Learn about MELT...a simple self treatment technique used to rehydrate connective tissue, reduce inflammation & rebalance your body! The MELT Method is not exercise but a self-care technique that allows people to get themselves out of pain by tapping into the Connective Tissue & Nervous Systems.
Symptoms that you may need MELT: Inflammation Sleep issues Digestive issues Weight gain Lack of energy Stress injuries Joint Pain Anxiety & Depression. MELT is a simple self-care technique you can use every day to make your body feel better and function more efficiently. Relieve aches & pains brought on by aging and active living. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment and learn how to keep your whole body working better. My story: After MONTHS of chronic back pain and spending thousands of dollars on treatments, therapies, ointments & pills, I finally found something to not only eliminate my pain but also keep it from returning. I was so impressed with what MELT did for my quality of life, that I decided to become a certified instructor. I felt that EVERYONE needed to know that there were options and there was no one teaching anything like this around Aberdeen. Now I have witnessed many people eliminate pain in my workshops and I get emails and texts every week thanking me for changing their lives and that keeps me wanting to learn more and bring more MELT to our community. I have been using MELT as I teach Pilates to improve my attendee's performance and to ensure that they are getting the best possible workout. The results speak for themselves. MELT has been life-changing for me and for my family. I run most of my classes through our local YMCA but am also available for private consultations, group parties and group presentations.
Mission: Empower people to live their lives pain-free!
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Let's review and dive into a deeper look at MELT Technique: Position Point Pressing 👣
By using direct pressure with MELT balls on these specific points you are able to mobilize the many joints in your feet and rejuvenate them with essential fluid!
This will increase the ease of mobility of these joints AND improve neural connections between extremities and every other system in the body by stimulating nerves and mechanoreceptors.
The KEY to position point pressing is maintaining TOLERABLE pressure at each point for 1 or 2 focused breaths. Remember- ONE consistent, compressive force is all it takes to induce a positive change, don't repeat each position point multiple times.
🔵Position Point 1- affects the dome and arch-like structures of the body and stimulates the diaphragm and liver. (All lines and specifically the Rooted Core)
🔵Position Point 2- directly affects the skull, eyes, ears, neck, and jaw. (Back Line)
🔵Position Point 3a- relates tot he solar plexus and middle torso; the thoracic spine, pancreas, duodenum, and stomach, as well as the inner arch of the foot. (Spiral Line and Rooted Core)
🔵Position Point 3b- directly affects the cervical vertebrae. If this point is very tender, it is because Flexor Hallucis Longus is restricted. When the tendon of this muscle is overly taut, a bunion can arise as the tendon slips out of the sesamoid bones. (Spiral Line)
🔵Position Point 4- relates to the arms, shoulders, liver, spleen, and gallbladder. (Lateral Line)
🔵Position Point 5- relates to the lumbar spine, pelvis, kidneys, intestine, and bladder. The lower body organs are stimulated by this point. (All lines, specifically the Back and Spiral Lines)
*dome and arch-like structures= the arches of your feet, the curvature of the ankle mortise, knee, and hip sockets. Inverted dome at the base of the pelvis, the diaphragm, the dome of the lungs, the roof of the mouth, the orbits of the eyes and the crown of the skull.*
🔵So grab your MELT ball and get some whole body benefits!
A great tutorial for the MELTers out there trying to master Clams. Hip & knee pain? Try this move (along with some basic MELT moves).
In this MELT Performance move, before you try to reintegrate the stability pathways of your pelvis, you need to set up the proper pelvic position.
Watch Sue explain the TILT, STACK, and ROLL used for the MELT Move "Clams" here! 👇
Watch and try this with your next MELT Performance map to reduce compensation when you are lying on your side for this MELT move!
This weeks starts our MELT July classes. We are offering one class a week virtually.
We have been doing virtual classes for a few months and they are going great. If you are interested, register now.
I love the hand treatment. When did you last treat yours?
