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  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
  • 5 star review  George has been helping me work through some shoulder pain. I walk out of there each week able to turn my neck completely to both sides again. We're making progress!

    thumb Shari Lynne Grayson
    5/16/2016
  • 5 star review  Deep and relaxing

    thumb Eleftherios Mouratis
    10/03/2015
  • 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  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
  • 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  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 found George through Groupon originally. I was pleasantly surprised by his efforts to actually fix the problems with by achey back, not just give a relaxing massage where the effects wear off as soon as I walked out the door. His use of pressure was perfect and I felt the results for days. He was able to really focus in on my problem areas and work them out better than I've ever before experienced. His unique technique is amazing!

    thumb Heidi Pound
    2/04/2016
  • 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

My Services

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Functional Muscle Manipulation

55 minutes

$80

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Foot and Macro Reflexology

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$70

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FMM and Reflexology

90 minutes

$125