One of New Jersey’s massage therapy pioneers, Larry Heisler, M.A., LMT is the founder and director of the longest running massage school in the Garden State, The North Jersey Massage Training Center (originally called The New Jersey School of Massage). Located since 1980 at the Parsippany Medical Complex, Larry has taught continuing education to over 10,000 students, and was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame in 2019.
Today, Larry’s school, known as New Jersey Massage, LLC. offers the largest continuing education program for massage therapists in the surrounding five-state region. Offering yearly over two hundred classes in every style of massage therapy.
Larry’s personal revolutionary approach to bodywork is based on the direct influence the acupuncture meridian system (Energetic System) has on the human musculature. His book, Soft Tissue Revolution: A New Bodywork Paradigm is based on the clinical experience Larry has in treating over 60,000 patients including thousands of athletes.
Larry holds degrees and certifications in psychotherapy, nutrition, education, and ministry. In fact, it is the ministry aspect that has been the impetus for Larry’s latest book called, The Book of Life: An Owner’s Manual.
This year, 2024 Larry celebrates the 49th anniversary of officiating his meditation class called the Open-Heart Healing and Meditation Circle. Since 1975, Larry has taught over 3,500 meditation classes. He has never charged for a meditation class.
Larry states that the thing he’s most proud of is being a vegetarian since 1971.
When he heard that Buddha said, “Cause no suffering,” he took that to heart and tries to live by that. Larry’s philosophy of life is two-fold; learn and grow in every way you can, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually and then devote your life to uplifting, inspiring and serving, wherever you are sent.
Essentially, to grow and serve.