MELT is a simple, no pain solution that uses just a soft body roller and balls to relieve joint compression and stiffness, improve athletic performance as well as pain symptoms, and restore the body’s balance. It addresses the body’s connective tissue system – the system under your skin that supports, protects, and stabilizes everything – from skin, bones, nerves, to blood vessels. Every cell in your body relies upon this flexible supporting system to remain stable.
Recent science recognizes that repetitive movements (like sitting in a chair for hours each day), injuries, trauma, and illnesses, all play a part in connective tissue becoming dehydrated. We refer to this as “stuck stress”. That is, daily compression on these tissues causes the blood flow to become restricted. Just like sediment that accumulates in a river, restrictions tend to accumulate in the joints, and this causes pain.
Connective tissue dehydration is a natural cellular process that happens every single day to all of us regardless of age, activity level, or diet. So, even if you eat right and work out every day, you can still have pain (even athletes experience pain, some on a daily basis). But even if you don’t have pain, you have experienced stuck stress. Do you feel stiff when you first get out of bed or when you get up after sitting for long periods? This is a pre-pain signal. Since it tends to go away after we start moving, we ignore it but, over time, it can cause more noticeable, bigger issues in the body like stiff joints, poor posture, strained muscles, mid-day fatigue, and you start feeling exhausted.
Unaddressed stuck stress can alter our own nervous system’s efficiency too. Do you have trouble falling asleep, even though you are tired? Or do you get up to go to the bathroom during the night? These are signs of a neurological inefficiency. When stuck stress accumulates, the nervous system has to work harder and harder just to maintain balance and it stays in an exhausted state. It can cause more symptoms that may seem completely unrelated to connective tissue dehydration, such as:
Fatigue, low metabolism, food intolerance, weight gain, poor digestion, bloating, feeling sluggish
All of this accelerates the aging process and increases your risk of injury and chronic pain. So, is there a solution that can restore quality to our connective tissue system and help us regain neurological efficiency?
The great news is YES! The MELT method can help you find stuck stress in the body so you can address your pain symptoms. It can restore neurological imbalances and help your autopilot reacquire its connection to our center of gravity. Lastly, it restores hydration and improves the integrity of the entire connective tissue system.
When these techniques are applied, they use soft compression and body movement. We should not use heavy compression like that of foam rollers to alleviate aches and pains because it tends to go too deep too fast. Why would you cause pain to get out of pain? With this method, we are trying not to cause pain. As a matter of fact, that would be your cue that you are using too much pressure and you should back off it during that movement.
Total You Health now offers MELT classes in a private one-on-one or in a group setting (spaces are limited). Please refer to our events here on our website or go to our Total You Health Facebook page under Events. All that is required for a class is to schedule and pay for it ahead of time and bring a yoga mat. All other equipment is provided (but is available for purchase). MELT is for anyone, of any activity level, and any condition. It is more fun to move when your body feels good, has more energy, and is free of pain. What do you have to lose? Sign up for a class today and start feeling better!