who have experienced the healing power of vascular arm massage now
enjoy enhanced muscular function and freedom from pain. Percussionists,
pianists, guitar players, violinists and musical conductors tell
Drums & Percussion Grammy Winner
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
"Man, I am walking," I say to myself as I leave David
Hoff's office where he just did vascular massage on my arms and
legs for an hour and 45 minutes. The work is fabulous. I've been
playing music for 37 years, 34 of these years in The Allman Brothers
Banda rock, blues, jazz band. I describe what I do as playing
double-handed tennis, a racquet in each hand, for 34 years. I highly
recommend David's work.
Iva Dee Hiatt Professor Emerita of Music
Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts
"As a concert pianist, I useand
sometimes abusemy hands and arms beyond what one considers
normal," says Lory Wallfisch, Iva
Dee Hiatt Professor Emerita of Music at Smith College. "Consequently
the strain results in pain, threatening the very activity which
I must exercise every day, a nearly desperate situation!"
was in so much pain that she could barely practice the piano in
order to prepare for frequent public performances. "I experienced
such a "near-desperate" condition a few months ago when,
luckily, an advertisement of vascular arm massage therapy by David
Hoff fell into my hands," she recalls. "It gave me the
confidence to continue, and, indeed, the progress became quite remarkable.
After the fifth session, I was almost completely free of pain and
was able to prepare normally for the concert tour which took me
abroad for six weeks. The miraculous aspect was that the benefit
of the treatment was felt even after I stopped it, so much so that
I never had any discomfort whatsoever while away giving concerts."
"Having learned also how to avoid unnecessary stress, I consider
myself at present completely 'healed' and I am able to pursue a
regular piano practicing schedule. I am very grateful to David Hoff
and I think that any musician (instrument player) would greatly
benefit from his vascular arm massage therapy."
Conductor and Music Educator
"I have suffered with hand and arm pain
and stiffness from the age of 15. I have been a percussionist since
the age of 8, and when practicing became a very important role in
life I developed pain in both arms. For the next few years I went
from therapist to surgeon to massage therapists and I could not
find the solution. During my studies at the Hartt School of Music
I found my arm condition rapidly getting worse... I received the
worst news of all from a Sports Medicine Specialist...stop playing
in order for my arm to heal.
"Upon the first visit I was very happy with Mr. Hoffs
willingness to take the time to answer all my questions. He was
concerned and the number one goal was to make it possible for me
to perform again. It was only after a few visits that I noticed
a great improvement with my arm. The constant pain had decreased
greatly and I found that I could practice for a few hours each night
without any discomfort. It has been four years since my first visit
and my condition is under control. I visit Mr. Hoff once about every
six or seven months to maintain and keep my arms in great condition."
"I wish to recommend Mr. David
Hoff's vascular arm massages to all who suffer from acute or chronic
pain in hands or arms, or to those who would like to prevent it,
for example, musicians.
"Mr. Hoff's technique is very effective and very safe. It does
not involve movements that could be harmful and it is based on the
knowledge of the hand's and arm's inner structure.
"I am a classical pianist and I was suffering tendonitis in
my right hand for a long time. Mr. Hoff was the only person that
really helped me. I have seen many other doctors and therapists,
and I tried everything from swallowing tablets to very expensive
massages or strange chiropractic, and also homeopathy. All of those
methods were either impractical, unhealthy, ineffective or unaffordable.
"Mr. Hoff's method is simple, practical and helpful. If he
thinks that your problem has a different nature of what he can treat,
he is going to tell it to the patient and advise him/her further."
"I am very thankful to Mr. Hoff and hope that he will be able
to help many other people in my same situation. It is a great feeling
to be able to practice and perform again without pain and also forgetting
"to be careful."
David C. Block
"I highly recommend David Hoff's
Vascular Arm Massage therapy to any musician, and in particular,
to pianists. I have been playing piano since I was 6 years old.
Having been diagnosed with Repetitive Stress Injury in 1995 while
working on my Masters in Piano Performance, I tried almost every
kind of therapy, including Occupational Therapy, Hydrotherapy, Rolfing,
Acupuncture and Massage Therapy, among others. Although all these
treatments helped to an extent, I was able to get remarkable results
with Mr. Hoff's technique.... I cannot stress enough the importance
of taking care of any kind of musculoskeletal issues right at the
onset of the problem. Vascular Arm Massage can also be very beneficial
as a preventive therapy.... Every musician should be familiar with
"I remember my initial phone call
to David Hoff. My arm had been in pain for ten months and I had
reached my threshold. I was abrupt on the phone, clearly just wanting
to know if my symptoms could be helped. David scheduled a visit
for that day. What followed was a thorough course of treatments
which have improved the inflammation in my arm to such a degree
that now, rather than focusing on the frustrations of consistent
pain, I am once again happily absorbed in guitar playing and song