Learn Mermaid Fascial Freedom™, Aquatic MFR, with Emily Estes
at Wild Grace Wellness Center, 36 Ludwig Road, Dresden, ME 04342

Dear prospective students, 

Please join me in learning a unique and therapeutic aquatic manual therapy based on John Barnes’ Approach to Myofascial Release©. Immersed in our 94-degree, saltwater therapy pool, you will feel your body soften, tissue memories surface and restrictions let go while experiencing powerful unwindings! John has endorsed me to teach Mermaid Fascial Freedom™.

The dates for 2019 are: 

  • May 16, 17, 18 and 19
  • June 27, 28, 29 and 30
  • July 25, 26, 27 and 28
  • August 22, 23, 24 and 25
  • October 3, 4, 5 and 6 MERMAID FASCIAL FREEDOM 2, MFF 1 required

Click here for the registration form for upcoming Mermaid Fascial Freedom™ courses


Our Log Home!


Mermaid Fascial Freedom (TM)
October, 2018 class. Images with permission.

Mermaid Fascial Freedom I and 2 classes include:

Classroom time in our second-floor yoga space with hardwood floors and windows overlooking the majestic, pristine woods of Mid-Coast Maine. Hands-on demonstrations with instructor Emily Estes in our crystal-clear, 94-degree, saltwater therapy pool. Pool time to practice and receive MFF from each other. Hot showers and towels in the two bathrooms next to the pool, or an outdoor shower. Also built into the schedule is extra time to practice, process, hike, kayak, canoe, meditate, rest and enjoy Maine wildlife, woods and the nearby Kennebec River where Eagles fly over Swan Island. Or go to a gorgeous Maine beach at Reid State Park or Popham.

Emily will weave Peruvian Shamanism and ancient wisdom into the classroom and create sacred space for the class to enjoy. Bring a small vial of water from your favorite beach, river, pond or stream as we celebrate our connection to nature and bless Pacha Mama with a water ceremony. Evening fire ceremonies will also be offered, weather permitting.

YOUR STAY INCLUDES A BEAUTIFUL, COMFORTABLE ROOM IN A SPACIOUS AND MODERN MAINE LOG HOME! Amenities include luxurious LLBean bedding; new, comfortable “green” memory foam mattresses; fleece robes; Cuddledown pillows and towels; Detox Sauna and home gym; outdoor hot tub, deck, and fire pit. 

You will also enjoy three GOURMET, organic meals daily that are custom made for your dietary needs. We offer a variety of menus: vegetarian, Keto, Paleo, Weight Watchers, etc. AND a special Maine Lobster or Steak Dinner party and adult beverages. In October 2018, we had 2-pound lobsters!


Mermaid Fascial Freedom 2 is an advanced class for those who wish to depend on their aquatic MFR skills. It includes a review of MFF 1 principles and techniques and layers on inner-oral MFF, Fascial Cranium MFF and unwinding.

For both MFF 1 and 2, a non-refundable deposit of $700 must be received 90 days prior to each class start date. The remaining all-inclusive fee must be paid in full 30 days before the start of each class.

Cancellation policy: The $700 class fee is non-refundable. The all-inclusive fees will be refunded in full if the cancellation is made 30 days prior to class start date. The $700 class fee will be held on file and the student can register for another class in that same year, or within 3 years. Cancellations must be made in writing, via e-mail or verbally by calling Emily Estes at Wild Grace Wellness Center 207-737-2478 and speaking to her in person. You may also call Emily’s cell at 207-319-9600.

Please remember to bring extra bathing suits, beauty products, ear drying solution, comfortable clothing, outdoor clothing, a raincoat and warm layers. It can still be cool at night in Maine, even in the summer! Also, bring a water bottle and/or hot beverage container. No glass or open containers are allowed in the pool or classroom. We supply towels, unlimited spring water and our well water is delicious.

We keep our 24’ party boat at a family marina in Richmond, ME on the Kennebec River, a 5-minute drive from Wild Grace. Weather permitting, we will offer a sunset river cruise and swimming for everyone’s enjoyment. Swan Island sits between Richmond and Dresden; it is an Eagle sanctuary!

You are welcomed to extend your stay an extra day before or after class for a small room fee. Food is extra. Please just let us know.

Looking forward to this sharing and teaching experience with excitement and joy in my heart! 


Emily Estes, LPTA, LMT, Creator Mermaid Fascial Freedom™ 
Expert MFR therapist, many repeats, Mid Coast Maine JFB MFR Study Group Facilitator 
Owner, Wild Grace Wellness Center, 36 Ludwig Road, Dresden, ME 04342