About Us

Gentle Art of Recovery is a Multiple Modality Treatment of Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Cupping & IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization are performed to detect and treat fascia restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration.  Will improve ROM, increase flexibility, and strength. 
3 Locations - Midtown East/West & Dumbo Brooklyn


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Jiu Jitsu Massage

274 Madison Ave

Suite #1205

NY , NY 10018 map it

(347) 325-0751

License: #NYS LMT # 018179

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Where do I start? Marcus is the most knowledgable massage therapist I have ever worked with. My favorite aspect of the session, aside from the wonderful recovery work and how great my body feels after, is the way he explains and teaches as he works when possible. He knows my body better than I do! I’ve learned so much from him about recovery and self care. I’ve been to two of his locations and they were both very well kept with a peaceful atmosphere. Marcus himself has a great personality, very genuine, and passionate about his work. He’s the type of guy that’s always adding to his knowledge bank and it shows with every visit. You just can’t beat the years of experience he has. He creates a relaxed, comfortable environment, and I never leave without laughing at least once. Great guy, great service, 10/10, get your butt down there to get your body back in whack. Marcus, thank you, I appreciate you and all you do.

    Absolutely amazing, professional, and I feel so much better after just one session. Can’t believe I’ve been wasting so much money on other methods. Highly recommend.

  • Marcus is a pro. Great treatment for BJJ folks and Broadway performers or anyone leading an active lifestyle! He really fixed me up nicely!

    Another great experience with Marcus. Highly recommend for people who go hard in their training.

  • Awesome professional.

    Marcus is very knowledgeable, and took great care to ensure that he answered any technical questions I had about his observations and assessment throughout my treatment. Following just my first treatment, I felt empowered with knowledge about what I had been experiencing with regard to my injury. Physically, I felt great – it was a real tune-up that my body needed. I highly recommend Marcus to really ANYONE who wants to restore and maintain their body from the stress incurred from sports and daily physical activities.

  • Marcus got right to the core of my issues and within 1 hours time, I felt more relief than I had with any other doctor, masseuse, or chiropractor. Marcus knows exactly what he's doing. I'm so glad I finally found someone who knows how to aid in my neck and back conditions. Will be back!

    Marcus is the man, I feel like he just undid decades of damage to my body.

  • I had a great experience. I walked out feeling amazing and my body is a lot more relaxed. I would recommend this for everyone, especially athletes.

    Absolutely the best massage I’ve have gotten. Marcus is excellent, professional and extremely knowledgeable. I strongly recommend this to all my friends.

Midtown East / West & DUMBO

$120
60min
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Out Call

$150
60min
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Marcus R.

License: NY #018179

24 Verified Reviews

Midtown East / West & DUMBO

$120
60min
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Can't find your address?

Out Call

$150
60min
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by Grace on Mar 13
Where do I start? Marcus is the most knowledgable massage therapist I have ever worked with. My favorite aspect of the session, aside from the wonderful recovery work and how great my body feels after, is the way he explains and teaches as he works when possible. He knows my body better than I do! I’ve learned so much from him about recovery and self care. I’ve been to two of his locations and they were both very well kept with a peaceful atmosphere. Marcus himself has a great personality, very genuine, and passionate about his work. He’s the type of guy that’s always adding to his knowledge bank and it shows with every visit. You just can’t beat the years of experience he has. He creates a relaxed, comfortable environment, and I never leave without laughing at least once. Great guy, great service, 10/10, get your butt down there to get your body back in whack. Marcus, thank you, I appreciate you and all you do.
by Katharine on Dec 05
Absolutely amazing, professional, and I feel so much better after just one session. Can’t believe I’ve been wasting so much money on other methods. Highly recommend.
by Dominic on Dec 05
Marcus is a pro. Great treatment for BJJ folks and Broadway performers or anyone leading an active lifestyle! He really fixed me up nicely!
by Sara on Nov 28
Another great experience with Marcus. Highly recommend for people who go hard in their training.
by Jarbem on Nov 14
Awesome professional.
by Allison Aquino on Oct 04
Marcus is very knowledgeable, and took great care to ensure that he answered any technical questions I had about his observations and assessment throughout my treatment. Following just my first treatment, I felt empowered with knowledge about what I had been experiencing with regard to my injury. Physically, I felt great – it was a real tune-up that my body needed. I highly recommend Marcus to really ANYONE who wants to restore and maintain their body from the stress incurred from sports and daily physical activities.
by Erin on Aug 12
Marcus got right to the core of my issues and within 1 hours time, I felt more relief than I had with any other doctor, masseuse, or chiropractor. Marcus knows exactly what he's doing. I'm so glad I finally found someone who knows how to aid in my neck and back conditions. Will be back!
by Frank on Jun 15
Marcus is the man, I feel like he just undid decades of damage to my body.
by Anonymous on May 18
I had a great experience. I walked out feeling amazing and my body is a lot more relaxed. I would recommend this for everyone, especially athletes.
by Omar on Apr 23
Absolutely the best massage I’ve have gotten. Marcus is excellent, professional and extremely knowledgeable. I strongly recommend this to all my friends.