Our hands are the gateway to our world. We use them constantly to physically manipulate the environment, from picking up a big box to threading a needle.
Our fingertips contain some of the densest areas of nerve endings on the human body and serve as the richest source of tactile feedback.
The myofascial sleeve envelops the full spectrum of the fingers and hands all the way to the skull, cervical and thoracic spine, and the rib cage.
On a neurofascial level, when the myofascial sleeve becomes dehydrated, overworked, or damaged, the body will compensate by attempting to "slacken" the sleeve before the motor function of the hands is hindered.
Rather than lose our ability to move our fingers or lose our grip strength, the body will bring the head carriage forward, the shoulder girdle will round and the upper back will become kyphotic well before the hands become unusable.
By treating your hands with the MELT Hand Treatments, we can indirectly help alleviate tension in the neck and upper back!
So now we have to ask...have you MELTed your hands today?
A quick treatment from Sue!
Here I am demonstrating some easy techniques to help those of you who feel like your neck and thumbs are aching you. Easy strategies to consider implementing self-care into your day!
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Rebalance EVERY day (I sometimes do this move 3 times). Helps with stress and with sleep.
If you have a busy life full of stress, you may be carrying a lot tension in your upper body- particularly the neck and shoulder area. This can make just day...
How about some MELT express? 20 min map should help you feel great today.
Start feeling better now with the MELT Express Map, designed for new and experienced MELTers. This map targets the whole body and is packed with moves and se...
So many of us are spending time looking at phones that a neck pain map is just what we need!
If you are on my email list, check your email! Exciting news about how we can still MELT together. If you are not on email, please private message me your email address and I'll send you the newsletter.
Hey MELTers, we know it is tough to be out of our routine and we miss ALL of you. At least one more week with the Y closed and if it continues, we will find a way to MELT virtually. Keep on doing those foot treatments, rebalance sequences and any other maps that make you feel amazing.
Spring is in the air! This week help your body adjust to a time change, a full moon and Friday the 13th! You might be feeling a bit off, but after a MELT class you can feel aligned and ready to go.
Spring is right around the corner! This week is a great week to sign up for a WHOLE month of MELT. You will be amazed how you feel by April and as you practice, you will be able to do more and more on your own. We have all of the tools, all you need is comfortable clothes and we will do the rest.
It's the last week of February and a great time to MELT. Join us this week for any of our 3 classes and feel great going into Spring.
All classes are a GO this week at the Y. We hope you are able to join us at one of our regular classes or our special Wed class we are running in Feb.
No MELT tonight but classes the rest of the week. MELT is self-care, so do 10 min on your own to keep feeling great between any longer classes you are able to attend.
It is the start of a new month! Have you been wanting to try a whole month of MELT, then get to class this week.
We are also starting a new Wed specialty class. It is for anyone that is feeling the aches & pains of a SD winter. You can register at the front desk for any of the MELT classes.
Wow, last week of January! Our classes still have a few open spots so we would love to have to join us. You can come to just one class (register at the desk). If you like it, then join the 70% of attendees that pay a discounted rate and register for the whole year! Or you always have the choice to register for a month at a time.
Is this winter already draining your energy? Try some MELT this week and learn why so many in the Aberdeen area are using it for self-care (snow, rain, or sunshine). No experience needed nor do you need your own supplies. See you this week.
Thee MELT Method Performance Roller got a Fitness Award for best roller in Prevention Magazine!
My daughter keeps one packed in her suitcase at ALL times. I have one in my bedroom so I can quick decompress back and neck before bed.
Here is a list of ways Sue Hintzman uses hers:
I use it prepare for movement, recovery from a long day of repetitive postures, and while traveling, I use it as a floatation device in the water, a perfect head rest while reading a book on beach chair, or to angle my laptop while onboard an airplane.
I have a few in stock if you want the world's best travel buddy!
We talk a lot about gut health. Please put down the energy drinks or at least know what is in it. The eggs were the most amazing!
