How It Works
It all starts with a talk. We talk about your goals, history and the things you love to do. Then we assess your joints and soft tissue limitations which gives us a great start to form an exercise program specific to you.
After assessing we develop a plan which means giving you stretches and simple exercises that are specific to your needs.
Oftentimes the hardest part is execution however, we’re in it together and i’m here to motivate you when things get difficult.
Massage therapy tailored to your needs and goals. We incorporate a variety of styles of massage techniques within our sessions, some of them being pin and stretch, contract relax techniques, deep tissue and more! We offer in home massages only if you have a table in your home. If that’s not an option, don’t worry, we also provide massages in a studio conveniently located on 38th st and 6th avenue.
Massages tailored to your goals
Utilizes a wide variety of techinques of a unique experience
In home & virtual personal training
We understand that finding time to exercise is difficult. With just a few pieces of equipment you can get a stellar workout at the comfort of your home with the accountability of a certified personal trainer. Schedule an assessment to get started.
Weekly video or SMS check-ins with Fermin
Exercises are tailored to your level of fitness
4 weeks worth of exercise routines
Schedule a free assessment
I understand that purchasing something you’re not completely sure about can spark up some anxiety. This meeting helps to resolve just that. We spend 30 minutes on a Zoom video chat allocating 15 minutes talking about your goals, past history with exercise and what roadblocks you might have experienced in the past. The final 15 minutes will be a short workout so that you get a sense of what my style of coaching is and so that you’re motivated to start your fitness journey!
What does a session look like?
Geared towards improving your well being by decreasing systemic stress we all encounter through life. We sometimes stay in what’s called the sympathetic nervous system response AKA: fight or flight which can cause a good amount of stress if endured for prolonged periods of time. The stress response is the same whether being chased by a lion or trying to meet aggressive dead lines or not being to pay rent on time. How you perceive that stress effects your body’s physiological reaction to it. Massage helps promote a parasympathetic response AKA: rest or digest. Keep in mind that a good balance of both is crucial for a balanced life. A good thing to remember is that movement is the medicine but massage therapy is a great adjunct that enhances the medicine.
What to wear?
You can wear comfortable work out clothes and undress to your comfort level. I’d recommend some kind of shorts so that we have better access to the legs if it’s required.
What does massage therapy really do?
Massage does not break nor lengthen tissue, fascia, ligaments, etc. It takes about 2,000lbs+ to shear fascia. What we are doing is effecting mechanoreceptors which innervate your fascia and are responsive to manual pressure. This stimulation has been shown to lead to the lowering of sympathetic tonus as well as a change in tissue viscosity. Muscles, fascia, skin are all married to the nervous system and she rules everything. Make the Queen/AKA your nervous sytsem happy and things will calm down. I like to call this putting out the fire.
What does a session look like?
It depends.. depends on your goals and priorities and what YOU think is important. A main priority during personal training sessions are to regain your range of motion by ACTIVELY getting your joints in ranges they’re not accustomed to (use it or lose it principle). Passive stretching is great, but being able to teach your nervous system to use that flexibility is a great way to master your body. Strengthening and strategically progressively loading your body throughout its entire range of motion is the ultimate goal to feeling good, mitigating injury and ultimately being healthier and achieving better wellness.
What people are saying
“Fermin is delightful as a person and effective as a trainer and therapist”..
“Fermin is one of those rare professionals that makes it easy to do: he’s hands down the best massage therapist”..
“Most attentive, and dare I say most knowledgeable massage in New York“..
Get off the chair program
Hours of operation
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
8:00am – 7:00pm