meditation is learning how to still your mind, focus your intentions and keep an open heart. It's a mastery class where you learn how to master your lower self.

Next Meditation Class at Terra Sky is

Thursday May 2nd at 8pm

Put it on your calendar and please join us for an evening of spiritual fire!

   (908) 277-1222 



Sunday Professional Massage Therapy Clinic:


Next Clinic dates are  


Sundays April 28, May 5th and 19th    


Reserve your space early.



$55 for one hour,



Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage,

with wonderful massage therapists.



Call our main office to schedule your appointment, (973) 263-2229.  

These great massages are at our  

Parsippany Medical Complex location only.



Clinic gift certificates make great gifts too


"A massage in gifted hands is much more than a physical experience. With New Jersey Massage, it is a deep, relaxing journey that allows one's whole body to de-stress and come into balance." 
Robert Abramson, D.D.S., M.D. 




This month's specials: Take $20 off


Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facial

combines the beautifying deep relaxation of a massage therapy facial with the pain relieving expertise of deep tissue massage.


Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu

extraordinary one hour acupressure treatment


Muscle Stripping
this is an amazing technique that renews your legs, strips down and lengthens the muscles and it is said touted as a technique that lessens the appearance of cellulite. Great for athletes!

  Discount applies to first time customers for these special services.


At our Parsippany, Livingston, Fairfield and North Caldwell offices. 

"That's the best massage I've ever had"

Five Packs, Ten Packs, Luxury Combination Packages

*Medical Massage and EVERY style, serving every price range*


"This is a highly trained medical massage team addressing soft tissue complaints with refined, neuromuscular hands-on therapy. Whether you are tight or in pain, just want to get flexible, or feel younger and look your best, these are the people to go to; this is the place to go."  Dr. Henry Katz, M.D., Internal Medicine


  (973) 263-2229 





A compilation of great thoughts for health and wisdom.
by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT


You Must See
Dr. Michael Greger, M.D.  

The Answer to the Pritikin Puzzle

Ask Your Legislators to Approve A3193 and S1367 for GMO Labels in New Jersey!




Please Support GMO Labeling

Recently there has been huge public outcry over the infamous rider to a massive congressional funding bill signed into law. The provision, dubbed the "Monsanto Protection Act," protects Monsanto's genetically engineered crops from judicial review.

One way to counteract Monsanto's outrageous influence over food policy is by passing mandatory labeling laws for genetically modified food. Though Monsanto has already spent many millions to quash labeling law initiatives, there is increasing public support for it in the United States. Thirty states are now considering labeling laws; New Jersey is one of them. (A draft of the New Jersey bill is

Take Action Today: In addition to state initiatives, new federal legislation is about to be introduced that would mandate the labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients. Please take a moment to contact your federal legislators about this critical issue. The
Center for Food Safety has organized a convenient interface for sending a message to your elected officials.

Need more info?
Food and Water Watch has prepared fact sheets on the following:

the health effects of genetically modified foods

will GMO food labeling be expensive?

popular support for GMO labeling laws


Earth Day and Farm Celebration

Saturday, April 27, 10am - 4pm

The Community Supported Garden at Genesis Farm will be hosting an Earth Day and Farm Celebration on Saturday, April 27th from 10 am to 4 pm. (Rain date is Sunday, April 28th.)

This free event celebrates local agriculture, healthy food, and the northwest New Jersey region. Fun activities for children and adults will take place throughout the day. Hayrides, field and greenhouse tours, plant walks, cooking demonstrations, hooping performance, animal & nature activities, food sampling, wine tasting, live music and more.

Farmers will also be on hand to discuss the sustainable farming techniques that have guided our award-winning CSA for the past twenty-five years. Please come and celebrate!
More information on the CSG website.

A non electric refrigerator!.   Check it out  




A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

*Ask the individual to

 *Ask the person to TALK and
(i.e. Miso Soup)

*Ask him or her to

*If the TONGUE IS 'CROOKED', if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.    




Another great article with natural suggestions as well.


"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self- evident."  Arthur Schopenhauer


"Some people find fault like there is a reward for it."

Zig Ziglar


Factory farms are a river of waste; reckless, poisonous and senselessly inhumane. But the only way we'll end factory farming? 

When consumers stop buying their products.


30.3 million pounds of antibiotics were sold and used in livestock feed  Supermarket News. A Closer Look at the FDA Antibiotic Retail Meat Report. March 28, 2013.