New Jersey Massage, LLC

The North Jersey Massage Training Center 

owned and operated by massage therapists 

 

Since 1980! 

February Newsletter 2014

Parsippany Medical Complex

3699 U.S. Highway 46

 

(973) 263-2229

 

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In This Issue

COUPLES MASSAGE FOR VALENTINES DAY!

Featured Article: Why Continually Playing Victim Will Be Your Un-Doing

Febraury Master Classes for Massage Therapists, Nurses and Healers NCBTMB Provider Number 450461-07

SORRY, NO MEDITATION CLASS IN FEBRUARY

BEST DEAL IN TOWN...$55 Deep Tissue/Swedish Massage Clinic dates are Sunday, February 2 and 16

Massage Specials for Valentines Day

Menu of Services

Food for Thought: "Had I known I was going to live this long, I would have taken much better care of myself!" and MASTERING THE BASICS

Must See Amazing Short Videos: Some Must see's especially the Johnny Carson/Frank Sinatra Interview...Hilarious, really.

Favorite quotes or thoughts of the week

 

 

VALENTINES DAY GIFT Celebration: 

Couples Massages 

 

In the same room together with

two of our great therapists.

 

Champagne, Chocolate, a Rose

and a wonderful MASSAGE!  

 

Available Day and Evening Hours  

Thursday February 13

through Sunday February 16

 

 

Join us for a romantic interlude where both of you will be pampered with warm aromatherapy oils, hot steam packs and some of the finest hands in all of Northern New Jersey!

There's nothing like a great massage shared with the one you LOVE!

$225 plus tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Stop Playing Victim: Part I 

                                                     by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT 

 

Attachment equals suffering.  

The greater the attachment, the greater the suffering!

You might have read this before, it's part of the Four Noble Truths in Buddhist teachings. The condition of being attached to something, anything, is a condition believed to contribute to the personal suffering of an individual. For instance, if you absolutely hate broccoli and that's whats served for dinner, in your mind your dinner is horrible and quite possibly your evening is ruined. Unfortunately playing victim implies that you are controlled, even enslaved by outside influences deciding for you how you feel emotionally, spiritually. It means you give away your power and cannot hold your spiritual center.  YOU GET YOUR BUTTONS PRESSED REGULARLY. Like a roller coaster, your life is continually happy/sad, happy/sad depending on outside circumstances seemingly beyond your control. But take heart my friend, remember what Eleanor Roosevelt said about this,
"Nobody can make you feel bad without your permission."  

It is time we take back our power!
Even in the worst of circumstances, you have the power to think and respond differently.

Like a master soul.  

There are lessons and teachings in every circumstance.
Stop reacting like a big baby and GET the lessons already!
You decide how you are going to feel. You decide how you are going to use your energy. You decide the direction your life takes.

My former excuse, God was using me as his personal doormat was just what it sounds like, my ego whining because it didn't get its way. Now I choose not to continually challenge my immune system and explode holes in my energy field.

Now I am an actor not a reactor. 

 

In the sixth Century, in China, a man known as Jianzhi Sengcan wrote these words in a book entitled the Hsin Hsin Ming.  

They are the basis for living an enlightened existence.

"The Great Way is not difficult  

for those who have no preferences.  

When love and hate are both absent,  

everything becomes clear and undisguised.  

Make the smallest distinction, however,  

and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart.  

If you wish to see the truth,  

then hold no opinions for or against anything.
To set up what you like against what you dislike
is the disease of the mind.
When the deep meaning of things is not understood,
the mind's essential peace is disturbed to no avail.

Jianzhi Sengcan, sometimes called Seng-T'san is also known as the
Third Patriarch of Zen. His words explain the nature of our suffering.
In essence, when you let go of your clinging, you let go of your suffering.
I am not talking about pain here.
As the saying goes,

"Pain is pain, suffering is a matter of interpretation."

Your suffering, how much you hurt emotionally, is a spiritual barometer of how much of a victim you are willing to play or how much of a victim you have become. When I say you, I mean your EGO, your lower self.
Now think about that for a second.

