Testimonials

I renamed MFR: Magical Fabulous Release or Magical Freedom Releases… I have received treatments from 2009 until August 2012 when I moved to the central coast a month ago. I had only one worry. Will I find a replacement for Frances and her team? We addressed so many issues I had in my body due to accidents and stress and over exercising for many years. Even some issues I have had all my life in my hips. MFR is like a new freedom for my body. I would recommend MFR to anyone and especially Frances and her Team in Montrose. You rock guys. I miss you. ~ S.C. (from Yelp) 

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MFR has simply changed my life ! I began seeing Frances in February 2013 and saw results from my first session. I sufffer from a neuro-muscular disorder and have dealt with pain , inflexability and spasms for the past 20 years. I sought out MFR looking for something that was not just a feel-good massage but would actually help realign my body. In addition I needed someone to show me how I could get myself out of a spasm when one began. I am now generally pain free ! The good effects of my first treatment lasted three days, the second treatment for five days and after that, I began to feel comfortable on a regular basis, something I was not used to. My illness causes me to have reduced range of motion which has now greatly increased. I no longer clench my teeth nor need to see my chiropracter. An added bonus was it also got rid of recurring headaces that I suffered from due to extreme muscle tension.I can’t recommend MFR strongly enough. Even when I was sufffereing from what seemed like an ongoing bladder issue and antibiotics were not helping, my bladder problem was eased by Frances’s MFR treatment by taking the pressure off my bladder and tail bone, which was what was causing the problem. I consider MFR the most important component of my wellness program. ~ P.C. (from Yelp)

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I have massages in the past but MFR is very different. I would describe it more like being in-between massage and physical therapy. I have had problems in my hips for a while and I came the Center on a Fascia Friday with Lara and Tom and WOW!!! They are very intuitive but still checked in with me to make sure they were still in the right places…and they were. My hips felt remarkably better and I can’t wait to see Lara and/or Tom again. This type of treatment is amazing and again the therapists Lara and Tom were phenomenal!!! If your suffering from chronic pain or recovering from injuries or just need to get some kinks out this is the place to go. ~ G.C. (from Yelp)

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I have had 3 sessions with Frances, and she is the best. I am now a big believer in MFR. My hip, knee, foot, shoulder pain have significantly decreased because of her. my whole body is super light and flexible too. Any other massage is a waste of your time and money. She is also very knowledgable about any health related question you might have. I have asked her a lot, and every time her answer is spot on. She also took extra effort to squeeze in and treat my mom who was visiting the area. My mom has had significant pain in her right leg and she saw a lot of therapists with little or no effect. Frances improved her condition significantly with just one session. I guarantee you will be blown away by her. Book the appointment now, just don’t take my spot at 745 pm. Haha. – E.J. (from Yelp)

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MFR is one of the best things I’ve ever done, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I can’t recommend it–and Frances–more highly. I started having horrible back and sciatica pain while recovering from a broken ankle due to a herniated disc. Deep tissue and Swedish massage only helped temporarily. I discovered the MFR Center on Yelp, thinking it could be helpful for pain management. Frances has a magical, nuanced understanding of the body and can tune into what really needs healing. Since we physically hold on to emotional pain and trauma, she helps you talk throughout the process to help identify–and ultimately release–that pain. I’ve only been to 5-6 sessions, but Frances has been just as instrumental–perhaps more so–than 5+ years of talk therapy. I’m not denigrating talk therapy by any means…I think it’s incredibly useful and impactful. But MFR literally gets to the root of the problem(s). I’ve felt greater confidence, openness and clarity in the last couple months since I started MFR. Plus, Frances shows how you can self-administer MFR at home. Not only has my pain has significantly diminished, but I’ve become much more aware of the relationship between emotions and physicality. If you’re interested in exploring this relationship and/or conscientious about healing, go see Frances, STAT! – J.E. (from Yelp)

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I had my first full on Myofascial Release session here, getting worked on by 2 therapists during their super affordable Fascia Fridays. I was in awe of the technique, the way they held a very love filled space for me and their gentle guidance. Booking an appointment is painless through their website, which also sends out a reminder email and text message. ~ J.L. (from Yelp)

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I discovered the MFR Center in Montrose during an illness in 2008 where I experienced severe pain throughout my body and was unable to work. After several months of PT with little overall improvement trigger point and myofascial release therapy was suggested by a friend and I began treatment with Frances Nicolais, the MFR Center director. I had a steady improvement in symptoms and along with integrative treatment recovered fully and returned to work! I continue regular visits to maintain fluid mobility and alignment and highly recommend the Center. I have referred several friends and family members, who have all had very positive results, and Fascia Fridays are an ideal introduction and great offer. – L.C. (from Yelp)

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This is a small yet tranquil and private office and the staff here are wonderful. I have had two treatments at their Fascia Fridays: once with a single therapist and once with two therapists. Both were great treatments and I especially recommend the double therapist experience. I found it to be double the intensity of the single therapist session. If you are unfamiliar with John F. Barnes style myofascial release, it is a powerful healing tool that initiates the body’s natural inclination towards sel-correction and “unwinding.” I find it more powerful, and healing on a deeper level, than I do massage. The staff here are all very experienced and understand that emotional release can be a part of the healing process. They provide a safe container for any emotional release that may occur. Fascia Fridays are an incredible value too. Highly recommended for anyone interested in releasing physical and/or emotional trauma held within the body. ~ B.R. (from Yelp)

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