Over the years, some of my clients and students have been kind enough to write recommendations and testimonials on my behalf. Here are some that I’ve compiled. I am humbled by these kind words. Additional recommendation posts are viewable on the Facebook business page (www.facebook.com/yoga.massagetherapy).
I came to Quinn Caya through a recommendation by a fellow musician. As
a group, we tend to have issues with our necks, shoulders, and upper
backs because of repetitive use. Quinn, doing ongoing work on my neck
and shoulders,has been able to release and calm the musculature in my
shoulders which in turn, has helped my migraine headaches. Quinn is a
very intuitive massage therapist, much more so than any others that
I’ve worked with. He has a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy,
explaining and describing things as he goes. He also teaches yoga,
approaching issues much like a doctor would, recommending poses and
stretches to help specific issues. This prescriptive yoga paired with
massage is unique and effective. I highly recommend him.
- Betsy Reeds, Buffalo, NY
I have been a successful massage therapist for more than a decade, and I am glad to say that Quinn Caya is a consummate professional. He is my go-to bodywork guy.
His premises are clean, warm and welcoming and include off-street parking in a quiet neighborhood. The intake process is professional and tactful. The massage room is inviting.
What separates Quinn from most LMTs in the Buffalo area is his completely mindful presence during the entire process. Technically proficient massage therapists are not hard to find, but very few can slow down and follow what the body tells them. I have found massage with Quinn to be an exploratory, rather than directive, experience. You will not be disappointed.
- Roy C., Buffalo, NY
“Quinn is an incredible therapist. His sensitivity and awareness are matched only by his skill and technique. There are few others of his kind. The bodies of Buffalo are lucky to have him!”
- Phil Campanile, Buffalo, NY
“Quinn is an urban shaman, has deep experience of yoga, experiential anatomy and is very pragamatic, grounded and visionary.”
- François Raoult, Rochester, NY
Yoga & Meditation
“I have known Quinn Caya for nearly 4 years and have attended both his Yoga and Tai Chi classes. We are currently working on Qi Gong/Tai Chi/Meditation studies. He keeps my mind alert and eager to learn new concepts, and my body functioning well. I am nearly 70 and truly appreciate having such a talented teacher and beloved friend who keeps me full of good health, vitality and laughter….”
- Pam Blawat, Buffalo, NY
Yoga for Low Back Pain
“I was experiencing lower back pain and lethargy, and since beginning my classes with Janet (Quinn’s wife) I no longer have any back pain. I feel more alert and energetic and have found ways to incorporate yoga into my daily life.”
– Douglas M., Buffalo, NY
“I never thought I would be able to use my hands to push myself up off the floor (it was way too painful), yet, now I can support my weight on my hands to do Downward Facing Dog and other Yoga poses … nothing short of a miracle.”
- Roberta L., North Tonawanda, NY
“I notice that I seem to no longer hold as much tension in my body, and I am better able to handle stress. I also have more energy and more endurance.”
- Yumalla K. S., Buffalo, NY
Truly Holistic Approach to Massage
“After losing my favorite massage therapist of many years, I searched and searched for one who could even begin to match her level of expertise. I probably went to about 5 different, equally seasoned, massage therapists with little luck. Then I found Quinn and my search was over. It’s hard to believe that he has only been practicing for a short while. Quinn’s approach to massage is heavily inspired by his life-long study of yoga. He not only treats problem areas, but works to help you understand the daily factors in your life that might contribute to them. After a session Quinn would prescribe certain postures that I could practice or even foods I could eat to ease certain problem areas until our next appointment. Quinn has a keenly conscientious manner and constantly reflects on and improves (or even radically alters) past sessions in an effort to continuously improve treatment. His love for his work is reflected in his broad knowledge of not only his field but wellness in general. If you are looking for a professional and truly holistic massage therapist Quinn is perfect.”
- Amy K., Buffalo, NY
Yoga & Therapeutic Massage
Hello Quinn, It was a pleasure meeting you yesterday. I wanted to thank you for an outstanding treatment. My vertigo is gone, my neck and jaw are very relaxed, I slept all night long and have boundless energy today. You are are amazing and talented healer and I look forward to working with you for many years to come. I am practicing being a non-judging witness with better posture and I am more aware of my breathing - it works! Peace.
- Rick, Buffalo, NY
Quinn Caya saved my life. Not literally, but in the ways that really count. I was in chronic pain and agony. My back troubles were messing up my work, my family, my finances, my enjoyment of anything, including my vacation which had to end early. I’d been to lots of doctors and chiroprctors who accomplished nothing but billing me. Now I am pain free. Yeah, there’s still some chronic tension and and spasm, and when that happens, I do what Quinn taught me to do and it goes away. whatever your problem, Quinn probably has an answer. He’s brilliant, and he’s also kind and funny. A great guy, a great therapist, and a great teacher.
- Laurie Green, Buffalo, NY
“I have been a yoga student with Quinn and have seen him for massage therapy. In the rehab of an old sports injury, he provided pain relief and guidance regarding how to manage and heal this area. His thorough knowledge of the muscolo-skeletal system, knowledge of yoga, appropriate ways of movement, his curiosity and care make him an excellent therapist. Highly recommended.
