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About Living Garden

I opened Living Garden as a massage office that focuses on what massage was created for. In the recent past, massage had been relegated to a luxury service, purely for relaxation. To get a massage, one had to go to a spa and be pressured to upgrade your service, sign up for a membership, or buy pricey products.

Now, massage is coming back to its origins- healing. By having a private office, we are allowed to provide massage and bodywork while focusing on the client.  The sole reason for seeing a client is to help relieve pain and encourage their tissues to heal. We have the space to guide our clients to a treatment schedule and modalities that will benefits them. 

In the same vein of focusing on healing, we emphasize that the client is in charge of the massage. If you only want your back massaged for your 60 minute session, you got it. If you want to talk, or listen to 80's pop music, or meditate during your session, that's all up to you. The pressure is too much, the table is too hot, face rest too low, just let us know. We want to make sure you are comfortable and enjoy your session.

 
 
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Candice guinan, lmt cmcp

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NJ State License 18KT00527100

Candice is the owner of Living Garden and a massage therapist. She graduated from The Institute for Therapeutic Massage in 2012 and now teaches Anatomy and Physiology there.

Since graduation, Candice has worked with chiropractors, physical therapists, pain management doctors, personal trainers, and Rutgers' sports teams as well as in spas as Spa Manager. She describes her massage style as rehabilitative and pain management. 

    Some of the modalities she is trained in are:

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    • Swedish massage 
    • Deep Tissue massage
    • Sports massage
    • Orthopedic Massage
    • Aromatherapy
    • Reflexology
    • Chair massage
    • Trigger Point Therapy
    • Post surgical massage
    • Orthopedic massage
    • ain management massage
    • Active Release techniques (ART)
    • Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
    • Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
    • Muscle Energy Techniques (METs)
    • Prenatal and Perinatal massage
    • Massage Cupping (CMCP)
    • Stretching
    • Mindfulness massage

    Candice is currently studying several orthopedic bodywork modalities and hand reflexology.

    When not massaging, Candice loves to travel, hike, cook, garden, get lost on tangents in Wikipedia, spend time with her niece and nephews, and listen to probably too many True Crime podcasts.