You have given up control of your life to your lower, whining, immature, petty self. Every time you get an emotional rise, every time someone presses your buttons, they show you where your inequities are. They show you the work on yourself you have left. In essence, that pain in your side has become your teacher, your guru.   

If hearing this upsets you, presses your buttons...BINGO,
that's what we are talking about. 
 

At first it does piss you off but then the truth will set you free.

Now realistically it is near impossible to be unattached, particularly if you have children. And really being unattached doesn't mean to be uninvolved. You do the work that absolutely needs to be done and when you walk away, you have to learn to let go. When you cannot let go, when you have connected yourself so emotionally, that's when you will suffer. Of course it's hard, and letting it go and putting it in fates hand is really difficult but that's the proverbial lesson of getting and being free.

It's that great line that Hilda used to say,

 "The difference between us and God is that we have a point of view and God has a viewing point." 

 So generally speaking getting off the pendulum of REACTION does have great advantage and playing a victim incessantly will eventually be your undoing. 

So whenever you have a negative emotion, be it anger, jealousy, insecurity or fear, know that your lower self is behind it. Know that you are clinging, attached, buying into the big lie, as if you're being violated. Your higher self is really much bigger and stronger than your little whining EGO. Besides having an emotional meltdown after you've received the speeding ticket is double trouble. You still have to pay it or go to court and now you have to address your plummeting immune system, your insomnia and even your newly forming degenerative disease.  

Understandable but in the long run of life, too stupid for words. 

One night at meditation class around 1980, the great meditation master Hilda Charlton gave an impassioned plea to her students to go beyond their little petty reactionary egos. She said we had to stop allowing the outside world to decide for us how we felt. We could no longer afford to choose"The luxury of woe."

She continued,

"Tonight, those of you ready to undertake the next step in your personal spiritual transformation have to make a vow, a vow not to give away your power through reaction. By continually reacting to the world's stimulus you are being manipulated like hamsters on a treadmill. Its how the dark side works, keeps you on a continual detour from realizing your higher self. It's time to develop some discipline and mastery kids. Make a Vow to yourself and repeat this with me three times. And out loud she had the entire class repeat...
I will stop reacting! I will stop reacting! I will stop reacting!   

Now it's time to live it, kids!"

        

Just before we left that evening, Hilda reminded us that by taking that vow, we were going to be tested.  

GET READY.

I'm passing that advice along to you. 

DO IT! 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 2014 Master Classes for Massage Therapists, Nurses and Healers

Licensed by the NJ Department of Education
NCBTMB Provider Number 450461-07 

Best viewed on our web site: NewJerseyMassage.com  

 

LOTS OF NEW AND EXCITING CLASSES

REFER A FRIEND OR CO WORKER  

AND  

TAKE $20 OFF YOUR NEXT CLASS 

 

NEW JERSEY REQUIRES 20 CE HOURS EVERY TWO YEARS

NEW YORK REQUIRES 36 CE HOURS EVERY THREE YEARS

PENNSYLVANIA REQUIRES 24 CE HOURS EVERY TWO YEARS 

NEW JERSEY NURSES ARE REQUIRED TO TAKE 30 CE HOURS EVERY TWO YEARS 

 

 

We have great classes to fulfill all your requirements!

  

 

 

         "Feed your head!"  

ALL TESTIMONIALS ARE DIRECTLY FROM WORKSHOP EVALUATIONS

 

 

"I've taken many wonderful classes here. This is a great school for 

continuing education with an elite group of master teachers and 

 one of the best free health newsletters around!" 

 Kathy McCready, LMT, former Prima Ballerina, NJ Ballet

 

"It amazes me what I learn here, it always goes beyond my expectations."

Deborah Gallo, LMT

"I love coming to this school!"

Lois Bass, LMT

"Love, love, love the classes and instructors!"

