Relieving Tension, Knots, and Stiffness in the Body

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Anatomy & Physiology

What structures can be stiff?

  1. Muscles from tears and microtears
  2. Fascia in general
  3. Myofascia (muscle scumbags)
  4. Ligaments

Release Techniques


  1. Myofascial release - [1]. Great practice with 3 specific techniques shown in detail - shearing, stripping, rolling - [2]. Interoception and The Arndt-Schultz law explained - on how MFR really works- [3]
  2. Founders - from Ida Rolf school, and John F Barnes [4] - myofascial restrictions do not show up in any of the standard tests such as X-rays, MRIs, myelograms, CAT scans or electromyography - good article on limits of accepted science of fascia, which was determined by working on cadavers - [5]. Another quote, A dramatic discovery reveals that there is actually no such thing as a disease.


  1. Getting knots out of muscle -


  1. Neck myofascial release - [6]. Use 2 tennis balls in a sack.
  2. What is fascia? See fascia on a chicken carcass - [7]