Myofascial Release Treatment | San Rafael | Novato | Marin County CA

Here’s What To Expect During Your Treatment

1) What is the cost of a myofascial release treatment?
The fee for a single treatment is $150.

2) How long does each treatment last?
Your session will last 90 minutes. We will discuss how you are doing and your home exercises. Then, you will receive about 60 minutes of myofascial release therapy to help you toward your goals. Your treatment begins at the time you requested your appointment. You will not need to sit and wait in my office.

3) What is the initial visit like?
The initial visit is 90 minutes. I will ask you questions about your overall health and activities to assess where you are and how you take care of yourself. After you change into appropriate treatment attire, I will examine your posture and check your range of motion. This gives me important information about where myofascial restrictions may be affecting your muscles and joints. Then, you will receive an hour of treatment.

4) What do I wear?
Myofascial work is best done directly on skin. I use no lotions or oils so that I can feel the underlying muscle structure. Many people wear shorts and a tank top or jogging bra. Others like to wear a bathing suit. I drape my clients during treatment, only exposing the area treated. Your comfort is very important to me.

5) How can I make payment?
I accept checks, cash and all major credit cards.

6) How many treatments will I need?
There is no “average” number of treatments, since each person has an individual diagnosis. I will recommend how often you should come to meet your goals. Coming more often in most cases will get you results faster. When you are feeling better, treatments can be scheduled further apart. In most cases, you will see and feel the real benefits of myofascial release by your sixth visit.

7) Is myofascial release treatment painful?
Not the way I practice it. I use the myofascial release approach taught by John F. Barnes, PT. I apply gentle, sustained pressure to restricted fascial tissue. Some clients say that they feel muscle soreness afterward, similarly to working out.

8) Do you accept insurance?
I am an out of network provider. That means that you will pay for your treatment when you come in, and have your insurance company reimburse you. You may be able to ask in advance about the details of your insurance plan for out of network benefits.

9) What happens if I cancel at the last minute?
I reserve your appointment time specifically for treating you. I ask that you give me a 24-hour notice to cancel any appointment. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given, the full treatment fee will be applied.

10) What if I am late?
Your appointment time is reserved for you, so that you don’t have to wait for your treatment. If you are late, there will be less time to treat you because another person has reserved time after you. If you know that you will be a little late, please call to let me know.

11) Do you work with doctors and other health practitioners?
Yes, I can collaborate with your doctors. I also refer to other holistic practices in the area, if needed.


Office: 4340 Redwood Highway, Suite D305, San Rafael, CA 94903; Phone: 415-328-6623

Myofascial Release Center of Marin can help you return to a pain-free, active lifestyle. Myofascial therapist Thor Hanson offers gentle, effective treatment for sport injuries, post surgery healing and otherlimiting conditions. Serving clients in Marin County, San Rafael, and Novato