Christine Stites, LMT

 

"This official note is long overdue. Just now stumbled across your email address! So many times I think of my priceless gift of joining your classes at the North Jersey Massage Training Center. ALL of the classes I took were exceptional! They were professionally taught, appropriately covered the specific areas or specialties, and I have used them all here on Maui at the spa where I work. Head and shoulders above all (no Pun intended!) was the class covering the neck and shoulders. You would be amazed at the wonderful results and happy clients. One gentleman said, "I have had massages literally around the world at Four Seasons Hotels and the best Asian hotels. Your massage is the best I ever had!" Another one said, "That was excellent! That is the best massage I ever had." When people go out with those comments after massage I am pleased too. They feel great!

And I am grateful to have studied with you and added to my continuing education in such a worthwhile manner."

 Debbie Kimball, LMT

 

PRESS ON THE LINK OF THE CLASS YOU'RE INTERESTED IN AND ALL THE INFO. WILL COME UP 

 

Date(s)

Day(s)

Course

Feb-03-2014

Mon

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Neck

Feb-05-2014

Wed

Heartsaver First Aid with CPR/AED

Feb-07-2014

Fri

Geriatric Massage Training: for the Mature and Aging Client

Feb-09-2014

Sun

Reflexology: The Roth Method: Manual Counter-stress Technique for Optimal Relaxation via the Hands and Feet

Feb-10&11-2014

Mon & Tue

Mastectomy Massage

Feb-12-2014

Wed

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Arm & Shoulder

Feb-13-2014

Thu

Ayurvedic Massage Training

Feb-17&18-2014

Mon & Tue

ACE Massage Cupping Therapy - Two Day Basic Training

Feb-20-2014

Thu

Ethics of a Professional Massage Therapy Practice

Feb 21-2014

Fri

Muscle Testing for the Massage Therapist

Feb-22&23-2014

Sat & Sun

Traditional Usui REIKI WeekendTraining

Feb-24-2014

Mon

Ultimate Medical Massage Series: Face & Core Foundation

Feb-26-2014

Wed

How to Effectively Treat Sciatic and Piriformis Pain:

The Heisler Approach

 

LATEST HAPPENINGS IN AND AROUND NEW JERSEY MASSAGE

 

3,500 classes since 1975 and still... 

FREE 
but ...

 

NO MEDITATION CLASS IN FEBRUARY

 

Terra Sky is moving to Springfield!!!

 

We will let you know where and when soon...

it will be nearby and beautiful!

 

 

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.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sunday Professional Clinic

A discounted rate so all may enjoy massage therapy from a consummate professional! 

 

Next Clinic dates are  

Sundays, February 2+16,
March 2, 16, 30th

  

Reserve your space early.  

 

STILL THE VERY BEST DEAL IN TOWN!

 

$55 for one hour! 

  

WHOA! 

Swedish or Deep Tissue Massage with Hot Steam Packs


(Regularly $100)

 

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 Valentines 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 for you or a Gift Certificate for these three offerings...

 

        Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facial

 

Combines the beautifying deep relaxation of a massage therapy facial  

with the pain relieving expertise of a deep tissue massage.

         

        Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu
Extraordinary one hour or hour and a half acupressure treatment

         

        Muscle Stripping

This is an amazing technique that

renews your legs, strips down and lengthens the muscles and it is touted as a technique that

lessens the appearance of cellulite.
Also
great for the athlete in your family!

 

        Available at our Parsippany, Livingston, Fairfield and North Caldwell offices only.

"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.

We Got Your Massage Therapy Covered... 

 

 "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 

www.newjerseymassage.com

 

 

 

 

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

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

 

Sometime before my 92 and a half year old mother passed away and after years of diminished living and pain, she turned to me seriously and blurted emphatically,  

 

 

"Had I known I would live so long,  

 

I would have taken much better care of myself!"   

 

We both bust out laughing after her comment but the truth is she absolutely meant it. She knew she never really did take care of herself and that although she had lived a long time, she experienced more than a decade of suffering. And for a vibrant dancer, as mom was in her younger days, aging was a nightmare. The major paradigm shift from daily living, daily dancing to daily survival can be a mind blowing phenomenon for many.  

