Shannon Whitall with John Barnes

"Healing is a process, not an event." -John F. Barnes

Training & Certification

Shannon Whitall, owner and founder of San Diego Myofascial Release, is a Licensed Massage/ Expert MFR Therapist who practices in  La Mesa, CA.  She graduated in 1999 from the Academy of Health Professions and has also studied extensively and directly under John F. Barnes, founder of the John F. Barnes Myofascial Release Approach®.  She is licensed to practice bodywork by the California Massage Therapy Council.
Having practiced bodywork for 21 years now, she is highly experienced. However, she believes that one can never fully master something.  So, she continues to educate herself, always challenging herself to grow in knowledge, expertise and ever improving her therapy skills.

Finding the John F. Barnes' Myofascial Release Approach®  to be a superior therapy that consistently produces positive, long lasting results, she founded San Diego Myofascial Release as a specialized therapy center that exclusively provides this form of myofascial release, for the treatment of chronic pain, scar release and trauma release, to the city of San Diego.

Trained in the following John Barnes courses:

  • Myofascial Release I  (2X)
  • Myofascial Unwinding
  • Myofascial Release II
  • Myofascial Release  Fascial Pelvis  (2X)
  • Myofascial Release: Cervical/Thoracic (2X)
  • Myofascial Mobilization
  • Women's Health MFR (2X)
  • Rebounding
  • Advanced Unwinding
  • Fascial Cranium
  • Equine MFR 
  • ​Subtle Energy 1
  • Myofascial Release Seminar Assistant Instructor
  • ​Myofascial Release Study Group Leader for the San Diego Area

Training & Certification
Occupational Therapist Registered and Licensed in the state of California. 
She has been practicing for 24 years in San Diego since she graduated from San Jose State University in 1993 and has been using Myofascial Release during treatments since 2007. 
 Rebecca trained under John Barnes in  Myofascial Release and is considered an Advanced Practitioner.

Trained in the following MFR Courses:

​Myofascial Release 1

Myofascial Unwinding 
Myofascial Release II
Myofascial Release Fascial Pelvis

Myofascial Release Cervical Thoracic

Myofascial Mobilzation
Advanced Unwinding
Pediatric Myofascial Release

Fascial Cranium

Subtle Energy 1
Skill Enhancement with John Barnes

Rebecca also has completed training in Healing Touch I, II, & III.
She enjoys learning about the practical applications of quantum physics, connecting to nature in the mountains and by the ocean.

 Myofascial Release Therapist

Rebecca Elias, OTR/L

Chiropractic Mondays & Thursdays at

San Diego Myofascial Release!

CAMTC# 334

Karen is a licensed Physical Therapist Assistant with over 30 years of experience, having graduated in 1986 from Pierce Community College with an Associates in Science degree, PTA program.

 In  2004,  she became certified in Neuro Developmental Training/NDTO from the teachings of Waleed Al-Aboudi with a special interest in the treatment of stroke and brain injuries. 

While working as a Physical Therapist Assistant, she realized there was a missing link: The mind/body connection! Doctors would write orders to only treat a specific body part, when in turn that area may be the symptom, while the initial mode of injury was somewhere else on the body. So, in 2013 she graduated from the Academy of Somatics and Massage as a Certified Massage Practitioner, which allowed her to treat clients as an entire person, not just one area of the body.  Being able to find the root cause, and in turn get longer lasting results with my clients was a game changer! 

Karen continues to study new techniques directly under John F. Barnes,
founder of the John F Barnes approach to Myofascial Release. 

  • Trained in the following Myofascial Release courses: 
  • Myofascial Release 1 (2x)
  • Myofascial Release 2 (2x)
  • Myofascial Unwinding
  • Rebounding 
  • Subtle Energy 
  • Also certified in Healing Touch I/II

Dr Freddie Salabarria, DOC


Chiropractic Care 

                                         8407 La Mesa Blvd, La Mesa CA 91941 US

Training & Certification

Dr Freddie is and has been a Doctor of Chiropractic for 25 years*. He earned his degree from The Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (LACC). In addition to Chiropractic care, he is also a Certified Health Coach, trained in Nutrition & Wellness. Oh, did we mention he also has three and a half years of medical school under his belt?

Dr Freddie has extensive experience in the area of Sports injury, having worked as the Team Doctor for a semi-pro football team, as well as a local high school football team. He specializes in identifying  a patient's  dysfunction(s)  and restoring said dysfunction(s) through gentle techniques such as (but not limited to): Muscle Testing, Chiropractic and Myofascial Release.

San Diego Myofascial Release is honored to host Dr Freddie Salabarria. Every Monday he is in office with us, providing his exemplary chiropractic skills, by appointment only. We rave about and recommend him to all of our family, friends and clients. He treats every patient like a person, not a number; he takes time and care in EVERY SESSION to address individual needs and concerns. There are other chiropractors that have you in and out in five minutes, doing the same three or four adjustments each time. That IS NOT Dr. Freddie's style. Each session with him is approximately 30 min long and very thorough; never rushed. 

To make an appointment with Dr. Salabarria, please call him directly: 619-251-4244

San Diego Myofascial Release Therapist: Shannon Whitall, CMT is an expert in the John Barnes Myofascial Release Approach.

By Appointment Only: 9AM - 8PM M-F, 9AM - 3PM Sat   +1.6199775671

Shannon Whitall, CMT, Owner

Karen Burg, MT