"Once the Seed breaks open, its innateness begins to dig down for strong roots (foundation), and spread wide for support of its shoots (growth)."


Welcome to Viable Roots, LLC

Massage and MyoFascial Release

Where we Nurture. Heal. Renew

Thank you for visiting.


Viable Roots, LLC is a Massage and Myofascial studio founded by Emily Wadsworth, CMT, PTA.

Viable Roots, LLC started after Emily's Journey to health and wellness as she searched and longed for VIABILITY.....Viability in her ROOT cause. 

Her health and wellness journey led her to find her CORE ROOTS and provide optimal environment for

her to release, restore, rejuvenate and surpass her medical struggles.


If you are searching for Health and Wellness, where "East meets West" with a holistic approach to your healthcare, pure and natural, contact Emily for your bodywork needs.

She would be happy to guide, support, empower YOU and help you along your health and wellness journey.

Viable: Capable of working, surviving or living successfully, especially under particular environmental conditions.

"pregnancy depends on the viability of the sperm and egg."


Roots: The part of a plant that attaches to the ground or to support, conveying water and nourishment to the rest of the plant (via numerous branches and fibers).

Emily Wadsworth, CMT, PTA

Emily is a Massage and Myofascial Therapist trained in the (JFB) John Barnes approach. She has worked in Physical Therapy for 10 years in outpatient orthopedics and pediatrics. She has credentialing as follows:


Emily Wadsworth, CMT, PTA

MFR 1, MFR II, UNW, FP, PEDS, WHS,

CST1 (continuing education)- Upledger Institute

ASTYM certified


"While professionally and thoroughly trained, I never claim to be the best.

However one thing you will always know.....is you will always RECEIVE my best." - Emily


Emily's primary purpose:     To help YOU feel better, empower YOU, and guide you into your VIABLE ROOTS.

We work together to effect the CORE ROOTS and provide optimal environment to release, restore and rejuvenate YOU.

Our bodies were made to naturally heal themselves....we just have to search from within and make "tune ups" along the way,

Why Massage?

Massage Therapy is a popular profession, yet there aren't many of us. It is the most natural and obvious healing method: the laying on of hands. We live in a touch-deprived culture, after all. Compared to a visit to your doctor, an appointment with your massage therapist is long and personal. So why do I do it? The simple answer is, I love it....I live it, breathe it and have passion for it. I meet you where you are.

When I get a good massage I feel like a changed woman. I get off the table and float on a cloud. It's like someone focused the world and made the colors brighter.  I'm a massage therapist because I want to do that for other people. It's my job to be the best hour in your day. It feels fabulous, it works and it is physiologically and psychologically potent. Why not use massage therapy as preventative health care????? Take a break from life and de-stress. Schedule a massage or treatment on my massage table!!!

What is Myofascial Release???


Myofascial Release (The John Barnes Method)

Myofascial Release is a very effective hands-on technique that involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions (the fascia) to help eliminate pain and restore motion. Trauma, inflammatory responses, and/or surgical procedures create Myofascial restrictions that can produce tensile pressures on pain sensitive structures that do not show up on many of the standardized tests (x-rays, CAT scans, etc).

The use of Myofascial Release allows us to look at each client as a unique individual. Our one-on-one therapy sessions are hands-on treatments during which MFR therapists use a multitude of Myofascial Release techniques and movement therapy. We promote independence through education in proper body mechanics and movement, self treatment instruction, enhancement of strength, improved flexibility and postural and movement awareness.


Hands-on Treatment

Each Myofascial Release Treatment session is performed directly on the skin without oils, creams or machinery. This enables the therapist to accurately detect fascial restrictions and apply the appropriate amount of sustained pressure and prolonged holds to facilitate the release of the fascia. Prior to the session, the MFR practitioner will perform a postural assessment to assess where your body  stands against gravity. This tool is used to assess reasons behind postural alterations, which can ultimately cause pain and injury.

***Picture above details how the change in a woven sweater can impact the "whole" sweater. Same goes with our bodies and fascial restrictions pulling/loading on our structural alignment.

What is Fascia???


Fascia is a specialized system of the body that has an appearance similar to a spider's web or a sweater. Fascia is very densely woven, covering and interpenetrating every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein as well as our internal organs. Fascia is one continuous structure that exists from head to toe without interruption. Each part of the body is connected to every other part by the fascia, like the yarn in a sweater.



As fascia plays an important role in the support and function of our bodies, it surrounds and attaches to all structures. In the normal healthy state, the fascia is relaxed and wavy in configuration. It has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. When one experiences physical trauma, emotional trauma, scarring, or inflammation, however, the fascia loses its pliability. It becomes tight, restricted, and a source of tension to the rest of the body. Trauma, such as a fall, car accident, whiplash, surgery or just habitual poor posture and repetitive stress injuries has cumulative effects on the body. The changes trauma causes in the fascial system influences comfort and function of our body. Fascial restrictions can exert excessive pressure causing all kinds of symptoms producing pain, headaches or restriction of motion. Fascial restrictions affect our flexibility and stability, and are a determining factor in our ability to withstand stress and perform daily activities.

Nurture. Heal. Renew