MELT (Myofascial Energetic
Length Technique) is a one-of-a-kind method that is backed by science and
approved by thousands of satisfied clients. It uses specially designed foam
rollers as well as MELT hand and foot balls to empower people of all stages of
life to take control of their aging process. The M.E.L.T. Method™ (MELT) is a
revolutionary approach to pain-free living that is changing the way people take
care of their bodies.
This simple self-care tool is
the "missing link" to pain-free fitness because a different system of the body
is being addressed—MELT is to connective tissue what weight training is to
muscle or yoga is to flexibility. Now you can self-treat your body's connective
tissue while also maximizing the effectiveness of every other health and
MELT is a proactive approach to
maintaining a healthy, pain-free, active lifestyle while creating a strong,
flexible body that maintains upright posture for life.
New research has revealed
the missing link to pain-free living: maintaining healthy connective tissue.
Sue Hitzmann has integrated this groundbreaking science with proven therapeutic
techniques to create MELT.
Hitzmann believes MELT is
for anyone who wants to slow down the aging process and live better, longer.
For those in their 40s, 50s, and older who want to get the most out of life and
stay active, mobile, and independent.
- MELT is for active younger adults who want a
fit, toned body that moves with alignment and ease.
- MELT is for athletes who want to achieve optimal
fitness and sports 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
- MELT creates a strong, flexible body that
maintains its upright posture for life.
MELT supposedly erases
the physical and emotional stress that accumulates in our bodies, specifically
in our connective tissue. Connective tissue surrounds and protects every joint,
muscle, bone, and organ in the body, creating a network of support. Researchers
have recently discovered that connective tissue requires regular maintenance,
without which "stuck stress" manifests as joint and muscle pain and a number of
other common health complaints.
Consider an average day: sitting
at a desk for hours, carrying heavy bags, experiencing many forms of stress,
and—on a good day—exercising. Our body pays a price for these activities, even
the exercise. Many experience stiffness, weakness, and aches and pains that
with time will only intensify. MELT brings your body back to its ideal state by
keeping your connective tissue in top condition.
MELT is easy to learn,
backed by cutting-edge research, and offers immediate results that are seen and
felt with simple self-assessments. All you need is a special foam roller, MELT
hand and foot balls, and your own body weight to have access to this remarkable
proactive solution to pain-free living. MELT fanatics claim the first time you
MELT, you will experience instant relief and improved body ease. Changes in
posture, flexibility, performance, and joint motion occur after only a few
sessions. MELT empowers your body by restoring its internal support system, and
the reward is enhanced overall health. Every time you MELT, you will notice an
immediate change. MELT a minimum of three times a week for 15 minutes to
experience long-lasting benefits. And if you want to MELT every day because it feels
so good, that's okay too.
MELT is unlike any other
techniques (Yoga, Pilates, Physical Therapy) because it is the only one that
specifically focuses on connective tissue.
MELT maximizes the
effectiveness of every other health and fitness regimen. Poses, reps, laps,
breathing exercises, cardiovascular workouts—any activity is improved when your
muscles and joints have the support they need.
MELT before strength
training to hydrate your connective tissue and prep the body for optimal
performance. MELT after a cardio workout to erase the joint compression that
causes pain and discomfort. 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.
The M.E.L.T. Method™ has
been reviewed by internationally respected doctors, clinicians, researchers,
authors, and educators, 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 the M.E.L.T. Method™ is grounded in scientific principles and offers
As with any program, there are
precautions and considerations that must be taken in order to achieve an
exclusively positive result.
The goal of MELT-ing is a
pain-free, active, healthy body. You will not over-stimulate the connective
tissue or any other system of the body if you follow these guidelines:
- As we age, connective tissue becomes less uniformed and space
decreases between the joints. MELT addresses this specifically, however,
if you are over the age of 65, extra caution should be taken.
- If osteoporosis, osteopenia or any other bone
degeneration or dysfunction is present, limit the duration you lie
directly on the roller with lengthening techniques and purchase the pink
- If you currently have no injuries or bone issues,
for a slightly deeper pressure, use the OPTP Pro-Roller (green or blue
roller). A maximum of 8-10 minutes on your back on the roller is allowed.
If the maximum time is reached, reassess at rest for one to two minutes
before returning to the roller. Use the pink, soft pro-foam roller to
reduce pressure on any specific area that may have greater restriction.
MELT accessories can be found at
the Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products website.
Check your local gym/club for MELT classes or go online.