Appointments: (612) 405-3340 george@deeperlayers.com

The Functional Muscle Manipulation is a next generation Deep Tissue massage

A peaceful resolution

Instead of waging a war against the body’s defenses, the Functional Muscle Manipulation  negotiates with them. Thus the body allows the therapist to go deeper with almost no discomfort.

Breathe and let go

We teach you to breath with a deep, natural sigh of relief. That helps release more and will help you deal with the tensions of your life.

This body is yours

The FMM enhances your body-mind connection, giving you back control of those muscles even after you have kept them tight  for decades.

Well for years

Your symptoms will most likely go away after a few sessions. After a series of them, though, the positive results will stay and can last for years.

Functional Muscle Manipulation Reviews

DeeperLayers Massage Therapy

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  • 5 star review  Great work!

    thumb Ξανθή Ηλιάδου
    10/24/2015
  • 5 star review  They aren't kidding with the "deep" part. I'm 2 sessions in and came out both times knowing things are different. The effects have lasted for days in the hopes it will last longer with more sessions. George is very willing to share the science behind what he does.

    thumb Julie Klein Bliven
    2/20/2016
  • 5 star review  I originally found George randomly through a Groupon. After my first session I was beginning to wonder if our crossing paths wasn't so random. I have been dealing with some heavy emotions lately. George's calm and gentle demeanor was exactly what I needed. It was as if he could see through me and knew exactly what to say to make me feel better. Also, his use of Functional Muscle Manipulation and deep breathing techniques were successful in helping me let go of stress and pain. I highly recommend paying George a visit!

    thumb Jen Rooney
    1/08/2016
  • 5 star review  I have lived with back pain ever since I was involved in 2 car accidents (rollovers) in 1993. Since then, I have been in and out of physical therapy, chiropractic and massage, but nothing seemed to work. That is, until I met George. After my first session with George, I was pain free for 4 whole days. It was amazing. That is the first time in over 20 years that I felt that good. After each consecutive session, I feel better for longer periods of time. Another amazing thing has happened. I get taller. At first I thought it was a fluke, but it happens after every session with George. It is definitely not a coincidence. When I get in my car to leave, I have to adjust my rearview mirror upwards, because it is too low for me to see. One hour with George stretches my back out enough that it is noticeable, when I get in my car. Who would've known. Thank you George! Amazing work!

    thumb Jamison Geisler
    6/07/2016
  • 5 star review  My sessions with George were the best thing that ever happened to my body. I had visited other therapists but nothing was ever like George's way! At the time I had so many issues to deal with, I felt unprepared to face them and didn't even have the will to do it. Some big and rapid changes in my life brought me to a state of panic! All my body was in pain. I dislike drugs and the doctors' way and George was the perfect answer for me. I felt that as my body was healing my entire self was healing too. I learned so many good things and I had a better way facing my life. I still remember walking away like I was flying! Yes, this is true! Like he had lifted a huge weight off of my shoulders. I am grateful to have met you, George, and thankful for your treatment. I wish you a great start where you are now and to help more people to recover.

    thumb Maria G. Givetsi
    10/03/2015
  • 5 star review  George is a rare find. He puts so much of himself into the work he does. You can feel the difference. His technique is special and very healing. He does an amazing job of gradually working into the muscle. Therefore, unlike so many other massages it is painless and comfortable. I felt so revitalized after his therapy. I cannot wait for my next appointment.

    thumb Kim Krol
    5/17/2016
  • 5 star review  George's treatment was definitely a bright point in my day. I've never laughed and cried during a massage in such a pleasant way. I think it was a massage for my mind as much as it was for my body. I would definitely recommend George's treatment for both the body and the spirit. If you need a good laugh, a good cry, or just a good massage go see George!

    thumb Brigette Lynch
    12/14/2015
  • 5 star review  This is *not* just a massage for the physical body.. It's a massage for the mind, body, emotions & spirit. My affect went from weepy to joyful within an hour of George's technique, which involves deeply intelligent physical manipulation as well client education, emotional expression, and therapeutic breathing. I had been having periodic difficulty breathing and wasn't sure if it was primarily due to allergies, chronic muscle contraction, or anxiety. The massage really freed my upper body and breath, and the physical effects of the first session were lasting. I experienced deeper breathing after only one session and didn't see breathing issues again for several days. The conversation part of the technique helps to free stagnant trauma & emotions. As a yoga practitioner, I felt clearing in my fifth chakra and an increased awareness & ability to speak my authentic truth over the next few days. George has an impeccable sensitivity to receive the messages of the body he is working with. He creates a very loving and safe space. I never once had to tell him to pull back or do anything differently; he was deeply listening to what my body was telling him, going deep but not too deep so as to cause damage. He has a good sense of how to meet the client where he/ she is at. Completely brilliant, I wouldn't go to anyone else in Minneapolis!

    thumb Dayna Yvonne Jondal
    5/27/2016
  • 5 star review  Excellent job! I went in for pain in my neck and back and walked out with no pain! George does great work.

    thumb Richard Paulson
    11/17/2015
  • 4 star review  I have been receiving therapeutic massages from George for a few months. He is skillful at "getting to the root of the problem" and has developed an effective method of having you engage by using a simple breathing technique which he will teach you (basically just taking a deep inhale and exhaling while he works out tight or tender spots.) You end up feeling relaxed AND get lasting results. I walked in to one session with a very sore shoulder and walked out nearly pain-free and movement has been improved ever since. He is a good and thoughtful listener too . Highly recommend!

    thumb Elizabeth Runge
    2/01/2016

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Functional Muscle Manipulation

55 minutes

$90

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Foot and Macro Reflexology

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$70

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FMM and Reflexology

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