I also have a mental illustration to help explain myofascial tension. Imagine your entire body is encased in a fishing net. When there is a snag or a “knot” part of the fishing net gets tangled. These tangles will then pull or yank on the rest of the net which can cause tension, pain, or discomfort in another area of the body. Massage and foam rolling can help to loosen the snags or knots in the fishing net.