New Jersey Massage, LLC

The North Jersey Massage Training Center

Since 1980

August Newsletter 2013

Parsippany Medical Complex

3699 U.S. Highway 46

 (973) 263-2229

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In This Issue

NOTES FROM THE MACROBIOTIC SUMMER CONFERENCE

HELP WANTED

AUGUST CONTINUING EDUCATION OFFERINGS FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS, NURSES AND ALLIED PROFESSIONS

MIND BODY DYNAMICS: PERSONAL TRAINERS SINCE 1984

ONE TO ONE TAI CHI/CHI KUNG/ CHI KUNG FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH HEALTH CHALLENGES

NEXT FREE MEDITATION CLASS AT TERRA SKY IS THURS. SEPTEMBER 5THAT 8PM

$55 PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE CLINIC SUNDAYS AUGUST 25, SEPTEMBER 8, 22ND

MASTER LEVEL MASSAGE THERAPY: THIS MONTH'S SPECIALS: TAKE $20 OFF

FOOD FOR THOUGHT COLUMN: MORE NOTES FROM THE MACRO SUMMER CONFERENCE

 

NOTES FROM THE MACROBIOTIC SUMMER CONFERENCE!
by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

 

"We learned that we could ultimately change our consciousness, if we changed our eating. What an inspiring and liberating opportunity - then and now! The dietary teachings emphasized cereal grains as the fundamental food of humans, who evolved to this point in history because they had eaten grains as a staple food. Only in modern times and especially in western societies has this radically changed. Meat and dairy, sugary foods and foods empty of nutritional value have become the norm. We learned that the consistent consumption of these weakening foods caused increasing disease and disturbance in both individual and societal health." Michael Rossoff, L.Ac.

 

She was very attractive and well dressed as she came up to the podium and proceeded to tell a packed house her story. She began... 

"When I was 17, I was diagnosed with double lung cancer that had metastasized to my bone. The doctors were aghast and the picture they painted was grave. There was really nothing they could offer me. The prognosis was translated into months and my family was clearly shaken to the very core of their foundation. Then I found the macrobiotic diet and a whole new way of life. 

  That was ten years ago and they tell me I am cancer free!"

 

The next person sitting on the dais was an older fellow. He thoughtfully stepped up to the podium with a big smile and simply said, "Thirteen years ago I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I was given 3-6 months to live. That's when I found Michio Kushi and the macrobiotic diet!"

 

One by one, they came up and shared these miraculous and inspirational stories. The crowd of nearly 800 roared their approval. You've heard me say it time and time again. The Macrobiotic Diet and Way of Life is the number one alternative approach for cancer, heart disease and HIV in the world today.

 

Now after spending three days at the annual Macrobiotic Summer Conference, I can tell you unequivocally that the Macrobiotic Diet is the Gold Standard for Nutrition and it's easy to understand why. They are wonderfully fanatic. Excellence is a macrobiotic staple from their organic vegan food and precise preparation, right down to specialty foods to alkalize the bloodstream and improve absorption like brine pickles, sesame salt (gomasio) and the attention to chewing.
 
The chief proponent, Michio Kushi has taught and fine tuned the macrobiotic healing lifestyle for fifty years. Now at age 87, the amazing Mr. Kushi has taught thousands of macro teachers, chefs and aficionado's his path of whole plant based foods, natural healing and spiritual vision. Kushi's graduates are as refreshingly unique, inspired and intelligent as their Sensei. The Kushi family actually established brown rice in America, along with other macrobiotic staples like miso, tofu, sea vegetables and a plethora of great natural foods. For those of you, who are excited about eating really well, imagine life without tofu, or really great brown rice like Lundberg. So many products Kushi inspired! Even the national love affair with mega health food stores like Whole Foods and gourmet natural foods restaurants like the Seventh Inn in Boston or Souen in NYC can trace their roots
literally back to the Kushi's.

 

The two most important alternative medicine people in the 20th Century, was arguably Michio Kushi and Nathan Pritikin. Both clearly and repeatedly showed America the indomitable power that nutrition had in fighting degenerative illness. Remember before these guys came on the scene, mainstream medicine's opinion was that degenerative disease was genetic. In fact, if you called up any of the main organizations just thirty years ago, like the American Cancer Society or the Arthritis Foundation, they would routinely exclaim that dietary choices, vitamins, etc. had nothing to do with disease and that it was preposterous to think that you can treat illness with nutrition. We now know better, a lot better. I'll be talking about this topic a lot in the months to follow but I'll leave you with what Dr. Neal said during one of his presentations. "Whenever a person comes to me with serious health challenges, I immediately start them with a vegan diet and proceed from there." Neal Barnard, M.D.

There's a lot more Macro talk when you scroll down to the Food for Thought part of this newsletter.
 
For those of you that would like to learn more, the Kushi Institute has made the entire conference available on CD or to be downloaded to your computer, including the great Macro Cooking classes. There was also beginner cooking classes available. All you have to do is go online to
http://www.kushiconference.org/sc-archive-store.html
and you can purchase them. 

