Our Staff

Thank you for your interest in New Jersey Massage, LLC. We have an elite staff of licensed, teacher level practitioners all trained, or directly influenced by a massage therapy Grandmaster. Our therapists specialize in Medical, Sports Massage and Manual Lymph Drainage along with dozens of other styles of massage and bodywork, and they will customize the massage therapy session to meet the specific needs, goals and pains of their clientele. So whether you have lower back pain, a pinched nerve, are preparing for or recovering from surgery, we can help you. Cancer, mastectomy, pregnancy, geriatric, craniosacral, myofascial, trigger point therapy,

WE’VE GOT YOU COVERED.

 

We also specialize in traditional Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage with hot steam packs.
In the Asian styles, we offer Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu, Thai Massage and Hawaiian Lomi Lomi.
We also cover all the Hot Stone and Raindrop Therapy work, as well as Reiki and deep tissue Reflexology. We are especially fond of our Deep Tissue Massage Therapy Facial, which combines deep tissue massage with hot towel facial hydration and a terrific line of organic skin care products.

 

On site chair and table massage are also available for your next corporate or home event.
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Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

One of the massage pioneers in New Jersey. As director of the OLDEST massage school in New Jersey, The North Jersey Massage Training Center and as the director of four elite massage therapy facilities, Larry has been a massage practitioner since 1975, and has treated an estimated nearly 60,000 people! Possessing a strong education background, formerly a camp director, classroom teacher, an assistant principal, and then college instructor, it was natural for Larry to begin teaching the healing path he loved, soft tissue massage. In 1980, Larry opened the third school of massage in New Jersey, initially specializing in Traditional Barefoot Shiatsu. Soon after he followed up with a highly developed massage therapy facility, New Jersey Massage, LLC located since 1980 in the Parsippany Medical Complex. By 1985, his programs embraced a full spectrum of massage therapy modalities and Larry’s hundreds of students and graduates were on their way to establishing massage therapy as a legitimate healing alternative in his northern New Jersey area. With advanced degrees and training in massage therapy, nutrition, counseling, education, interfaith ministry, meditation and music, Larry has touched and inspired the lives of tens of thousands. New Jersey Massage, LLC has been widely acknowledged for its volunteer massage team participation in many hundreds of state wide fund raising events for organizations like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Diabetes Tour De Cure to the Red Cross, Leukemia Society, Make A Wish Foundation and the 9/11 Port Authority Ground Zero Command. In the 1980’s, Larry was one of the very first in N.J. to present what is now called Integrative Medical Programs in Wellness, Nutrition and Meditation for the hospital medical staffs at six different Grand Medical Rounds Symposiums including the New Jersey School of Medicine and Dentistry.  Larry is responsible for setting up wellness curriculums for three Universities, and has been on television discussing massage therapy legislation with then Governor Christie Todd Whitman. In addition, he has presented programs at over thirty college campuses, a dozen health departments and at over a hundred New Jersey corporations. This year Larry celebrates the 40th anniversary of officiating at his weekly meditation and healing circle. Since 1975, Larry has taught over 3,500 meditation classes. He has never charged for this class.

Kathleen McCready, LMT

Kathy is the director and owner of PROVIDENCE! Integrated Health and Fitness in New Providence, NJ, one of the elite facilities New Jersey Massage offers massage services in. As a young woman growing up in New York, she became a student of The Julliard School and graduated from The School of American Ballet. She danced under the direction of the great Russian choreographer George Balanchine. Later on she performed classical ballet with the Pacific Northwest, San Francisco and the New Jersey Ballet companies. She was the Prima Ballerina with NJB. Her dance career blossomed on Broadway starring in such well known productions as “Sugar Babies.” A true world class athlete, she is a constant advocate of health and wellness. With licenses and certifications in XTEND Barre, massage therapy and spa therapies, Hatha Yoga, Gyrotonics® and Pilates, Kathy has given thousands of massage treatments and has taught over 14,000 fitness classes!

“Rarely does one ever meet a Prima Ballerina. The grace and excellence that goes into creating a career as one of the very best dancers in the world can only be achieved by harnessing sheer determination, unbridled passion and a sincerity for world class excellence. Kathy is one of the most gifted human beings I have ever met and she shares her special healing gifts unconditionally!”
Larry Heisler, M.A. LMT

Brian J. Thomas, B.A., LMT

Brian is a medical massage practitioner and former Director of Continuing Education at the North Jersey Massage Training Center. He is noted for helping people recover from muscle injuries and assisting people to live pain free. He specializes in medical massage, Tandem Point Therapy, neuromuscular, myo-fascial and trigger point therapies, cancer and life threatening illness, sports massage, shiatsu, and Swedish massage therapies.

“Brian is a highly trained, incredibly skilled medical massage therapist!” -  Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Tracy Sanders, LMT

As a licensed massage therapist, Tracy a.k.a. The Hammer, specializes in deep tissue and trigger point massage therapy and is certified in a wide variety of massage and bodywork styles including pre and post-natal, hot stone, Raindrop aromatherapy sessions, deep tissue facial massages, Thai Massage and traditional Barefoot Shiatsu. An on-site coordinator for the North Jersey Massage Training Center, he is also an electronic navigation specialist.

