A Grand-master LMT Talks About Back Pain

by Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT

Providence! Integrated Health and Fitness presents Nutrition for the New Year.

This Grand–master LMT is also Providence!’s nutritional consultant. Join Mr. Heisler for his descriptive nutrition education program starting March 10th at 7:45pm that will change your life. For more information about upcoming workshops, click here. Start to understand why “Back pain is the number one cause of lost work days in the United States.” Dr. Anders Cohen, chief of neurosurgery and spine surgery at the Brooklyn Hospital Center, in New York City.

My grandfather built the Empire State Building, my father built the World Trade Center. My dad was a bull of a man; Manhattan champ wrestler, a great long distance swimmer and a champion ballroom dancer, all in a construction workers body.   Continue reading

Beyond Relaxation — Medical Massage

By Kathy McCready

Need another excuse to get a massage? A good massage just may help you live longer. A study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine suggests that people who received a single deep-tissue massage saw, on average, a seven-point decrease in both their systolic and diastolic blood pressures and a decrease in their resting heart rates by 11 beats per minute. “Over time, these subtractions could add as many as six years to a person’s life span,” says author of the study, Alan Kaye, M.D., Ph.D. “The benefits of massage actually last for days, and the more you experience them, the more likely your body is to adjust permanently.”  Continue reading

How To Change the Way You Move

By Kathy McCready

As Director of a wellness center in New Providence, New Jersey and a former ballerina of the New Jersey Ballet, I have a direct and keen personal interest in what alleviates pain, stiffness and tightness. Recently I had a fascinating conversation with Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT, the director of New Jersey Massage. I asked him all about the different styles of massage therapy: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports etc and why my clientele should be asking for a medical massage. This is what he had to say:  Continue reading

Massage for Chronic Pain

By Kathy McCready

We know that therapuetic massage helps you relax, clear your mind, and decrease stress. But did you know that we can use massage for chronic pain? Research has shown that massage helps to lower the heart rate and blood pressure, increase circulation and endorphins, and relax muscles. Endorphins, in fact, are the body’s natural pain killers.  Continue reading