 

 

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HELP WANTED

Yes... New Jersey Massage is looking for some part time front desk receptionist help. In truth, being at the front desk here requires you do and wear a dozen different hats but this is a wonderful healing facility where great things take place. Please have a clear speaking phone voice with excellent people skills, be organized and know your way around a computer. Contact our front desk at 973 263 2229 or send your curriculum vitae information to our email address, newjerseymassage@verizon.net. 

 

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August Master Classes for Massage Therapists, Nurses and Healers

NCBTMB Provider Number 450461-07

"Feeding your head since 1980!"  

 

ALL TESTIMONIALS ARE DIRECTLY FROM WORKSHOP EVALUATIONS

 

"I love coming to this school. It amazes me what I learn here, it always goes beyond my expectations." Deborah Gallo, LMT  

 

 

Date

Time in

Time out

Course

Instructor

CE's

Cost

Sunday, 8/11/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Reflexology: The Roth Method

Dr. Henry Roth

8

175

Monday, 8/12/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Massage Therapy for the Cardiac Patient

Cheryl Chapman

8

200

Wednesday, 8/14/13

1:00 PM

6:00 PM

Core Presentation

Larry Heisler

6

140

Friday, 8/16/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Foot & Hand Medical Massage

Larry Heisler

8

175

Saturday, 8/17/13

9:00 AM

3:00 PM

Introduction to Cranio Sacral Therapy

Peg Dougherty

12

275

Sunday, 8/18/13

9:00 AM

3:00 PM

Monday, 8/19/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Back Medical Massage

Larry Heisler

8

175

Tuesday, 8/20/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Neck Medical Message

Larry Heisler

8

175

Friday, 8/30/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Practical 2

Larry Heisler

8

175

Tuesday, 9/3/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Headaches and Medical Massage

Larry Heisler

8

175

Sunday, 9/8/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Positional Release Therapy

Dr. Henry Roth

8

175

Monday, 9/9/13

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED

Joe Jazwick

6

155

Tuesday, 9/10/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Back Medical Massage

Larry Heisler

8

175

Wednesday, 9/11/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

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

Sarah Borda

8

175

Sunday, 9/15/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Sports Massage

Dr. Henry Roth

8

175

Monday, 9/16/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Cancer Massage

Cheryl Chapman

16

325

Tuesday, 9/17/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Wednesday, 9/18/13

10:00 AM

5:00 PM

Ethics for Massage Therapy

Zoe Putnam

6

160

Thursday, 9/19/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Ultimate Arm & Shoulder Medical Massage

Larry Heisler

8

175

Monday, 9/23/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Emotional Release Raindrop Technique

Joan Apter

8

225

Tuesday, 9/24/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

The Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facial

Larry Heisler

8

175

Friday, 9/27/13

10:00 AM

6:00 PM

Healthy Breast Massage

Cheryl Chapman

8

200

 

 

LATEST HAPPENINGS 

AT AND AROUND NEW JERSEY MASSAGE   

MIND BODY DYNAMICS

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, LMT, CYT, Director 


NOW SCHEDULING EVENING APPOINTMENTS

 

"Steve has helped me with my workouts, always showing his patience and professionalism as a personal trainer." Dr. Joe Dematia


Grand opening offer: Free Comprehensive Fitness Evaluation and Program Design and initial training session when signing up for initial six session package or 50% off first two sessions and fitness evaluation and program design when you mention this add  mbddenvillenj@gmail.com
973 263 2399

 

 

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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 
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FREE

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 September 5that 8pm

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

www.terraskycenter.com

   (908) 277-1222

 

Sunday Professional Massage Therapy Clinic:

 

Next Clinic dates are  

Sundays August 25, September 8, 22nd

Reserve your space early.   

STILL THE VERY BEST DEAL IN TOWN!  

$55 for one hour   

Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage,

with our 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.  

 

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"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

 

 

 

 

MASTER LEVEL MASSAGE THERAPY:

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. Also great for athletes!

  Discount applies to first time customers for these special services.

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"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

   

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Compiled or written by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

 

A Random Sampling of NOTES FROM Different Lectures AND Counselors from the 2013 MACROBIOTIC SUMMER CONFERENCE

