If you have musical-skeletal discomfort you are probably stuck in a sub-optimal holding pattern. (Perhaps you hold your shoulders high causing soreness). No amount of bodywork will get you out of pain permanently until you learn a new postural pattern to replace the one causing your discomfort. Your muscles can be relaxed by bodywork but they won't stay that way. Integrating a change (loosened muscles) happens when you begin to be aware of the sensations of the old pattern (high & tight shoulders) being replaced by a new optimal one (shoulders supported by your rib cage and spine.)
This combination of hands-on information, followed by movement/postural awareness can lead to lasting changes.