About Jeff Cohen
After my brother suffered a debilitating automobile accident in 1978, we traveled to the Philippines to explore alternative therapies for his injury. There we discovered Hilot, a traditional, centuries-old healing practice that can dramatically improve conditions such as sprains, pulled muscles, and repetitive stress injury. For years I worked with an expert healer in a remote village where I learned many of the Hilot techniques that have become instrumental to my therapy practice. In subsequent trips, I studied with other master healers and developed an in-depth understanding of Hilot principles.
Watch a short film of my experience in the Philippines.
The principles found in Hilot are based on the unique relationship between blood vessels and nerves, the proprioceptive mechanism, and how the energetic systems (also found in traditional Chinese medicine) are accessed via the neurovascular bundle, the connective tissue housing blood vessels and nerves.
Over my thirty years of practicing massage therapy, I have developed a very specific form of soft tissue proprioceptive retraining, a treatment that vastly improves joint mobility, muscle performance and range of motion, after an injury. Many times an injury to soft tissue results in neuromotor dysfunction: pain, muscle spasm and inflammation. Inflammation, in turn, affects neighboring muscle groups, compromising the body’s ability to function normally.
My treatment addresses both localized inflammation and reactive neurovascular dysfunction associated with underlying muscle, joint or tendon pain. I develop plans for my clients that include evaluation of the neuromotor dysfunction, targeted goals for treatment, and specific interventions to address their disability.
Testimonials for Jeff Cohen Therapy
"Jeff Cohen is the best therapist I've ever encountered. He is intuitive, insightful and innovative in his approach. He has been immeasurably helpful in keeping me and my company dancing our best."
Mark Morris – Mark Morris Dance Group
"Since I joined the SF Ballet 17 years ago, Jeff has been helping the dancers not only recover from injury but educate us in injury prevention. He is the real deal."
Damian Smith – San Francisco Ballet Principle Dancer
"I was suffering from RSI from overuse and Jeff's treatments quieted the inflammation and markedly reduced the pain. After a time all my hand and arm pain subsided and I am able to work again without pain."
Marty Tibor – President, Synapse Adaptive