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Frequently Asked Questions

Karen provides 1:1 hands-on therapy that is unique to you. She not only targets your symptoms,
but also treats other potential root causes of pain in your body.


What Should I Expect?

At your first MFR session, Karen will spend a bit of time getting to know you, finding out your goals and expectations, and answering any questions you may have about MFR. She will also assess your posture and structural balance as a starting place for treatment. Afterward, Karen will likely give you some homework, which usually involves some gentle self-treatment stretches or exercises to maximize your results.

What Do I Wear To Treatment?

Myofascial Release (MFR) is performed on bare skin, but being fully undressed is not necessary for your in person appointment. Loose fitting clothing like shorts and a stretchy tank top or sports bra and shorts for women (no leggings please), and loose gym shorts for men. And because MFR is performed on the skin, please do NOT apply lotions or creams on the day of your visit.

How Will I Feel After The Session
Many people experience a feeling of relaxation and relief, with a decrease in symptoms or increase in range of motion. You may have an increase in physical, mental, and emotional awareness. As we work together through restrictions, you may experience varying types of sensations. There may be times that symptoms are temporarily increased, you may feel nauseated, lethargic, or fatigued. Do not be alarmed! This is a part of the larger healing process, where your body is rebalancing. People experience healing in a variety of ways. Discuss this with Karen, as this will continue to progress you along your healing journey. 

Do You Accept Insurance? 
Karen does not accept insurance as this allows her the freedom to provide the highest quality treatment possible with the best possible outcomes.
If your insurance has a Massage Therapy benefit, Karen can provide you a receipt for service for reimbursement. Most Health Savings Accounts that accept "Massage Therapy" is covered, and a receipt for service can be provided.

Are Tips Expected or Accepted?

No. Karen believes this is supportive healthcare, not a service. The best tip you can give her is a 5-star review on Yelp or Google, a referral,  re-book for another session, or give her an enthusiastic high five or hug.

Learn More
There is much more information at If you live outside of San Diego and would like to find a therapist close to you, there is an international directory of therapists trained by John Barnes at


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Karen at Dynamic Myofascial Release in San Diego, is ready to help you feel better!

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