Margo Farnsworth

  • MA License #: 6502
  • MA License #: 7032201
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Some individuals may perceive their losing fight with gravity as a sharp pain in their back, others as the unflattering contour of their body, others as constant fatigue, yet others as an unrelentingly threatening environment. Those over forty may call it old age. And yet all these signals may be pointing to a single problem so prominent in their own structure, as well as others, that it has been ignored: they are off balance, they are at war with gravity. ~Ida Rolf

Margo Farnsworth has been drawn to nurturing people throughout her career. She’s been a licensed massage therapist since 2005, graduating from the Central Massachusetts School of Massage. She is continually seeking to extend her skills and practice and is passionate about her work (one client refers to her as a “massage nerd”). She takes a slower and deeper approach, focusing on creating a therapeutic effect. Margo’s practice centers on helping people recognize the patterns of their body move...

Margo Farnsworth has been drawn to nurturing people throughout her career. She’s been a licensed massage therapist since 2005, graduating from the Central Massachusetts School of Massage. She is continually seeking to extend her skills and practice and is passionate about her work (one client refers to her as a “massage nerd”). She takes a slower and deeper approach, focusing on creating a therapeutic effect. Margo’s practice centers on helping people recognize the patterns of their body movement and posture which lead to their discomfort and pain. Understanding that injury often occurs because the body is already out of balance, she places postural correction at the heart of her practice. Often a session will consist of both assisted stretching and massage. 

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Where I Work
Licenses
Massage

MA # 6502

Esthetician

MA # 7032201

Education
2005

Central Mass School of Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

1991

Iowa State University

BA in Art & Design, Minors in Music & Chemistry

2005

Rob Roy

Esthetics

Experience
Bodywork

Cupping Methods

ACE Massage Cupping Certification

Headache, Migraines & TMJ with Til Luchau

Specific techniques to address headaches, migraines and TMJ. This includes intra-oral work.

Anatomy Trains by Tom Myers

Myofascial Meridians for the Manual Therapist Workshop taught by Eli Thompson, based on the work of Tom Myers Anatomy Trains is a way of analyzing soft-tissue patterns and posture, and developing strategies for unwinding these patterns via fascial and myofascial work.

RockTape certification

2 day certification course in RockTape application techniques

Shoulder course with Tom Myers & Ben Benjamin

A 3 day course in specific techniques for addressing shoulder issues.

Myofascial Release Massage with Howard Rontal

Courses I & II covering both upper and lower body myofascial release techniques. Howard Rontal is a Hellerwork practitioner and these techniques are based in that type of body work.

Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1

A one week course in Fascial Stretch Therapy (or FST), a type of stretching that targets not only the muscles, but the fascia, the connective tissue that surrounds muscles, bones, and joints. FST also targets the entire joint and joint capsule, using traction to remove restrictions from movement and to stimulate lubrication

Thai Table Massage with Melanie Gates

Thai massage techniques adapted for the massage table.

Kinesio Taping certification

2 day certification course in Kinesio Tape application methods

Neuromuscular Therapy

Courses with Judith Delany of NeuroMuscular Therapy American Version™. A precise and thorough examination of all soft tissues that may be responsible for myofascial pain and dysfunction, with consideration for a number of other perpetuating factors that may sustain the condition.

IASTM

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation with Lori-Ann Gallant Heilborn. IASTM aka “Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization,” is a manual therapy approach to musculoskeletal injuries using specifically designed tools.

SMRT - Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique

Spontaneous Muscle Release Technique (SMRT), taught by Dawn Lewis, is a concept that begins with passive contraction of muscles, ligaments, connective tissues, and bones simultaneously to allow spontaneous release of these structures. SMRT stimulates lymphatic flow and creates a natural unwinding of connective tissues, which allows the joints of the body to realign effortlessly, re-establishing correct posture. While doing all of this, SMRT also quickly alleviates soreness in tissue, permitting you to work deep tissues that have not been accessed before. Finally, SMRT release both physical and etheric energy. The release of the ATP necessary to hold muscles tight and joints out of alignment lets the body relax and further the healing in the area. The release of the etheric energy held in the area creates energetic flow through the meridians and chakras of the body.

Structural Essentals

The Structural Essential series (based in the principles of Anatomy Trains) is a set of intensive soft-tissue technique courses divided into functional regions. Combining movement and manual techniques for the most efficient and long-lasting results, and using the latest research on the interaction between skeleton, muscles, joints, and fascial proprioceptors.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Ashleigh on Feb 18
Margo explained her session really well and was very intuitive with what she was feeling and how I responded. I appreciate the integration of the stretching and the SMRT/massage techniques. I would absolutely recommend this treatment and I can't wait for my next session!
by Anonymous on Feb 02
Always feel so much better after a session. Keeps me mobile.
by Deborah on Feb 02
Margo did a wonderful job taking care of some connective tissue inflammation on very short notice. I look forward to seeing Margo again--thank you! :)
by Anonymous on Jan 07
Margo and I met as friends before we became provider/client, and she balances those two relationships very well. She's also *the* best massage therapist I've been to, and I wish I could afford to spend time on her table more frequently.
by Jennifer on Nov 09
There is nobody better than Margo. She has a keen eye during the initial evaluation and her massages always improve my alignment and relieve my tightness. She is thorough, effective and I always leave feeling better.
by Kelley on Nov 04
It is amazing how much she knows about muscle form and function.
by Anonymous on Oct 20
Fantastical massage
by Anonymous on Sep 09
Truly gifted in healing.
by Anonymous on Sep 08
Margo’s approach
by Anonymous on Sep 01
As always, Margo addressed my current and most important areas of need & got my body back to a state of comfort.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Fascial Stretch Therapy
  • Integrated Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Kinesio Taping
  • Myofascial Release
  • Headache, Migraine & TMJ Massage
  • Sports Massage
  • Cupping Methods
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Other