I will attempt to explain this as simple as possible, however as I am not a physio by profession (working in IT) there may be gaps in my knowledge, however i have researched enough to get me by with rehab and maintaining flexibility .
Myofascial release is more or less to my understanding a form of soft tissue therapy, that may involve stretching to various degrees of pressure focused on particular trigger points on the body.
This image shows some of the common trigger points associated with stiff shoulders/neck.
You have probably walked in to they gym and spotted a foam roller, this is one prop used for this.
Other props in my personal arsenal are tennis balls/softballs, rubber medicine ball, swiss ball, but pretty much most things that can help apply pressure can be used.
Basically want to start a thread for anyone who practices this regularly to share different techniques, stretches, props they use and resources.
Of course there is no substitute for proper medical/physio advice and attention, so anyone with any serious musculoskeletal issues should note.
Edited by HumanHefner, 11 July 2013 - 11:20 PM.