– Juara Tidur, Buffalo, NY
“I have had massages with Quinn that are so effective and helpful that I send many of the yoga students who are experiencing certain muscular or structural difficulties to him for either massage or further yoga instruction. I love getting a massage by Quinn. It feels as though he knows every muscle of my body and thus is able to penetrate into the deepest layers that are calling out for touch…and sometimes that’s my whole body. He is someone I trust will be able to help anyone I send to him. I have complete confidence in his abilities, his knowledge and his integrity. It’s actually pleasing to know that there is a person in the city who is so capable. Thank you, Quinn.”
- Michael S., Amherst, NY
“I highly recommend Quinn–he’s the best massage therapist I’ve seen. He’s helped me work through a number of issues through both massage and yoga instruction. His practice is integrated, holistic, and therapeutic. He does a great job responding to particular needs so his sessions are very individualistic. Quinn also has great ideas for how to improve on your own and through a home yoga practice. Couldn’t recommend him more!”
- Kim C., Buffalo, NY
“Once in a great while we may meet a person who far exceeds his age in knowledge, expertise, technique, professionalism, and wisdom. Quinn Caya is such a person. Quinn’s ability as a massage therapist and yoga instructor is way beyond any others I have met. He truly knows the human anatomy and how to target problem areas, while being responsive to how I am feeling. The massages have been so helpful, as well as the conversations and instructions. Quinn is the only massage therapist I now see and I highly recommend him.”
- Bonnie D., Clarence, NY
“Quinn is an excellent therapist and Reiki master- His Reiki is impeccable and I rank him in the top 3 healers I have met, including a world renowned energy medicine worker whom has worked with the United Nations. He is open-minded and non-judgmental, and I felt comfortable in session with him even when I barely knew him- I totally recommend his services.”
- Jason Pfaff – Nowon Productions president, producer, musician, filmmaker
Yoga & Massage
“Quinn is both very effective and very sensitive. For a series of appointments I met with Quinn for rehab of an old injury. I was very pleased with his ability to both understand my goals and to educate me. He exhibits a thorough knowledge of anatomy and body mechanics. His lengthy experience with Yoga adds an additional dynamic to his massage practice.”
- Tim Sager, Buffalo, NY
“Quinn has a very strong grasp on the theoretical, practical and spiritual knowledge of the body and the breath. His presence is calming, his touch is healing and energizing. I was impressed with his ability to become attuned so quickly to the spaces in my body that needed attention. I felt centered and truly well after a session with him. Quinn is a gifted massage therapist– highly recommended.”
- Anne Marie T., Buffalo, NY
“I was just reading a review about how this woman’s Mother looked younger and younger after a massage with Quinn Caya and I have had that same result as well! Quinn is SO talented and gifted at massage! He has a sense for controlled, compassionate and loving touch that is so healing and therapeutic, I am so grateful!”
- Sarah H., Buffalo, NY
“I can’t say enough about the amazing work Quinn did with my mom while she was ill. I recommend him highly! After every visit with Quinn Mom looked 10 years younger! I wouldn’t have believed it if I hadn’t seen it myself. He was calming, yet energizing, and at the same time brought her peace and comfort. She looked forward to every visit. Quinn is very knowledgeable and extremely well trained. He was reliable, always on time, and compassionate. We tried other Reiki practitioners, but no one compared to Quinn. He made Mom his whole focus during visits, tuning into her emotional and physical needs. He taught Mom some wonderful breathing techniques, too. I am so grateful to Quinn for the tremendous benefits he provided Mom.”
- Jen Mulligan
“My Uncle was residing in a nursing home, with (mid stage) Dementia, as well as Peripheral Neuropathy. My Uncle was very aware of his surroundings, and often was quite “tense” much of the time. My past Yoga experience with Quinn, taught me some important techniques to relieve anxiety. So when my uncle seemed to be experiencing increased tension, I thought to call Quinn, who recently acquired a massage license. I asked if he could work with my Uncle and after providing his history, he agreed. Quinn’s massages for my Uncle became a source of enjoyment that he really looked forward to. This was a man who was classic A personality. He use to sit with legs crossed constantly, and lets just say hadn’t had too many massages before this. Quinn really worked with the family and my Uncle to understand how best to reach him. Always treating him with great respect and dignity, constantly checking in with him as to how he felt. At one point I was called in and my Uncle had both his arms and legs spread wide open (like a butterfly) propped on pillows. He was in this dream-like state with an amazingly bright smile on his face. This was days before he passed away. Nice way to spend some of your last hours on earth. After my Uncle passed, (the day after the funeral) his wife developed serious arthritis and was unable to move her neck or head, making it difficult to sleep, stand or sit. Quinn agreed to meet her on a Sunday in the dead of winter and work on the problem. After a few emergency appointments she was leaving to go live in Florida for the winter. Quinn found her a therapist in Florida which she used for the entire winter, as did her daughter. No I’m not related to Quinn, or an exgirlfriend. I am just a student that is so very grateful to have had Quinn’s dedication, respect, and knowledge at a time when my family was in dire need.”
- Rebecca B., Amherst, NY
Quality Professional Massage Therapist
“Quinn has a very strong knowledge base in anatomy and physiology. He is very effective in deep tissue release and seems so connected to each muscle fiber in my body. Looking forward to my next session.”
- Cynthia J., Buffalo, NY
“I had my first massage with Quinn last week and it is hands down the best one I have ever had. He has an extensive understanding of anatomy and could target the problems i was having immediately. It is obvious that healing and helping people is Quinn’s calling in life.”
- Christie G., Snyder, NY
Looking for an intuitive practitioner who’ll take the time to truly understand your needs and goals? Call Quinn today! I’m so glad I did!
- Christina Gale, Buffalo, NY