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 support and optimal mind-body communication. MELT directly addresses these two systems of your body in a way no other self-treatment can, including diet and exercise. You’ll see and feel results in the first session. The ultimate goal of MELT is to improve your body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself, which can create remarkable, lasting changes. MELT offers natural pain relief, allowing you to address the true cause of chronic pain, not just mask the symptoms.
MELT was created by New York City manual therapist and connective tissue specialist Sue Hitzmann. Using specialized techniques, a soft body roller, and four different balls, MELT is designed to reconnect whole-body communication, rebalance the nervous system, rehydrate the connective tissue, and release compression in joints.
MELT Method Classes at Sellwood Yoga and Align Fitness
At Sellwood Yoga and Align Fitness, we offer MELT Method classes a few times a week. Regular classes include MELT, MELT Performance, and MELT Neurostrength. We also offer a variety of MELT Method workshops and series.
Be sure to check the schedule to see what is currently offered.
Who Is MELT For?
MELT is for anyone who wants to slow down the aging process and live pain-free. For women and men over forty 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 healthy body and achieve optimal performance without debilitating wear and tear. Even children can benefit from MELT.
If you are injured, post-surgery, pregnant, 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. 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.
MELT is easy to learn and offers results the first time you try it. MELT can help you fall asleep more easily and sleep more soundly, have more energy during the day, improve your posture, reduce stress and tension, shed excess body fat, and even reduce the appearance of cellulite. Best of all, your body will feel 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.
“A little proactive self-care goes a long way toward keeping you pain-free and active for a lifetime.”
— Sue Hitzmann
What Are the Benefits of MELT?
- Alignment & posture
- The results of exercise
- Joint mobility
- Sleep & digestion
- Overall well-being
- Aches & pains
- Appearance of cellulite
- Tension & stress
- The risk of injury