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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

The MELT Method Improves Chronic Pain and Tension

Mar 04, 2016 05:13PM

Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT, was healthy and at the height of her fitness career when she began experiencing chronic pain. Only in her twenties, she learned the hard way that exercise, muscular strength and diet are not the foundation of a pain-free body. Even the most prominent doctors and physical therapists could not find a solution to relieving her pain. With her career and quality of life in decline, Hitzmann was determined to find a solution so she could continue living an active, pain-free life.

  Through her personal exploration in her personal practice with fascia (connective tissue) and its ability to be adaptable and renewable, Hitzmann created and developed The MELT Method (MELT). It’s a simple self-treatment technique based on the principles that a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue work together to provide the body with architectural support and optimal mind-body communication.

As seen on The Dr. Oz ShowRachael Ray and Nightline, MELT is a simple self-treatment technique that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful and active. Using specialized techniques, a soft body roller and four different small balls, MELT rehydrates the connective tissue, rebalances the nervous system and restores space to compressed joints. Ten minutes of MELT is recommended three times a week to reduce the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. The method can help improve ailments such as chronic pain, joint compression, posture, digestion, sleep problems, stress and anxiety.

Hitzmann, author of the The MELT Method: A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day!, is a New York City-based educator, manual therapist, connective tissue specialist, exercise physiologist, and founding member of the Fascial Research Society.

For more information, visit Kristen Hallett Rzasa of InterPlay Health, LLC is a MELT facilitator in Fairfield County. Connect with her at or 203-554-5924.