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

fitness regimen.

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

    extraordinary benefits.

    MELT Precautions

    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:

    1. 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.
    2. 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

      soft pro-roller.
    3. 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

      Orthopedic Physical Therapy Products website.

      Check your local gym/club for MELT classes or go online.

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