All I gotta say is WOW! You got some really long answers there, sis!
Here is yet another “easy way,” to think about self myofascial release release.
This is courtesy of Justin Price and Mary Bratcher, but they describe SMR kinda like chewing gum before blowing up a bubble. First, you have to loosen it up before you can stretch it out to blow into and make the bubble.
hope this helps,