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Background: Complaints due to upper trapezius myofascial pain syndrome include spasm, pain, and limitations in functional motion of the neck and surrounding areas. One way to overcome this is myofascial release, but there is no review article about the effect of myofascial release on the functional neck of myofascial pain syndrome. This study is to analyze the effect of myofascial release on pain and functional neck myofascial pain syndrome in the upper trapezius muscle. Methods: systematic review with the PICO framework (Population, Intervention, Comparison, Outcomes). Identify articles using relevant databases (Googlescholar, PubMed, PeDro) with customized keywords. Article selection using PRISMA flowchart, article assessment using critical appraisal. Results: The number of articles from 3 databases contained 3684 articles. After screening the title and the relevance of the abstract, 10 articles were obtained that proved the effectiveness of myofascial release in reducing neck pain and disability. Conclusion: myofascial release technique in the condition of myofascial pain syndrome, upper trapezius muscle is effective for reducing pain and increasing functional motion in the neck.