 

It seems just yesterday I was in my 20's and the day before a funny, skinny little kid playing in the streets of the Bronx and tomorrow?... well tomorrow I'll be a senior citizen! It goes that fast and we all wake up eventually.  

So here's your wake up call "kids."  

         

Remember the Aesop fable about the Grasshopper and the Ant? Don't be a grasshopper. It's time to get your house in order. Plant a seed, let's get with it. That means building a strong foundation physically and spiritually to handle life's adversity. And oh yes...adversity is on the way, rest assured. I don't care if you go to India regularly or Indiana and sit at the feet of Swami Mama Lama ding dong, the daily basics are the hardest to accomplish.  

 

 

"In the long run the most empowering and eventually liberating of spiritual pathways is to master the basics."

 

 

Eat a plant based, anti inflammatory diet of primarily organic grains, beans, soups, salads,fruits, land and sea veggies, seeds, nuts, green leafy vegetables like kale, collards, watercress and broccoli sprouts, fermented soy products like miso, use alkaline water, Himalayan pink salt. Eating healthy makes a profound difference!

What you eat turns into your blood, your blood makes up your cells and your cells make up every organ of your body. Your brain is also an organ. Put junk in..you'll get junk out!  

Eat beautifully and eventually become more beautiful.

 

Taking a great supplement program will add years onto your shelf life, years...!


Get your body flexible with deep tissue medical massage,

 yoga, tai chi, Pilates, or Kathy's outstanding Xtend Ballet Exercise Program etc.  

 

Every 4-inch increase in waist size is associated with a 15 to 25% greater risk of death.   

 

Flexibility and spirituality are synonymous with each other.  


Thou shalt have rhythm.
 

 

 

Meditate every day, morning and evening; it all starts with your breath.  

 

Be incessantly optimistic, uplift and inspire wherever you go.

 

Think Outward.

 

Open Your Heart.

 

Be Brave. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Must See Videos

 

Sometimes I find exceptional articles or videos that I like to share with you.  

Here's a bunch that I really enjoyed as of late.

Hilarious...Johnny Carson with Frank Sinatra and Don Rickles 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5_V9RT8aR8

 

Heirloom Seed Companies

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=642181582507677&set=a.507210629338107.1073741825.507166226009214&type=1&theater  

 

Never have to cut a ring off with this technique 

http://videos.komando.com/watch/4954/viral-videos-a-neat-trick-gets-a-stuck-ring-off-a-swollen-finger?utm_medium=nl&utm_source=tvkim&utm_content=2014-01-28-article-screen-shot-f    

  

Things you never say to your boss

http://career-advice.monster.com/in-the-office/workplace-issues/things-not-to-say-to-your-boss/article.aspx?wt.srch=1&wt.mc_n=olm_skr_srch_tbl_RON12_img7  

 

Folding a shirt in under 20 seconds  

https://fbcdn-vthumb-a.akamaihd.net/hvthumb-ak-frc3/t15/1500744_707165142661178_707164719327887_58057_1714_b.jpg

   

Great Healthy Falafel Recipe  

http://gourmandelle.com/chiftelute-de-naut-healthy-vegan-falafel/  

 

 

MY FAVORITE THOUGHTS OF THE WEEK:

 

They're coming for your vitamins folks!
Wake up

Facebook Wisdom-  

     "THE TRUTH WILL SET YOU FREE BUT AT FIRST IT WILL PISS YOU OFF!"

 

 

"When we talk about compassion, we talk in terms of being kind. But compassion is not so much being kind; it is being creative to wake a person up." Chogyam Trunpa Rinpoche

"Take the blinders off people, the world is on fire" 

Nancy Bragin

 

"A true friend kicks you in the ass. And the entire universe is your true friend. Far too simple for fragile egos." 

Nancy Bragin 

 

 

"Its easy to be spirtual when you have flush toliets."

"The real function of a spiritual friend is to insult you."
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche