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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! Hardcover – January 22, 2013
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Over a decade ago, Sue Hitzmann was at the height of her career as an international fitness presenter and instructor. She appeared to be in perfect health, yet she was experiencing debilitating pain in her foot. With a master's degree in exercise science and advanced training in neuromuscular therapy, she thought it would be easy to find out what was going on in her body, but even the most prominent doctors and physical therapists couldn't explain what was wrong. Although she was only in her twenties, Hitzmann's career was threatened and her quality of life was in decline.
Hitzmann learned the hard way that diet, exercise, and muscular strength are not the foundation of a healthy, pain-free body. As she sought the true source of her pain, she radically changed her focus from fitness to hands-on bodywork.
In her quest to live an active, pain-free life, she became fascinated by the emerging science of connective tissue, or fascia, which surrounds all aspects of your body, including your muscles, bones, nerves, and organs. The researchers she met were discovering that connective tissue—the system of the body that supports, protects, and stabilizes—was responsive, adaptable, and renewable. What Hitzmann came to realize is that connective tissue dehydration is the underlying cause of the daily aches, stiffness, and strain that leads to pain, as well as weight gain, sleep problems, and many other seemingly unrelated issues. Through her personal exploration and private practice, she developed the MELT Method, and has since trained thousands of instructors in the science and application of Hands-Off Bodywork. MELT can help you fall asleep more easily and sleep more soundly, have more energy during the day, improve your posture, reduce stress and tension, shed excess body fat, and reduce cellulite.
While it may seem too good to be true, it's worked for more than 200,000 people so far. Translated into eight languages, The MELT Method is now helping people around the world. Live your best, most youthful and vibrant life possible. Free yourself of chronic pain and be healthy and active with MELT!
About the Author
Sue Hitzmann, M.S., C.S.T., N.M.T., is the creator of the MELT Method, a revolutionary self-treatment that helps people get out and stay out of chronic pain. A nationally recognized educator, manual therapist, exercise physiologist, and founding member of the Fascial Research Society, Sue has appeared on The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, and Live! with Regis and Kelly. She lives in New York City.
Top Customer Reviews
I just happened to be watching Dr. Oz and he had Sue Hitzmann on his show talking about and demonstrating her new "MELT" Method. MELT stands for Myofascial Energetic Length Technique and focuses on hydrating your connective tissue and easing pain. Connective tissue is just below the surface of the skin and is a component of the whole body that is typically overlooked. This book will definitely help you understand and work with your connective tissue to improve health and well being.
Since I have my own home yoga, fitness, and meditation practice I was intrigued by Sue's theories and purchased the Kindle version of the book right away. I also got on her web site meltmethod dot com to find out more and was pleasantly surprised that she was having a workshop/class right here in Portland Oregon the same weekend! I signed up for the Sunday noon, 1.5 hour class with book signing afterwards.
Workshop: I attended Sue's workshop which was well attended by many people in my same age group 40-65, both males and females. Sue came in and with her high-energy she explained in very simple terms the theories behind her MELT method. She is a very captivating speaker!Read more ›
I put "exercises" in quotes because the MELT method isn't about exercises in the aerobic classes or Pilates sense, but think more along the lines of relaxation and self-massage techniques. Sue Hitzman's goal was to create a self-help method which had similar results to her hands-on sessions. You should also know it does require a relatively small investment in equipment to get started; namely you'll need a soft foam roller and a small ball.
Sue Hitzman to re-create the effectiveness of her hands-on work in a self-help format. MELT restores the supportiveness of the body's connective tissue to combat chronic pain, improve performance, and decrease the accumulation of stress caused by repetitive postures and movements of everyday living.
My physical therapist introduced me to the Melt method several months ago. I had suffered from severe anxiety and insomnia and it was beginning to morph into chronic muscle tension that was, at the very least, debilitating. At one point I was told by a practitioner that this could possibly be a precursor to Fibromyalgia. That's when I got really worried and took up the physical therapist suggestion to try the Melt method.
Almost immediately my insomnia began to improve and my muscle tension began to ease up.Read more ›
People are complaining that it seems too hard to get to the meat of things in the book. (There really isn't a quick-start section in the book, though she does walk you through a few things early on, those exercises aren't the main lessons, and they're just an introduction.) In some ways I agree that this not quite ideal, but then again she's crammed a memoir, textbook, and workbook all in one volume, and intersperses bits of each as you go along. Towards the end, there are more specific sections saying, essentially, 'if you want to treat this specific issue, do this, then this ...', and there's a lot to absorb before you get there. Working gently, with focus and attention is pretty much essential. Without learning what you're doing, why and how, I think it would be awfully easy to work sloppily and inattentively, which would probably decrease the effectiveness of the work. (That's my experience, at least. I have to be focused on what I'm doing, and paying attention.)
Me? I'm just glad the book EXISTS, whatever quirks of presentation it might have. I don't live in a part of the world where Sue might visit for workshops or anything else, and I don't have the freedom to travel, so this do-it-yourself technique is pretty much my only option. Better to flip through some pages, than do without.
Unlike some reviewers, I was not much annoyed by her writing style.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have been doing Melt for 4 months and can't skip a night, it feels that good. I'm a health professional who is sometimes leary of claims but every one should be doing this. Read morePublished 1 day ago by E. Sanchez
I loved rolfing and am excited to try a similar Technique on my own.There are suggested routines called maps that you can follow to get started.Published 5 days ago by crazywoman
The best technique for self care in pain relief. Great job Sue I love itPublished 10 days ago by Teresa Van Wagoner
Love it. As a yoga instructor, I immediately saw the potential for for incorporating into my therapy practice.Published 1 month ago by Linda S.
i was skeptical of this but my mom kept pushing it. i had sciatic, bad back, stiff neck all the time and now i rarely have those issues as long as i use this every couple days. Read morePublished 1 month ago by C. Avitable
My acupuncture Dr told me about this book and it is amazing the thecnics really work ! Thank you Sue Hitzmann you are a life saver .I am free of painPublished 1 month ago by Diane Baillargeon