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Massage Therapist
Hermosa Beach, CA


Born in Bellevue, Washington, Nicole Delma moved to California after receiving a full academic scholarship to Santa Clara University. She eventually received a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. She then attended the Santa Monica School of Massage and became a certified massage therapist.

Delma is currently single and lives in Hermosa Beach, California, where she is employed as a sports massage therapist/trainer (working with the pro-volleyball tours). She has previously worked as a medical assistant, bartender and media buyer.

Her favorite hobbies are racing/running in marathons, training and gourmet cooking. Delma describes herself as strong, resourceful and a risk-taker. Her mother is her hero because she showed her that she could do anything she set her mind on.

She feels she'll be useful as a survivor because she grew up in the outdoors and camped, hiked, biked and kayaked her way through the wilderness on islands every summer. She believes she's perfect for this adventure because she is in peak physical condition, young, energetic, certified in sports massage and medically trained. Her birth date is September 19, 1978.

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Colors: Flesh/peach, sky blue, copper, heather grey, red, black
Scents: Lavender, clean laundry, geranium, baby powder, fresh grapefruit, peppermint oil
Flowers: Lavender, orchid, hydrangea
Board Games: Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit, Uno, Charades
Video Games: No favorite
Sports to Play: Running, tag, red rover, flag football, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, wakeboarding
Sports Teams: Raiders, Dodgers, San Jose Sharks, Angels, San Jose Earthquakes, NY Giants
Outdoor Activities: Anything on the beach, running, biking, boat sports, swimming, hiking, camping, stargazing
TV Shows: Seinfeld, CSI, Late Night With Conan O'Brien, Jackass, AFV, E! True Hollywood Story, The Anna Nicole Show, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND
Movies: The Matrix, The Usual Suspects, Good Will Hunting, Goodfellas, The Godfather, Swingers, Donnie Brasco, L.A. Story, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, A Fish Called Wanda
Actors: Steve Martin, Kevin Spacey, Robert De Niro, Vince Vaughn, Anthony Hopkins, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Cruise, James Dean, Kevin Kline
Actresses: Gwyneth Paltrow, Kathy Bates, Julianne Moore, Uma Thurman, Winona Ryder, Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell
Music: A.F.I., Jack Johnson, Social Distortion, Madonna, The Strokes, The White Stripes, Ben Harper, George Winston, No Doubt
Magazines: Fitness, Psychology Today, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Runner's World
Books/Authors: Way of the Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Illusions, One, etc by Richard Bach
Cereals: Fiber One, Life, Honey Bunches of Oats, Whole Foods Ginger Granola
Fruits: Grapefruit, pear, apple, orange, kiwi, banana, dried fruit, nectarine, peach
Snack Foods: Trail mix, mini pretzels, yogurt covered raisins, bagel chips
Cookies: Macaroons, oatmeal, Girl Scout Thin Mints, Nutter Butters
Candy Bars: Trader Joe's Protein Bars, Pure Protein Bars, MET-Rx Bars, Clif Bars, Ultimate Lo-Carb Score Bars, Butterfinger, PayDay
Alcoholic Drinks: Guinness, Sierra Nevada, vodka and soda, Bombay Sapphire Martinis (one is my limit though)
Non-Alcoholic: Green tea, iced tea, coffee, Starbucks nonfat lattes, chai tea, Fresca, chocolate protein shakes


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Let us discuss Nicole Delma

Ok, Nicole wins the award for most Favorites. Apparently, she's the type that can't limit herself to just one thing. 9 favorite actors, 7 actresses, 9 music favorites, 10 movies, 6 colors, 7 candy bars, and so on. Apparently, she can't bear the thought of people not knowing that she has diverse interests. She wanted to list only Cosmopolitan and Fitness magazines, but then she decided that she should add Psychology Today and Newsweek just to convince us that she can carry a conversation.

I'm on to her, though, because after listing several oh-so-hip music groups (you know the kind, the kind that really suck but some group of college kids with bad taste in music for whatever reason decided to like and so now there's a bunch of music that is liked only because supposedly hip people say they're good), just so that we think she's into all kinds of music, she throws in George Winston. Now, George Winston is excellent, don't get me wrong. It's just that there are two "New Age" people who are listened to by those who know very little to nothing about meditative/new age music and these two are Yanni and George Winston. Anytime someone lists one of these two as a favorite, I instantly know that they really haven't explored the genre beyond having had someone who knows very little about the music reach into their CD collection and pull out the ONE relaxing CD they have and play it while they want to make out or pretend they're all romantic with their requisite within-the-first-month-or-two-of-dating candlelight dinner.

Similarly, although I happen to love Way of the Peaceful Warrior and Richard Bach's Illusions and One, I must admit that these were three of the first books I've ever read when I began my little spiritual journey. So, once again, we have an example of someone who has just begun to touch on things leading to being an interesting, well-rounded person. (The books are excellent, by the way. A lot of wisdom is shared. A beautiful way of life for growth and spirituality can be gleemed from just these few books.)

She thinks she already is, especially being a massage therapist. Massage therapists are usually very well-trained and they, along with acupuncturists and many chiropractors, are starting to bridge the gap between traditional medical practice (treat the sickness) and alternative medicine and wellness (true health and the actual prevention of sickness). Massage therapists who really care, who sincerely want to help and to heal every single body they touch, are incredible people. So, as I mildly make fun of Nicole, there's a good chance I respect her as much if not more than anyone else in this group.

Back to making fun of her. I also think that when she was asked what her favorite candy bars were, she THOUGHT deep down, "Butterfinger and Payday. Butterfinger and Payday. I am SO wanting a Butterfinger and a Payday!" But then she realized that people were going to look at her profile again and again, that it will remain posted for the world to see for as long as Survivor is still a TV show (he first Survivor's profiles are still up), and thought, "No, I'd better make sure all my sports massage clients know that I am SO dedicated to the wellness thing. And I won't list just one healthy protein bar. I'll list them ALL, dammit, because I want everyone to know that I am open-minded and that I explore and that I do anything that's spiritual and healthy for both the mind and body."

"Butterfinger and Payday. Butterfinger and Payday..."



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