“Nick's professional and personally attentive nature is prevalent in all aspects of his business. Whether supporting clients, athletes, working with staff or coaches he has proven time and time again to be reliable and competent. His friendliness and calming demeanor has made him an essential cog in our operation. I give him my highest recommendation.”
Doug Thralls Sports Massage Therapist Director Dynamax Human Performance 3X USA Olympic Sports Medical Team
“Nick Nicastro has been, first and foremost, a friend of mine for ten plus years. We met through our mutual love and camaraderie of athletics, but our friendship extended way beyond these typical boundaries. Nick is not just a multi-talented individual with many real-world skills. He is a kindhearted, thoughtful, and caring man who selflessly navigates through life to bend over backward for others. I cherish the memories of all the times Nick went out of his way to help me in some capacity without wanting anything in return. His is the most faithful friend in this sense. He knows good things happen to good people and he selflessly lives his every day by ‘what comes around goes around' and practices this loving attitude towards life.”
Meredith B. Kessler Professional Triathlete
the gift of massage …
Thoughts appear in our awareness and we assume that we must believe them. Because we have been conditioned to believe that we are our thoughts, we assume that we must pay attention to every thought that occurs. But this is a false assumption. We don’t actually choose to think, our thoughts just happen, like our breathing, or our heart beating, or our blood flowing. This constant, incessant and repetitive process of thinking also causes us to abandon our bodies. So the ultimate goal is to be more aware of our thinking and then, over time, become the witness of our thoughts.
Massage certainly helps with this awareness. It helps us to reconnect with our body, feeling our breath and the sensations that happen when receiving massage. The experience of massage is our gateway into the now. It is through that present moment while on the massage table, that we can remember ourselves as the infinite and spacious presence that we intuitively know, but sometimes forget that we really are.
When receiving a massage we feel the moment directly. Through the body. Our individual self and our agendas fade into oblivion and we are just left in the moment. We become our spirit. We become our true nature. We start to feel with our heart not with our mind. The mind turns life into a bundle of thoughts, a concept, something to talk about, a place we need to get to. Massage can not be talked about - it is not be a destination. Massage is an experience, it is something we melt into.
Hope to see you on the massage table !