If you have musculo-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 that is better than the one causing your discomfort. Your myofasciae can be stretched, loosened and rearranged by bodywork but they won't stay that way. Integrating a change (freer tissue) 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 sensory awareness can lead to lasting changes.
"The greatest changes occur in the body when there is a corresponding change in awareness and attitude" ~Paul MacLean (triune brain theory)