Healing Arts by Fernando

Based in New York

In-studio & mobile services

Starting at $200

6 a.m. - 11 p.m. every day

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 2 other techniques

24 testimonials


Thank you for checking my profile! I offer a great bodywork experience—please read my reviews. If you book me, you'll get more than you expect. Ask about the 4-hands massage with my partner. Come to my place or I can travel to your safe space. I'm fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and Mpox.

Enjoy a breathtaking massage that invigorates the mind, body, and soul. I'm a Colombian man, friendly with LGTBIQ+, straight, and bi men of all... ages, races, and body types. Feel the relief from muscular tension and stress with various pressures and techniques. With 8 years of experience, I offer massages from light to deep tissue, perfect for those with specific injuries or just wanting to unwind.

I use high-quality professional lotion (Biotone) and organic coconut oil, with a shower and clean towels available. My setup includes a professional massage table, candles, and aromatherapy.


Based near: West 42nd street & 9th Ave New York, NY 10036 Mobile services within 150 miles

At Fernando's studio
At your home, office or hotel

Fernando's Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Aromatherapy to Swedish

60 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Cash, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • 10% off on Sundays
  • Discounts available for ask for details
Additional Info

Techniques: Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish, Tandem Massage

Experience: 10 years

In-studio amenities: Bottled Water, Candles, Drinking Water, Hot Towels, Massage Table, Music, Private Restroom, Shower

Mobile extras: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Candles, Hot Towels, Music

Additional services: Meditation coaching, Personal training, Yoga instruction


Gathered by Fernando from admiring massage clients to share with you.

June 23, 2024 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I saved a massage visit to Fernando as a birthday present to myself. The experience was so amazing I now want a birthday every week.
He was incredibly patient with me setting up the appointment since my work schedule is intense and unpredictable. I was greeted warmly at the door. He seemed as excited to see me as I was to see him. The massage was exquisitely unique. Fernando really went the extra mile to make sure we were connected. There was nothing rushed about it. He kept checking in to make sure everything was good. Things were always great.
Fernando is among the best of the best in NYC. Run, don’t walk, to experience his massage stylings. And don’t forget to breathe.

Feb. 16, 2024 in Milwaukee, WI (in-studio)

Yesterday I had one of the best massages with Fernando. He was easy to get ahold of , I just texted him and he responded quickly and after a few texts we had set up an appointment. When I arrived he gave me directions on how to get into his place and when I came to the door I was pleasantly surprised. He was very down to earth, caring person, that welcomed you with open arms. He was also a very attractive guy that takes care of himself. He asked if there was certain areas that need attention or if you had any injuries or areas that he shouldn’t touch. His was definitely a professional masseuse, he knew the right pressure to use & technique. Always touching you with long strokes and stretching you. He has great energy that puts you at ease & helps you breathe correctly during your massage. When the massage was done I felt relaxed, refreshed and very satisfied and felt like a different person walking back to my car. I was so happy to find one of the best masseuses & I have tried quite a few. Will definitely be coming back for more massages when he’s in town.

Oct. 25, 2023 in New York, NY (in-studio)

A bodywork session with Fernando is a healing experience for both body and mind. His studio was clean and welcoming with great views of the city skyline. There is also the option for showering before and after the massage. He provided a judgment free zone- and all I had to do is relax and be myself. I have to admit that I am a shy person, but he encouraged me to relax and be present as he coached me throughout my session. Fernando took his time and helped me destress and remove muscle and mental tension- being careful to never rush. He's a kind and down to earth individual and has a very personal touch. He doesn't just go through the motions like others. If you go to Frando, you certainly will heal, all you have to do is be present in the moment and let him do his job. You won't regret booking a visit.

June 21, 2023 in New York, NY (in-studio)

As a big guy, I have always been very self conscious about my body and what other people think. Because of that, I have never had a bodywork experience like this before (really). I didn’t know what to expect and was pretty nervous, but I had no reason to be. Fernando was very warm and welcoming without any hint of judgment. He has a beautiful smile and great energy that helped put me at ease. While my nerves prevented me from being fully present for the experience, I still thoroughly enjoyed it and left feeling very relaxed. I am just visiting NYC for a few days, but I will try to schedule another session the next time I’m here.

Jan. 13, 2023 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I scheduled a massage for Friday, January 13 in Manhattan, NY - IT WAS THE BEST!
I have had multiple massages with Fernando and Julian prior to them, I tried a few different masseuse but never got the quality massage that these two gentlemen do. Since I met them, I have never gone to anyone else I I used to do the 60 minute massage with them now I do the 90 minute and it is amazing. After the massage I feel well relaxed, refreshed and very satisfied. If anyone is looking for an excellent massage, I highly recommend them.