NEVER mix lemon and energy drink!! 😮
What a week for MELT! Regular classes on Monday night and Thursday morning AND an Intro workshop also on Monday night along with a new workshop to address hip, knee and low back pain starting on Wed night. Aberdeen is going to be feeling GREAT all winter long.
Are you doing self-care in 2020? Do you want a weekly massage? Come and join us on Mondays and Thursdays and have the BEST year ever.
Well, I guess there won't be class tonight! Make sure you MELT at home. See you next year.
Due to the current road conditions, all YMCA facilities will be CLOSED today, December 30th.
As long as the Y is open, we will have MELT class (always). Tonight, we are focusing on the shoulders and low back (shoveling anyone?)
Thursday, start your year out right with MELT and commit to self-care for the whole year. 2020 is going to be amazing!
If shopping, wrapping gifts and baking have got you feeling worn out, join us this week for Restorative MELT classes. You will feel like you just had a great massage.
Still short on gifts? I just got an order with rollers, travel-sized rollers, balls, 1/2 rollers, DVDs and the newest MELT book. Call or text Heidi if you would like something before Christmas.
What a GREAT week to MELT. Right before the holidays with so many choices. If you have family visiting, bring them to class. No need to be a member of the Y to enjoy MELT. All are welcome.
We are 1/2 way through our 12 days of MELT. Have you given it a try yet? 6 amazing classes left at just $5 a class.
Plenty of room for you and your friends.
With cold weather, some of you may feel a bit more achy than usual. Come and MELT the cold and stress away.
There are still the 12 Days of MELT classes this week (please check the schedule).
We LOVE December! We are starting our 12 Days of MELT this Friday. Just $5 for every class on the schedule (see my event on this page)
PLUS, we are our FREE sample class on Wednesday. Just think how much MELT you could do and keep feeling great all month long.
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I shared a few of these tips last night in class. I know we may have snow on the ground Thanksgiving, but there are lots of ways to move before the eating begins (I'll be hitting Zumba in the morning at the Y).
Set yourself up for success to feel your best on Thanksgiving with MELT Creator, Sue Hitzmann's, favorite tips to feel great physically and mentally this Thursday.
1. MELT your feet. This is a two fold tip. One is that the treatment will help ground your energy so when you get stressed out because you are with family members who just seem to get a rise out of you, you’ve managed to keep your center so they don’t drive you so crazy. The second benefit of this is aiding in digestion.
2. Avoid eating too much by staying hydrated. Tomorrow morning, drink water – like a liter hours before you start eating.
3. Get up and go for a brisk walk or a run in the morning. Get up, get outside, take a nice 20 minute walk at a pace that’s a little faster than your normal walking pace.
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The MELT Method is not an exercise but a self-care technique that allows people to get themselves out of pain by tapping into the Connective Tissue & Nervous Systems. Symptoms that you may need MELT: Inflammation Sleep issues Digestive issues Weight gain Lack of energy Stress injuries Joint Pain Anxiety & Depression. MELT is a simple self-care technique you can use every day to make your body feel better and function more efficiently. Relieve aches & pains brought on by aging and active living. Reduce inflammation, ease chronic neck and low back strain, improve alignment and learn how to keep your whole body working better. My story: After MONTHS of chronic back pain and spending thousands of dollars on treatments, therapies, ointments & pills, I finally found something to not only eliminate my pain but also keep it from returning. I was so impressed with what MELT did for my quality of life, that I decided to become a certified instructor. I felt that EVERYONE needed to know that there were options and there was no one teaching anything like this around Aberdeen. Now I have witnessed many people eliminate pain in my workshops and I get emails and texts every week thanking me for changing their lives and that keeps me wanting to learn more and bring more MELT to our community. I have been using MELT as I teach Pilates to improve my attendee's performance and to ensure that they are getting the best possible workout. The results speak for themselves. MELT has been life-changing for me and for my family. I run most of my classes through our local YMCA but am also available for private consultations, group parties and group presentations.
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