There are some common misconceptions about how to deal with pain, restricted motion, and tenderness in the body. Most people's first and only reaction is to resist it. To try to make it go the way it doesn't want to go. To try to “ break apart the scar tissue” to free whatever feels stuck. This approach has a place, but not in isolation, because the body exists in a state of balanced tension. Consequently, restrictions in the body can act like Chinese finger traps.