Nov. 19, 2022 in Philadelphia, PA (in-studio)

I received a massage from Fernando it was like heaven on Earth. He was professional with the perfect amount of pressure, easy to book quick response. I would definitely use his services again when the opportunity arises. Thank you Fernando keep up the good work.

June 27, 2022 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

I was totally surprised by the lovely massage experience I enjoyed with fernando recently. I've had my share of massages, but this one was different.
To begin, Fernando has a unique style. It is part intellectual, part experiential. He immediately puts you at ease. He is soft spoken and caring. Then his gentle but firm hands of his go to work. The effect is divine.
From there I literally fell asleep briefly! He is that good.
So, if you would like a moment of splendor in an average day, book him. He won't let you down. Try him!
It's the best decision I've made so far this summer season!

Feb. 08, 2022 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)

Fernando provided me a remarkable massage experience using a variety of techniques that resulted in both a relaxed calm state as well as relief of pain in areas of chronic soft tissue (muscle, tendon, and ligament) strain and overuse:
I was glad to see Fernando had returned to Seattle for a few days, as in his past visits my schedule has prevented me from making an appointment with him.

Fernando responded quickly to my test text and we were able set up a same day appointment. He also accommodated my request for some discussion before the massage to discuss my needs as far as the massage. I have a history of some injuries as well I have experience with massage and what helps and doesn't with areas of pain and soreness and stress management. Fernando was also very professional inquiring as to what degree of pressure and stretching I was comfortable with. Our conversation allowed a better understanding and I was certainly more comfortable with Fernando than with any other first time encounter with a masseur. As Fernando proceeded with the massage I was extremely surprised with his use of eclectic technique including passive stretching via massage and yoga positions. He is very strong yet gentle and used a technique of stretching my wrists and arms that I have never experiences but really did the trick for my repetitive overuse pain of my wrists. He was also calm and created a soothing environment. He was comfortable with an older man, and was not unkind or condescending. I was glad I had decided ot extend beyond the standard 60 minute session.

For the rest of the day I have felt relaxed with reducing of pain in areas of injure and was more able to handle the stressful circumstances I operate in. Fact that Fernando is a handsome strong man is an icing on the experience so to speak. If you are fortunate enough to have the time, means, and geographical location to experience Fernando's services you are lucky and will not regret it.

Oct. 02, 2021 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Simply hands down the best professional massage experience I've ever had - and that's a lot of years of having massages. Words do not do justice in describing the most amazing four-hand massage with Fernando. My body received the attention it deserves, but has found lacking in so many other masseurs. Fernando has set the bar even higher now. But while I'm in NYC, there is no one else as good for when I need to relax and I will book again and again for sure. I was the most comfortable I've ever been. There was constant touch from one or the other at all times, no break in the connection. This was awesome for keeping me focused on the bliss.
From the moment I arrived, I felt an immediate connection of true caring about me as a person and my body. Safe. Welcomed. I originally booked for 90 minutes but did not want the professional touch to end, so wonderfully, I was able to extend to two hours. Let me say, now, after 24 hours, I'm still smiling and still relaxed.

I highly recommend that you not look further and without any hesitation select Fernando.

July 11, 2021 in Palm Springs, CA (in-studio)

Its been almost two years since my last appointment with Fernando and his partner David. That was way too long! We were finally able to meet up today when they came to California. Scheduling was easy and their hotel was convenient and very comfortable.

As always, the massage was professional and excellent. Fernando and David work seamlessly together. They create an experience that is first-rate! Both of them are friendly and interesting. They don't watch the clock and are great at sensing what I needed from the massage.

I recommend both of them highly. You will be happy that you made the time for an appointment - I know that I am!

April 06, 2021 in Honolulu, HI (in-studio)

One of the best massages ever! It was very easy to schedule my appointment. He replied back immediately. I was from start to finish. He made sure to apply just the right pressure throughout the session. I highly recommend. His combination of unique techniques made the session a very high quality time! I was very comfortable from start to finish.

Jan. 22, 2021 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I had initially planned on a one-on-one massage with Fernando, after reading his reviews, but then I read the comments about the four hand massage he does with his partner David and I thought I'd give myself an even more special treat. Best decision ever. The two of them were not only extraordinarily warm and inviting upon my arrival, but they work together like magic! Deep pressure on my shoulders and neck from one pair of hands while the other starts gently caressing my calves, building to a more intense kneading. Sometimes it felt as though there were more than four hands working on me! I felt completely taken care of and had all my tension melted away. I couldn't recommend these two more--and I will return so as to experience each one on their own in addition to another treat of them together. Do yourself a favor and book a session. You will not regret it.

