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

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  • 5 star review  I went to see George because I had a very sore neck, and after 3 sessions my neck felt fine. It hasn't come back!

    thumb Carmen Kerr
    10/02/2015
  • 5 star review  George is truly amazing! Like so many others, I have been suffering with chronic back, neck and leg pain, and I have tried various massage therapists and chiropractors. They provided some relief, but George is the one who provided significant relief! After only one session with him I woke up the next morning without back or leg pain, and with renewed vitality! He found tightness in places I didn't even know existed. And I appreciated how he educated me about his technique. I am so happy I found George, and I will go back for treatments as much as possible!

    thumb Deb Brown
    3/08/2016
  • 5 star review  I have suffered from continuous acute back pains, especially the upper back and shoulders. I have tried numerous massage techniques which at best offered short term relief in the form of loosening up, which did not last for long. By coincidence I was told about Mr. George Rodafino’s Functional Muscle Manipulation. And l started. Having completed 8 sessions, I can honestly say that my acute back pains, no longer bother me. l feel that my upper body has been completely loosened, as if an enormous weight has been taken off my shoulders and neck. My stance has completely changed, my back has straightened. I feel light as if I have acquired a new neck and a new spine. The specific technique that is used for this therapy, is smooth harmonious movements and wherever needed they are more intense, their hands seem to go deeper without inflicting pain. instead the sensation is one of relaxation and comforting relief. Thank you George!

    thumb Δέσποινα Νοϊτάκη
    2/10/2016
  • 5 star review  By far the best massage therapist in Greece. Sorry we lost you to the US 🙁

    thumb Economou Costas
    10/03/2015
  • 5 star review  Back in 2008 Ι read one of George Rodafinos’ articles about the Functional Muscle Manipulation. He was discussing how physical traumas from an accident but also emotional tensions since childhood would be stored as memory in the muscles creating chronic contractions, acute pain and restricted mobility. The FMM with it’s deep, precise pressure and friction and with the deep, relieving breathing, helps in liberating this chronic muscle tension. All I read resonated with me. So I decided to study this technique. During the lessons I was receiving therapy and I was giving to others. I very well remember how ‘light’ my upper back felt after the first lesson. For 2-3 days after I kept feeling 'something happening’ in the whole length of my back, like it was ‘working’. After each lesson I felt the need to stretch and my whole back would ‘pop', especially the upper part, where I had my postural problem. My whole body gradually started feeling lighter, free and flexible. Others were noticing that my body was not ‘bent forward' anymore. A unique thing that happened to me after a lesson: While on the bus returning home, Ι found myself sobbing, but without crying, while at the same time I felt great emotionally. The FMM opened up my breathing, made it deeper and wider in my every day life. 'A straightening of the back may bring many changes in our being’. From the book 'The school for Gods' by Stefano Elio D' Anna

    thumb Chatziadam Fotini
    10/03/2015
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5 star review  I'm always skeptical when working with a new massage therapist, but George quickly won me over. George is highly skilled and knows just how to find the right spot. His physical manipulation techniques are very effective at relieving tension. The unique thing thing about George's work is his use of breathing for emotional release, which has been healing for me. I'm having far fewer tension headaches after just a couple sessions. Thanks, Geeorge!

    thumb Deborah Jean G
    3/01/2016
  • 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  I had a series of sessions with George more than ten years ago. His technique is excellent. I was really benefited.

    thumb Thanasis Mandafounis
    10/03/2015

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