Described below is one of the many approaches I've tried or considered trying for healing my chronic myofascial pain:
BOTTOM LINE: Sometimes slightly flares up my symptoms; good for general health.
After my pain had come down (initially as a result of trigger point injections, but then more so after John F. Barnes myofascial release treatments) and I could do some moderate exercise for limited periods of time, I tried swimming. Lifting my head to breathe aggravated my neck pain so I started using a snorkel. Now I can swim for about twenty minutes as long as I don't use my arms too much. Using a kickboard (to rest my head on and minimize arm movement and neck muscle engagement) helps me avoid overworking my neck.