Nov. 23, 2020 in Washington, DC (in-studio)

I scheduled my first massage with Fernando and couldn’t be happier with the experience. He was gracious and soothing in getting started, moving to more deep muscle work that took the knots out of my neck and shoulders. He was traveling and had set up a very tranquil setting with candles and wonderful unscented oils. I will definitely schedule time with him next time he visits.

Aug. 13, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN (in-studio)

Well worth a visit. Frando is a kind, genuine person. You will feel like you have known him for a long time almost immediately. He is also very skilled at his bodywork and craft. He was able to get out intractable knots and soreness with a good range of techniques and pressures. Definitely hope he makes it back to Minneapolis.

Feb. 04, 2020 in Chicago, IL (in-studio)

Response time to my initial, group text to both masseurs was answered promptly. My questions were clearly answered, and an appointment was made for the same day. The hotel space in Chicago was convenient to massive transit, The atmosphere was friendly and comfortable. The scented lotion was not overpowering. The 4-handed massage was choreographed superbly and relaxed me within minutes of their initial contact with my skin and muscular tissues. They worked in tandem from start to finish. The overall experience was very professional and respectful. I look forward to their next visit to Chicago! I highly recommend them to anyone interested in a unique experience of 4-handed massage!

Jan. 08, 2020 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I can’t say enough about Fernando. He is professional, personable and exceptionally good at what he does. From the moment I met him he put me at ease and tailored the experience exactly to what I was looking for. I can honestly say I have never had a better massage and because of that I have had 4 sessions — each experience unique and beyond expectations — He applies strong pressure where I need it, a soft touch when that is what’s called for, all in a calm, relaxing atmosphere. I have had 90 minute sessions which is what I recommend most, but even when I had only 60 minutes, I was not disappointed.

Oct. 25, 2019 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Contacted Fernando about a massage and learned I could have a four hand massage with him and his partner David. I had never experienced a four hand massage and was eager to try one out. Fernando and David exceeded expectations and I don’t think I can ever go back to a single masseur. They are warm and welcoming and immediately put me at ease. Their teamwork on the massage is flawless, This was several months ago and I have returned many times and the experience is always satisfying and always varied.

Feb. 01, 2019 in New York, NY (in-studio)

I was initially looking to schedule a regular 2 hand massage with Fernando and noticed the reviews on his page where a few references the 4 hand with his partner David - so I decided to try it out. First, the reviews are spot on in terms of great location, great apartment and environment they create, but the reviews didn’t do the experience justice. Once in the table, David started at my head and Fernando started at my feet. They know their stuff! As they began to work, finding knots and stress points I didn’t realize were there. After 10 minutes I realized I didn’t know who was where - their individual touch and where they were morphed into a seamless, almost choreographed, session of deep tissue and long strokes that left me pleasantly sore and relaxed at the same time. It was a great stress and ache reducing experience that I will certainly schedule again.

Aug. 12, 2018 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Dear Fernando,

The massage I had with David and you was a relaxing and healing experience. Your place was easy to find and was neat and clean. The ambiance was peaceful. You both made me feel welcome. The technique was great, alternating stronger pressure with a lighter touch when appropriate. Your silent communication and coordination with David were excellent - your efforts complemented his quite well. You certainly know your massage therapy! I look forward to seeing you guys again for another massage.

Thank you again,


Feb. 28, 2018 in New York, NY (mobile)

Opted for four hand massage with Fernando and his partner David and I could not have been more pleased. They arrived when promised and both have amazingly calming and positive energy, which put me at ease immediately. Their synchronized technique was unlike anything I've experienced before - with both deep pressure and lighter touch simultaneously. Highly recommended and I look forward to my next session.

Feb. 26, 2018 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Fernando was quick in responding when I contacted him, and it was easy to schedule an appointment. His place is immaculate and inviting. Fernando quickly made me feel comfortable when I arrived. His massage technique is great, really soothing. He did some stretches I’ve never done before, and it felt great. I left relaxed and rejuvenated. Fernando is a sweet guy and a great massage therapist.

Dec. 14, 2017 in Dallas, TX (in-studio)

Frando is an awesome massage Therapist. He makes you feel so comfortable and his energy is very positive. He starts the Massage with light pressure then goes deeper. He really understands the body. I see him whenever he visits Dallas and when I visit NYC where his apartment is very inviting. Don’t miss an opportunity to see him.

Jan. 12, 2018 in New York, NY (in-studio)

Fernando’s massage was amazing .... everything was set up for a very relaxing massage and he certainly delivered on his promise. This was my 2nd time and won’t be my last .....

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.