Pacific Myofascial Release helps people with chronic pain return to a pain-free, active lifestyle. We only offer the John F. Barnes approach to MFR at our office.
We are located in the San Francisco Bay Area, on the peninsula. We are just two exits south of San Francisco International Airport on Highway 101, in the city of Burlingame. Our office is easily accessible from San Francisco, the many cities on the peninsula, and coming over from the east bay on the San Mateo Bridge. Parking is plentiful and free, and you can reach our fourth floor office via elevators. There is a nice walking trail nearby if you want to move before or after your treatment session.
The owner, Kristin Kunzelman, is dedicated to helping others overcome their chronic pain so that they can enjoy their activities again. Having experienced three neck injuries in five years, she understands the impact that chronic pain can have on your life. She first experienced MFR as a client, and it helped her to return to work and get back to doing the activities she enjoyed without pain. Now Kristin is dedicated to helping others do the same - she would love to partner with you in the healing process. She truly believes that the body can and wants to heal itself, and views her role as a facilitator in this process.
While we welcome and can treat anyone with fascial restrictions, we are uniquely situated to help musicians in particular. Kristin Kunzelman is a performing musician and has taught music for over 20 years in large school music programs, private lessons, and with non-profit organizations.
Kristin Kunzelman specializes in the John F. Barnes approach to Myofascial Release Therapy. She regularly attends MFR seminars all around the country, and has studied alongside John F. Barnes P.T. and his expert practitioners in Sedona, AZ. She earned her CMT license through the San Francisco School of Massage and Bodywork.
Kristin’s passion is helping clients get out of chronic pain and back to doing the activities they love. She knows how chronic pain feels and that it impacts everything… She views this work as a partnership with her clients, and listens to what they and their bodies have to say. She connects with the saying, “Healing is a process, not an event.” She truly believes that the body can and wants to heal itself, and views her role as a facilitator in this process.
Prior to her MFR work, Kristin taught 5th-12th grade music in the public schools and was the Deputy Director of Programs at the non-profit Music for Minors. She holds a Masters Degree in Music Education and a minor in Jazz Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Puget Sound with a Bachelors degree in Music Education. Kristin continues to play flute in community orchestras, study piano, and work with many of the top high school music programs on the peninsula. Outside of work and music, Kristin loves to travel, hike, do yoga, and cook.