About the MELT Method
What is the MELT Method?
The MELT Method (MELT) is a simple self-treatment that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful and active for a lifetime.
New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide your body architectural support and optimal mind-body communication.
New York City – based manual therapist and connective tissue specialist Sue Hitzmann has transformed ground-breaking neurofascial science and hands-on therapies into a one-of-a-kind treatment method called MELT.
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How does MELT work?
Daily living creates stress and tension within your body. Physical stressors may range from sitting at a desk to running a marathon. Emotional, mental, and environmental stressors also put strain on your body.
The repetitive stress of daily living literally gets stuck in the connective tissue, which surrounds every joint, muscle, nerve, bone and organ. “Stuck stress” accumulates and causes dehydration in the connective tissue, which interferes with the nervous system’s ability to regulate itself and slows down the body’s natural healing process.
This creates a domino effect that begins with aches and stiffness and leads to common health issues such as neck and low back pain, headaches, insomnia, digestive problems and injury. Accelerated ageing and chronic health problems can follow, leaving us with limited options such as medication, surgery, and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle.
When the connective tissue is hydrated and free of stuck stress, your body functions more efficiently and natural healing occurs daily. MELT is a breakthrough technique that directly addresses stuck stress and slows down the ageing process by rehydrating the connective tissue and rebalancing the nervous system. No other approach directly treats these two systems – including nutrition, exercise, or meditation.
MELT uses four different small balls as well as a soft body roller, it rehydrates the connective tissue, rebalances the nervous system, and restores the space to compressed joints. Whether injured, post-surgery, pregnant, overweight, chronic pain, knee or hip replacement or bone disorders - you can still MELT.
MELT works with the neurofascial system, connective tissue system, structural relationships of alignment, tension and compression between the soft tissues and bones, the nervous system and body sense. A variety of techniques are used to assess what is happening now followed by MELTing techniques of position point pressing, gliding, shearing, rinsing, friction and reassessing. You can learn to MELT in a class and at home. The MELT hand and foot treatments use five techniques to create whole body changes that reconnect, rebalance, rehydrate and release.
MELT is truly for everyone!
MELT is for anyone who wants to slow down the ageing process and live pain free. For those in their 40s, 50s, 60s and older who want to stay active, mobile and independent – MELT is a must.
MELT is also for active younger adults and athletes who want to maintain a fit, healthy body and achieve optimal performance without debilitating wear and tear.
Even if you are pregnant, injured, post-surgery, overweight, sedentary, out of shape or have limited mobility, chronic pain, knee or hip replacements, or bone disorders – you can still MELT. It’s the best starting point for any exercise and wellness program.
MELT creates results you will see and feel in the first session. Over time MELT heightens your body’s ability to repair and heal itself, which can create remarkable, lasting changes.
alignment & posture
the results of exercise
sleep & digestion
aches & pains
tension & stress
the risk of injury
MELT quickly rehydrates connective tissue and allows the body to release long held tension and stress that leads to chronic pain. MELT is easy to learn and offers results you will see and feel the first time you try it.
Changes in alignment, flexibility, energy, mood and performance occur within only a few sessions. Best of all, your body feels great long after you MELT!
The results that MELT provides were previously available only through ongoing, costly hands-on therapies. Now you can be your own Hands-off Bodyworker® and be in control of your health.
How often can I MELT?
MELT is so gentle that you can do it every day. Yet all it takes is just 10 minutes, three times a week, to experience immediate and long-lasting benefits. Drink a glass of water before and after you MELT to achieve the maximum results.
When you exercise, MELT before strength training to improve muscle performance and joint alignment or after a cardio workout to erase joint compression and stiffness and enhance muscle recovery.
People who MELT regularly find that they want to exercise more often. It’s just more fun to move when your body feels good, has more energy and is free of pain.
Is MELT like
Although MELT is complementary with other treatments, practices and workouts, it is unlike any other technique because it directly addresses an entirely different system of the body.
MELT is to the neuro-fascial system (nervous and connective tissue system) what exercise and rehabilitation are to the musculoskeletal system. The scientific principles and direct self-treatment of the neuro-fascial system are being introduced for the first time by Sue Hitzmann and MELT.
Even better, adding MELT to your current routine can boost the results of whatever else you’re doing.
Who created MELT?
Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT, is the creator of the MELT Method, a simple self treatment technique that helps people get out and stay out of chronic pain.
A nationally recognised educator, manual therapist, exercise physiologist and founding member of the Fascial Research Society, Sue is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The MELT Method: A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day! This has helped more than 200,000 people around the world lead a healthy, pain-free life. See our interview with Sue Hitzmann
Is MELT approved?
Yes, MELT has been reviewed by internationally respected doctors, neuroscientists, and connective tissue researchers, including Ben Domb, M.D.; Tom Myers; Gil Hedley, Ph.D.; Robert Schleip, Ph.D.; and Jean Pierre Barral, D.O.
Each expert has recognized that MELT is grounded in scientific principles and offers extraordinary benefits. MELT is being used by practitioners in fitness, sports, wellness, rehabilitation and hospital settings.