  • Change your food, change your brain function.  
  •  Food turns into blood. Blood turns into the cells of your body. Your cells make up all of your internal organs. Your brain is one of those organs too. What you eat directly becomes who we are and influences how you think and sense.   
  • Kale Juice/green juices are goitrogenic and can effect thyroid quite negatively.   In addition to promoting goiter formation, goitrogenic foods can act like anti thyroid drugs, slowing down the thyroid, and ultimately causing hypothyroidism, an under-active thyroid. The enzymes involved in the formation of goitrogenic materials in plants can be at least partially destroyed by heat, allowing you to enjoy these foods steamed or cooked. 
  • There was negative feedback about cardio exercise. Cardio ages and wears out the body, too much cardio slows down the metabolism.    There seems to be a consensus amongst macro instructors that Energetic Exercises like yoga, dance, tai chi, chi kung, etc. are highly beneficial.   
  • Drink only when you're thirsty.
    For vegetarians, drinking large amounts of liquid over works the kidneys and leaches vital minerals.
      "Eating a diet high in saturated fat, refined, processed foods, refined salt and sugar creates an imbalanced condition in the blood chemistry.  The body reacts by craving more liquid to dilute and re-distribute (i.e., balance) the excesses and deficiencies created. When one switches to a Macrobiotic diet composed of largely vegetable-based foods that are inherently balanced, the need to dilute and re-distribute excesses and deficiencies in blood chemistry is naturally reduced dramatically.  That is why slowly sipping a little twig tea after a meal can be all that is needed to maintain balanced body chemistry that the body instinctively senses and tries to maintain."
    from the Macrobiotic Guide 
  • Plant based nutrition promotes serotonin in the brain.
    Plant based diets like macrobiotics make a lot of serotonin thus promoting and supporting a peaceful, meditative demeanor. 
  • The total body regenerates itself every 7 years.
    That's how long it takes to replace each and every cell of your body. Now just imagine...what you eat turns into your blood. Your blood is used to make up the cells of your body and the cells of your body make up all of your internal organs. So...if you eat very, very well, you will make incredible blood and in turn will make cells of the highest quality and in turn you will be of the highest quality!
    You put junk in, you get junk out. That simple. 
  • "Processed foods raise insulin levels and then the body cascades in the wrong direction toward, cancer, diabetes and alzheimers. High insulin levels in the brain creates scar tissue in the brain. Brain anatomy changes and creates chaos. The rise in glucose and insulin levels attack 75 trillion cells making human functioning much more difficult." Tom Monte 
  • "Diet is the foundation- gives you the basis to do your work. Food will create clarity." Tom Monte 
  • "Being right is about being closed." Tom Monte 
  • "The issues are in the tissues." Bill Spear

          There's an epidemic of low stomach acid in this country.   Diets rich in animal food and refined carbs wear out our bodies prematurely.     

 

  • World expert on trauma and healing Bill Spear gave an amazing talk on populations that have been lived through terrible disasters and suffering. These notes below are from his presentation, I apologize for paraphrasing.

 

Trauma= loss of control, fear of physical harm or death.
Everyone on this planet has experienced some form of trauma or close call in their lives. Of course some are much, much more tragic and profound than others. These powerful experiences set themselves deeply into the sensing body, as in stuffed down and buried. They can result into a lifetime of distorted emotions unless they are processed and expressed. When Spear's team goes into a village to work with the children that have been severely traumatized by a tsunami, mass murder, earthquake, whatever; in any village, any children, anywhere; the team doesn't talk. Instead they engage the children with rhythm and clapping. All the communication initially is about expression. By moving, dancing, clapping, drumming, shouting, screaming, the children begin the healing process. It's the sensing body that registers the deep and painful trauma. The physical expression begins to loosen the shock and encourages the individual healing process.

 

When anger is stuffed down or a person is shut up, shooshed, or denied their emotions; the blockage can go deep and at some future time can turn to passive aggression, criticism, rage, imploded anger, violence and even war. Those that are beaten as a child have a tendency toward a warlike mentality. Spear said that as a child, Hitler was chained to his bed and beaten by his father. Blind rage will come out when you cannot express yourself. You need to get out your tears, you need to move, dance, express, scream or shake as a way of processing. He especially cautioned that individuals that have serious unprocessed, pushed down traumas or emotions very often transfer their emotional distortions on the ones they love. As in rejected or conditional love, the recipient of this controlled or doled out crucial emotion can become distorted, demanding, controlling, possessive and filled with expectations.

ALKALIZING KUKICHA TWIG TEA

Mitoku Macrobiotic Organic Loose Kukicha Twig Tea
http://www.mitoku.com/ 

This tea is made from organically grown tea bushes of various ages; stems, twigs and leaves are gathered and dried, then gently roasted to enhance the flavor. Unlike most teas, Bancha Twig should be simmered for 3-5 minutes to bring out its unique flavor.

1 tablespoon kukicha twigs

2-3 cups spring or filtered water

 

"The principal tool of Oriental diagnosis is physiognomy, which the dictionary defines as "the art of judging character and disposition from the features of the face or the form and lineaments of the body generally. The secret of diagnostic skill is to recognize the signs of a particular set of changes before they become serios- to see visual clues on the face -even befor e these symptoms bring pain and discomfort. Then corrective action-principally diet, but also environment and lifestyle-can be taken to maintain usual good health."

Michio Kushi  

 

"Leonardo DaVinci primarily ate grains and vegies. He grew up on a farm where they grew wheat and buckwheat. Scribled on shopping lists found in his papers indicate purchases of millet, bread, maize, bran, kidney beans, broad beans, peas, panic grass, mushrooms, fruit and wine. He was especially fond of pasta and minestrone soup. Leonardo never ate meat, dairy or honey. No animal products. Leonardo wrote, "The life of man is formed from things he eats."   

"In point of fact, fluoride causes more human cancer death, and causes it faster than any other chemical." Dr. Dean Burk, Ph.D, 34 years at the National Cancer Institute