"Tracy has dynamic hands that can peel the years off your body." -  Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Bianca Franchi, LMT, NCBTMB

Bianca is an extraordinary woman with special massage therapy talents who has been offering massage therapy since the 1980’s. Offering many styles of therapy including Swedish and deep tissue massage, cancer and hot stone massage, shiatsu and her specialty: traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi which she also teaches. “Bianca is one of the most sincere, outward thinking people I have ever met. A true healing practitioner, and her massage and Lomi work is a total knock-out.” -  Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Michelle Frost, A.A., LMT

Michelle is a state licensed massage therapist with close to a decade of clinical experience. One of our most popular therapists, she specializes in Medical, Swedish and Deep Tissue massage therapy, as well as Hot Stone, Cranio-Sacral, REIKI and Manual Lymphatic Drainage.

"Michelle has ‘special’ healing gifts that she backs up with years of clinical experience." -  Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Justin Weaver, C.A., LMT

Justin is one of those extraordinary individuals that is driven to make a difference, driven to help people. A world class martial arts teacher and practitioner, an acupuncturist and a licensed massage therapist. Justin is a man of total integrity whose open hearted kindness and clinical training make for one talented practitioner.
“Justin has hands and a heart of gold.” -  Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Leslie Dondarski, B.A., LMT

Leslie is a graduate from The Institute for Therapeutic Massage. She has been a state licensed Massage Therapist since 2005, is a Reiki Practitioner and specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Pre/Post-Natal Massage and Hot Stone Therapy. Leslie has found that massage offers her the opportunity to share her nurturing spirit and extraordinary healing gifts with others.
“Leslie is a very talented therapist with amazing hands and a beautiful healing presence.”

Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

 

Steve Guttman, B.S. Corporate Fitness, LMT

Steve is an On Site Corporate Coordinator for New Jersey Massage, and has been a massage therapist since the 1980's.  He specializes in many styles of therapy including Medical Massage, Swedish, Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, Sports Massage & Hot and Cold Stone Therapy. Steven is a licensed Physical Education Teacher with two decades of teaching experience as well as Certifications in Personal Training, Yoga, Pilates, Weight Management and Clinical Hypnotherapy.
“Steven has devoted his whole life to making a difference and has touched many lives.”

Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Tatyana Govorova, M.A., NCBTMB, LMT

Tatyana is an extraordinary healer and massage therapist from Kiev. She has performed massage therapy in a vast array of clinical environments including the Atlantic Health System hospitals. Most importantly she is enthusiastic, kind and especially dedicated to using her knowledge, experience, and warm hands and heart to improve her clients’ health and well-being. Tatyana is adept in the use of integrative massage and energy bodywork for relaxation; pain and stress relief; injury healing; increased energy; and physical, mental, and emotional balance."

“A gifted, caring healer in the massage tradition!” Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Jim Haessig, B.A., LMT

Jim is a gifted licensed massage therapist, a graduate of the Mayo Clinic School of Wellness Coaching, and a certified Core Energetics practitioner. His focus as a massage therapist is to relieve tightness, stress, and held energy in the body.  His presence is part of the healing experience for his clients.  As a Core Energetic practitioner, Jim works with emotional blocks in the body which prevent people from feeling truly alive.  Core Energetics, which is a four-year training, is a form of “body psychotherapy” within the field of somatic psychology.

“A well trained clinical massage therapist with the psychological training to clearly hear and support the needs of his clientele. Very powerful. Jim is especially gifted.” Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Jany Sabins, LMT, CHMDLT

Jany is an On-Site Corporate Coordinator for New Jersey Massage, and has been pursuing her interest in holistic healing for over a decade.  She specializes in manual lymph drainage and medical massage.  From her own life experiences of thirty years in corporate America, she hopes to continually expand those healing skills to help minimize the effects of stress in the lives of others.

"Jany is an extraordinary healer in the massage tradition. Her history tells much about her integrity and striving for excellence. Jany is an attorney, was a marching band musician with the world famous Buckeyes Marching Band, a world class body builder, and now a wonderful massage therapist. It's a pleasure to have her on board with our elite New Jersey Massage staff."

Jack Smith, LMT

After a brief career in theater acting where he had the privilege of appearing in “The Tempest” with Frank Langella and B.D. Wong at the Roundabout Theatre in New York City and a longer career in retail sales, Jack decided to make a change and went back to school and became a massage therapist.

 

Upon completing his certification program with the Institute for Therapeutic Massage, Jack immediately began attending continuing education classes at North Jersey Massage Training Center and has been personally tutored by Grandmaster massage therapist Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT in his Ultimate Medical Massage series. In his ongoing commitment to expanding his knowledge and expertise in numerous modalities to better serve the health and wellness needs of his clients, Jack has also studied closely with the other great teachers at the North Jersey Massage Training Center including the former president of the NJ Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, Cheryl Chapman, R.N., HSN, LMT and the nationally acclaimed Director of the Manual Lymph Drainage Institute, Elisa DiFalco, O.T., LMT.

 

Jack completed a 125-hour hospital based Oncology Massage training course in the Cancer Center at Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ and found it to be one of the most rewarding experiences of his life. “What a powerful difference the smallest gesture like a kind and caring hand can make in the lives of those struggling with this terrible life threatening illness”

 

Other modalities include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Pre/Post Natal and Infant Massage.

 

Jack Smith is from the latest generation of massage therapists I have personally mentored, and his massage work is turning out to be awesome. -  Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT