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  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
  • 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  Deep and relaxing

    thumb Eleftherios Mouratis
    10/03/2015
  • 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  I am one of the rare cases that my muscles are so stiff that no permanent solution can be found- thanks to G Rodafinos i managed to to sustain it at a level that i could function daily and live a normal life - no other therapist ever managed to do that I am grateful to Mr rodafinos. Not only he was my "therapist hero" when he was in Athens but he also left behind his student and thanks to the deep tissue method that he tought to Mrs Nelly i feel as i almost have him still near me Probably the best therapist ever walked on Greece Now USA has him - lucky USA....

    thumb Panos Spoudeas
    11/15/2015
  • 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  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  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  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

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55 minutes

$90

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