Dominic Sessa has helped many people of all ages and backgrounds to achieve their personal successes and overcome injuries. Here is what his clients are saying:
Dominic is a hard working and disciplined individual. His drive and motivation infects other around him. I thoroughly trust his knowledge and abilities both as a trainer and a presenter.
I have been seeing Dominic since shortly after I retired at the beginning of of 2009. Working with Dominic has been fantastic. He has kept it fun and interesting and he has kept me fit and flexible and away from injury. He is a seeker of knowledge about his craft and people and is constantly exploring the best way to connect with and help his clients. I have referred friends to Dominic and they have all thanked me for putting them in touch. In sum, Dominic is a special person who makes the world a better place and those around him healthier and stronger.
Jim GoldblattDominic Sessa is a true “Holistic” guide. Corrective exercises, Stress Reduction techniques, diagnostic nutrition and metabolic typing diets, and wellness. I have been getting great results with Dominic.
Jessica Alsofrom, M.D.
I would call Dominic a magician because he seems to perform magic. But after all, there seems to be a more plausible explanation. Even after multiple dentist and doctor visits, I had unremitting jaw pain from my Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and was taking Tylenol AND Ibuprofen every 6 hours to keep the pain at a bearable level. Then Dominic and I had our first session, during which he focused on massaging my jaw. This provided short-term improvement. During the second visit, we had more time to explore the pain and Dominic discovered the source of my imbalance just by his physical exam skills. He focused on abdominal massage and after that second session, my jaw has been pain free. I am a Pediatrician and try to explain pain based on what I’ve learned in medical school and residency. Dominic explained to me how the abdomen and jaw are related physiologically. It’s something that I understand but would never have connected the dots myself because traditional medicine does not take that holistic approach. Learning to be more open-minded and trusting Dominic’s technique was just the magic I needed.
I met Dominic during the summer of 2010 during a 2 day golf clinic in at Cave’s Valley Gold Club in Baltimore, MD. He was helping the students with stretches and doing some basic acupressure point manipulation to help students warm up for a busy day of golf lessons. At this point, I was suffering from chronic back pain, excessive sweating, constant upset stomach, inability to loose weight even with an aggressive work out routine, inability to sleep through the night, and I was taking Adderall and anti-inflamitories. I was also seeing a physical therapist and a chiropractor. All in all, not a clean bill of health for anyone, especially for a 28 year old. After meeting with Dominic, doing some testing, and following his coaching for 4months, I have lost 20 lbs, substantially decreased my pain and sweating, have cut out trips to the chiropractor and physical therapist, and now I sleep through thenight! Dominic’s easy going demeanor coupled with his grasp of a complex subject manner and teaching style makes it easy to learn and improve your overall health under his expert coaching, no matter where you are from a health stand point.
Dave won the 2015 Baltimore Marathon. In 2014, Dave developed a stress fracture in his femur while running so he had to drop out of the Marathon. A couple of weeks before the 2015 Marathon Dave wasn’t sure if he was going to be able to compete, let alone win. Listen to his story HERE.
Winner of the Baltimore Marathon
Working with you, so far has taught me a lot and has made me reflect upon my injury and my future. My main concern after surgery was that the compartment syndrome that I have dealt with since my freshman year at college would come back. After a few months of therapy and a delay of getting off my crutches, I was back to where I was, back to being diagnosed with compartment syndrome for the third time. I have been to at least 7 or 8 doctors, which includes one of the best orthopedic surgeons in the country at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York City. My goal of playing soccer again was going further and further away. Even though you torture the hell out of my body with different pressure points, you have really given me much more confidence than I ever had since having compartment syndrome. I had a legitimate fear of running and playing again because of my legs getting numb and the pain that I experience after exercise. But after the five visits I’ve been able to run 12 laps and doing stop and start running. Doctors told me that I would’ve needed to reconsider my soccer career, but you taught me that it’s up to ME, not some white coats. In order for me to play again, I need to want to play and have a structure that will help me get there. In regards to my symptoms, I have been able to rationalize them. You have taught me that my legs being numb after running and exercise actually isn’t a bad thing, because it is an absence of pain, and an absence of pain is better than being in pain. Another thing that I have learned while working with you is dedication. I have really been working hard on implementing changes when it comes to doing my homework that has been assigned like doing my 100 steps and writing down my food that I eat everyday. Another thing that you have taught me over the past 5 sessions together is calming down whenever I am in pain. I always try to breathe when I am in pain instead of hyperventilating and crying in anxiety. This has really been helping a lot. Thank you so much for all that you’ve done for me and I can’t wait to continue working on my injury and hopefully be able to get back on the field next year.
Candace SharrowI have had scoliosis for almost as long as I can remember. When I was in elementary school, my pediatrician told my mom not to worry about the fact that I seemed to be leaning over, that it would sort itself out. Finally, in middle school, an orthopedist confirmed that I had scoliosis severe enough to qualify for surgery.Surgery came with a laundry list of drawbacks, including a possible recurving of the spine, so my parents sought other options. My family spent thousands of dollars and I spent hundreds of hours seeing chiropractors, wearing a thick plastic back brace, eating limited diets, taking expensive supplements – we even tried hypnosis. The curve and pain in my spine didn’t improve, and by the time I had graduated from college, I was feeling burnt out, frustrated and helpless.I don’t feel that way anymore. Now I’m 28 years old and I’ve been working with Dominic once a week for a few months. For the first time in my life, I stand up a little bit straighter. My shoulders and hips aren’t as sore as they always have been. After feeling let down by a myriad of treatment options, I wanted to give up and ignore my scoliosis.I am so thankful that I reached out to Dominic and began treatment instead. I feel like I have the tools to live with a straighter and more pain-free back. I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with him – he customizes everything to my specific needs and motivates me to take control of my body and health. I am so excited to continue this process with Dominic and I am so grateful to have finally found something that actually works.
I was referred to Dominic by my physical therapist who told me he could take my level of fitness to another level – and he sure did. After two six-pack sessions with Dominic my back and the rest of my body feel much better and stronger and I have continued to do the things he taught me to this day – both nutritionally and in the gym!
Dominic is one of a kind. He knows his stuff and is always willing to go the extra mile. I’ve never worked with a trainer like him. Not only is he a pro, he is also a great person – always showing concern and always willing to help. I highly recommend him.