In October I attended a Melt Hand and Foot Instructor certification course in Portland. I was looking for another piece of body care that would help to relieve pain, increase healing and compliment both Pilates and the Yamuna Foot Fitness and Aston training that I have. This definitely is an way to enhance body care.
The MELT hand and foot method takes only a few minutes to do but improves the body’s sense in space. It frees up movement the body’s connective tissue (that layer just under the skin full of blood vessels and nerves) which interestingly enough helps ease joint movement and makes movement easier and exercise work a little deeper.
To quote from Sue Hitzmann and the MELT website:
“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.”
Connective tissue research is one of the new exciting areas of scientific research that focuses on pain management, injury recovery and general health. I think understanding connective tissue, or fascia as it is often called, is the next step in body care and physical medicine.
After doing the foot and hand routines, my clients and I both have experienced a greater ease of movement, not only in feet or hands but moving inward towards the body’s core.
Currently I have added the MELT foot technique to my Thursday morning class Arcs, Balls and Bands (ABBs)
and my foot fitness workshops. Come give it a try.