I went to see Art last week for the first time. He was warm, kind, and professional. I have had chronic pain for years and tried everything. Art’s session is different from all the therapies I have had. My body did feel better right in the session. I feel he has holistic views on health and healing. I am going back this week again.
Art is simply one of the most gifted holistic massage therapists I’ve encountered anywhere. His spiral technique of softening, lengthening, and loosening the fascia relieved pain and tension and helped me regain a much greater range of motion in a single visit. He is incredibly skilled in working the deepest levels of muscular and fascial tissue and is so intentional in helping the body relearn its own wisdom and suppleness. Because his level of competence is so high and the technique he uses so rare, I think he’s a simply a master. He needs to consider opening a school to teach this method!
David McCallum SJ, EdD
Teachers College, Columbia University
When I came to Art, my neck was frozen and couldn’t move it to the left or right. It was so painful before he touched me. As he started working on me I felt my body started to melt. He uses his body weight along with his forearms and gently goes in deep like he’s ironing out all the kinks. I liked that he asked me to breath and cough out my pain. He asked me to use my sounds to release the pain.
All I can say is that it’s two days later and I have no more pain in my neck which is amazing. I have been carrying that pain for a long time hoping I would find someone like Art to heal me. Art is a very experienced body worker and really knows what he is doing. I know this because I have had so many people work on my body through the years but never had anyone that I can call a body sculpturer!
Art Jaffe has an intuitive gift for relieving pain and restoring function in the fastest time possible. He took me from walking on 2 canes with 8/10 pain level (and great difficulty) to walking freely,pain decreased to barely noticeable 1/10. My first session with Art occurred 2 months after I’d had a serious accident on icy pavement (with a C5-6, 6-7 neck injury and traumatic brain injury). I had had energy work, massage, chiropractic care and steroids to reduce the brain swelling. Art works miracles with his technique. My life and function was restored by his competence and caring. That was in 2003 and I’ve been an avid fan of this work ever since. I no longer live in NY, but I still see him as often as I can.
Retired RN, CCRNe and Reiki Master
I have been seeing Art over a number of years and he has addressed a number of painful challenges beginning with neuropathy in my feet in 2004. Sessions with Art provide relief when traditional medicine has only offered drugs to treat symptoms or possible surgical approaches. As exhausting as a session can be for the amount of physical work performed is extensive, I have never felt better than when I leave his office. In addition to the neuropathy, Art has used his technique to relieve extensive lower back pain and stiffness as well as shoulder and rotater cuff area stiffness and swelling.
Homework assignments of various exercises have proved invaluable in allowing me to overcome out of balance stance and the type of secondary stiffness and pain resulting from overcompensating for various changes in my gate and posture due to to neoropathy, hip wear and ankle deterioration.
After going to an acupuncturist, chiropractor and massage therapy to get the right treatment for my leg finally I met Art.
I had a sharp pain in my left leg and I could not bend it completely and I was unable to do yoga. I was very surprised when Art Jaffe worked on my body for 10 minutes and my leg went back to normal. I told Art that I just experience “magic” and he told me “this is science”. I was so glad to put my body in his hand to receive the miracle of restoring my health in a matte of minutes. I had this pain for over two months and nothing was working.
I am very grateful to Art Jaffe, he is a warrior of love, health and vitality. Art, thank you for helping me and for the contribution you are making to the planet.
Art goes DEEP! I’m a working musician with a chronically bad shoulder and he helped me in a way no other doctor or healer has been able to. He got in there, got results and kindly took the time to show me stretches and exercises to keep my positive momentum going.
Art has such a welcoming way about him, both strong and gentle, that he instantly put me at ease. During our session, he gave me an in-depth descriptions of his techniques, my issues and their possible roots, and the legacy of his teachers and students.
I’ve been to physical therapy, massage parlors, yoga classes – you name it. Art is the first guy to actually CHANGE my shoulder, not just relieve the pain for a moment. For that, I am eternally grateful! Thanks Art!
About halfway through the 2012 edition of the 3100 Mile Race I was experiencing tremendous respiratory difficulty. It was strange in that it was summer and my breathing became quite difficult. While trying to run 60 miles a day, breathing is quite essential!
After just 10 minutes Art found a blockage in my spine and as soon as he cleared it my lungs released a copious amount of phlegm and within 5 minutes my breathing was normalized.
I knew Art was a musculoskeletal master but I never expected him to be able to help me with such a mysterious and subtle malady.
Without that treatment I don’t know how I could’ve completed the 3100 mile race.
Pushkar Mullauer, Zurch
I meet Art on one of the races organized by Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team.. He was volunteering in the medical. After my first appointment in his office, I finally realized why everybody was so eager to get his help. His unique technique and profound anatomy knowledge makes him capable to release you from some problems that you was carrying with you for years and years and already give up the hope to be ever able to get rid of it.
Almost every time I saw him in his office, I experienced some small wonders afterwards. Like becoming back the sensation on the skin underneath of a long scar on the thigh that became numb after the surgery, more than twenty years ago. Or being able to run marathon and even improve the time, comparing to the last year, even tough, few days before I wasn’t able to run at all…
He is also able to give you valuable advices and show you exercises to do at home.
Since he is able to reach in one session an improvement, for which the other therapists need ten or more sessions, if at all, it is also good deal from the financial point of view.
I can recommend Art to everybody who already, unsuccessfully, tried everything to solve problems with their musculoskeletal system.
Also to everybody else, but the first ones will definitely be able to appreciate his work much more.
Last but not least, Art is also very nice person. With him, you don’t only gain a world class therapist but also a new friend ..
My name is Emeka Okafor and I am a professional basketball player for the National Basketball Association (NBA). I started my career with the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats and played for the New Orleans Hornets as well as the Washington Wizards. I have been in the NBA for 10 years and named the 2004 NBA Rookie of the Year. Prior to being drafted in the NBA, I was a member of the 2004 NCAA Championship Team, the University of Connecticut Huskies. Upon winning the title and graduating from college in three years, I was named to the 2004 USA Men’s Basketball team and represented my country in the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece.
In my field, restorative treatments are one of the most paramount components to having a successful career. I worked with many different practitioners and body workers and Arthur Jaffe is one of the finest and most talented. His intuitive, in depth knowledge of the human body and easy-going personality makes him an instrumental piece on the road to recovery. I can personally attest to his specific knowledge and expertise in healing. In the short while that I have had the privilege of working with Arthur, I have seen long held physical and emotional tension melt away. During each session I can (literally) feel my body clock being turn back as my muscles relax, aches disappear, and youthful vigor return.
I have personally consulted with Arthur and plan to continue working closely with him for the remainder of my career as a professional basketball player. I would recommend him to my family members as well as any player in the NBA or other professional sporting organizations in the United States. He truly is a uniquely qualified individual in the realm of healing.
NBA & Olympic Basketball Player