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Mary Beth Kedzior

Mary Beth Kedzior, CMP

Specializing in MFR

Mary Beth has been a Certified Massage Practitioner for over 25 years. After decades of working in the field, she knew she needed more training to find lasting treatments for her clients with chronic pain. Her own struggles with migraines, hip, shoulder and neck pain from gymnastics and childhood injuries had her seeking out a wide variety of doctors and therapists for temporary relief at best. A PT friend introduced her to the John Barnes’ Myofascial Release Approach. After getting treated herself, she started taking his seminars and shadowing trained therapists at his clinic in Sedona.

What is fascia? It is an interconnected densely woven web of collagenous tissue that covers and penetrates every muscle, bone, artery, vein and organ from head to toe. Trauma (emotional and physical), poor posture, inflammation, tension and/or surgical procedures can lead to fascial tightening in the body, creating restrictions on blood and lymph flow, nerve communication, organ function and muscle mobility. MFR is a safe hands-on technique using gentle sustained pressure that allows the restrictions to give way and elongate. No lotion is used as connection with the fascial layer is needed.

Mary Beth has her BS in Psychology from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a concentration in Biology and Neuropsychology. She worked as an MRI/MRSI research associate at UCSF and VA Medical Center in San Francisco on NIH funded projects for PTSD, Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Since then, she has worked in Los Angeles in fashion and music while maintaining her massage practice.

This year, she completed the MindBody Certification Program through the Embodied Philosophy School. Courses covered inlcude: 

  • Somatic psychotherapy
  • Trauma origins and therapy
  • Polyvagal Theory
  • Attachment Theory
  • Eastern Origins
  • Felt Sense development.

Myofascial Release is already mind-body oriented, and this program was a perfect complement. Emotions and memories don’t always arise during treatment but are welcomed and supported as an integral part of the healing process. Her Iyengar Yoga practice is another part that makes these connections and inspires curiosity of all things mind and body.

Mary Beth is currently working at the Sherman Oaks office on Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Heather has affected my life in the MOST POSITIVE way and I am forever grateful. My husband refers to her as the "sex doctor" so you can only imagine how happy he is with my therapy outcome.

After the birth of my son I suffered from "Vaginismus", however, at the time I just thought I was broken. My "broken vagina" affected me physically but it was an emotional struggle as well. Many women in my life also suffered with pain from sex after their babies were born so I knew I wasn't alone. They told me they "just got used to it" but I couldn't see myself living that way.

Sex wasn't just painful, it was literally impossible - IT DIDNT FIT!

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Testimonial by S.S., age 54

Heather is the best! I saw her today for terrible hip/groin pain. I was so impressed with the safety measures in place and felt completely safe . Thanks for the healing hands.

S.S., age 54

Testimonial by P.M.

I was hopeful but frankly skeptical when the doctor treating me for Interstitial Cystitis recommended that I go to Heather for physical therapy. Medication and diet helped control my IC symptoms, but I had never heard of physical therapy being used to treat IC. The education and treatment I received from Heather was a revelation. She explained that the pain I experienced with IC had helped create a cycle of muscle guarding which affected the entire pelvic area. I had no idea of the amount of tension being held there. No wonder my husband and I had not been able to have sexual intercourse for years!

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Testimonial by T.H.

I started seeing Heather in October 2014. For more than two years, I had been suffering from painful urinary tract infection type symptoms after my bartholins gland surgery which included constant burning and urinary frequency sensation that led to more and more painful intercourse. I had made multiple visits to internist, obgyn and urologist's offices, went through a range of treatment with UTI and bladder frequency medication that included antibiotics, vesicare, estrogen cream, but nothing worked.

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Testimonial by R.S.

I wanted to thank you so much for helping me get through something I thought I may never be able to. We have achieved pain-free intercourse and this has really solidified our marriage. We are so grateful to you for all the work you do! Thank you!!

-- R.S.

Testimonial by S.H., age 24

I just wanted to thank you for everything you've done for me for the past 19 months. I literally could not have reached my goals without you and your practice. You gave me the courage to keep moving forth with my treatment no matter how afraid and anxious I was. You were always there to answer questions and made this whole process so much easier than I expected it to be.

It's because of you that my marriage is on the right track, that I can get pregnant and that this part of my life is finally over. I really feel that Fusion Wellness is a team of people you can call family and are there to root for you and cheer you on until you reach your goals. There is nothing better than knowing I accomplished this with you guys by my side and as calmly and patiently as I needed. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for always being there and helping me reach my goals.

S.H., age 24

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