Average Rating:

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by Grace on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Where do I start? Marcus is the most knowledgable massage therapist I have ever worked with. My favorite aspect of the session, aside from the wonderful recovery work and how great my body feels after, is the way he explains and teaches as he works when possible. He knows my body better than I do! I’ve learned so much from him about recovery and self care. I’ve been to two of his locations and they were both very well kept with a peaceful atmosphere. Marcus himself has a great personality, very genuine, and passionate about his work. He’s the type of guy that’s always adding to his knowledge bank and it shows with every visit. You just can’t beat the years of experience he has. He creates a relaxed, comfortable environment, and I never leave without laughing at least once. Great guy, great service, 10/10, get your butt down there to get your body back in whack. Marcus, thank you, I appreciate you and all you do.
by Katharine on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office with Marcus R.
Absolutely amazing, professional, and I feel so much better after just one session. Can’t believe I’ve been wasting so much money on other methods. Highly recommend.
by Dominic on Dec 2018
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Cupping, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Marcus is a pro. Great treatment for BJJ folks and Broadway performers or anyone leading an active lifestyle! He really fixed me up nicely!
by Sara on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Cupping, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Another great experience with Marcus. Highly recommend for people who go hard in their training.
by Jarbem on Nov 2018
Verified
Service Received: Outcalls- Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM-Intrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Awesome professional.
by Allison Aquino on Oct 2018
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Marcus is very knowledgeable, and took great care to ensure that he answered any technical questions I had about his observations and assessment throughout my treatment. Following just my first treatment, I felt empowered with knowledge about what I had been experiencing with regard to my injury. Physically, I felt great – it was a real tune-up that my body needed. I highly recommend Marcus to really ANYONE who wants to restore and maintain their body from the stress incurred from sports and daily physical activities.
by Erin on Aug 2018
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Marcus got right to the core of my issues and within 1 hours time, I felt more relief than I had with any other doctor, masseuse, or chiropractor. Marcus knows exactly what he's doing. I'm so glad I finally found someone who knows how to aid in my neck and back conditions. Will be back!
by Frank on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Marcus is the man, I feel like he just undid decades of damage to my body.
by Anonymous on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
I had a great experience. I walked out feeling amazing and my body is a lot more relaxed. I would recommend this for everyone, especially athletes.
by Omar on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Outcalls- Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM-Intrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Absolutely the best massage I’ve have gotten. Marcus is excellent, professional and extremely knowledgeable. I strongly recommend this to all my friends.
by Megan on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Great experience-thanks so much
by Dan on Apr 2018
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Can not recommend Marcus or his services enough especially if you are an athlete.
by Mitch on Feb 2018
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Very skilled and knowledgeable in his craft. Helped improve the healing process of an injury
by Omar on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Very clean place and very knowledgeable. It's a relaxing atmosphere, perfect for anyone. If you're an athlete do yourself a favor and have an athlete work out those problem spots and take your opinions seriously. you'll notice the difference.
by Katya on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Great knowledge of the body and very helpful with recovery.
by Chris on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Outcalls- Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM-Intrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
I have worked with many hands on therapists in my time and Marcus is easily one of the best. Professional, Knowledgable and efficient. He’s an effective communicator and creates a safe environment. I’m a fan. I’ll be referring him to everyone I know.
by Joshua on Oct 2017
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Amazing experience, I left feeling immediately better than I had in weeks!
by Gladys on Jul 2017
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
I like everything about my massage , Marcos was very professional , and hi really have gifted hands
by Noah on Dec 2016
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Marcus was excellent. I felt immediately better and I continue to improve with time. He knew exactly which areas needed work. I'll definitely be going back regularly.
by Liz on Nov 2016
Verified
Service Received: Midtown Office -Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM- Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Marcos really knows what he is doing. Finds the problem areas really quickly and works deep into long-standing tightness and pain. Highly recommendes.
by Alex on Oct 2016
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM-Intrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Marcus is amazing. Very understanding of my needs and helped me out a lot
by Greg on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM-Intrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Marcus is a phenomenal massage therapist. He keeps me injury free and recovered from all my daily training. I highly recommend him.
by Westley on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, IASTM-Intrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization with Marcus R.
Working with Marcus was instrumental in restoring the range of motion in my shoulder. 3 months ago, I landed incorrectly while being hip tossed and suffered multiple tears in my rotator cuff. The damage was so severe, I would wake up numerous times (10-15 times) throughout the night experiencing sharp pains in my shoulder. While undergoing physical therapy, I incorporated Marcus into my weekly routine and saw a dramatic difference in both range of motion and performance. His knowledge of anatomy and application of the Graston Technique was instrumental in clearing out scar tissue and adhesions surrounding my shoulder. I've continued to see Marcus on a weekly/bi-weekly basis for maintenance and would highly recommend him to anyone in need of soft tissue work. If you're a competitive athlete like myself or just a weekend warrior, working with Marcus will definitely help keep you in the game.
by Anonymous on Jul 2016
Verified
Service Received: with Marcus R.
Very Skilled
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Jiu Jitsu Massage

274 Madison Ave

Suite #1205

NY , NY 10018 map it

Phone: (347) 325-0751

License: #NYS LMT # 018179