Margo Farnsworth

A fascial approach to bodywork

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 working with the fascia. Margo’s practice centers on helping people recognize the pat...

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 working with the fascia. 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
Available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
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

Full body trained. 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.

Biosynchronistics

BioSynchronistics® draws on traditional physical therapy techniques, and is enhanced with a holistic approach based on both the force of gravity and the body’s inherent ability to heal itself. BioSynchronistics® combines manual therapy approaches that balance, sequentially, all of a body’s systems.

Structural Essentals - Legs & Feet

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 Dan on Jun 19
Can’t say enough. I felt better right away. Margo is an excellent listener. I will definitely be back.
by Jennifer on Jun 13
Margo is the most knowledgeable and effective massage therapist I have ever known. I recommend her to everyone!
by Melisa on May 27
Margo is the type of professional who makes you realize "Licensed Massage Therapist" should have levels of skill indicated in certification. There are folks you rub your back and then there are those like Margo who fine tune, and change your body for the better.
by Anonymous on May 26
Nothing short of genius
by Anonymous on May 26
Margo is so very talented. She is intuitive in identifying what is causing pain and how to improve it at the root cause. Regular visits have helped me to mitigate debilitating headaches, neck pain and plantar fasciitis.
by Nancy on May 09
She listens to me. And, she can feel things in my body that I am not aware of!
by Anonymous on May 02
I've been to other practitioners, and their methods and results didn't impress me. I keep coming back to Margo despite not living nearby because her approach is gentle, respectful, and above all, effective.
by Constance on Apr 22
I am grateful for everything she does for me.
by Anonymous on Apr 21
Integrated stretching and myofascial massage is excellent!
by Rusty on Apr 13
Margo gently realigns you without you knowing it. I felt so much better after just 30 minutes. great job, thank you

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Integrated Massage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Fascial Stretch Therapy Level 1
  • Headache, Migraines & TMJ with Til Luchau
  • Vibrational Sound Therapy
  • Mobile Integrated Massage

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