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DISCLAIMER: Not all techniques are suitable for everyone. Participation in any treatment/exercise program may result in injury. By doing the MELT Method® exercises, you assume the risk of injury from performing the movements and techniques shown.

LISTEN TO YOUR BODY AND USE GENTLE PRESSURE . . . PAIN IS A SIGNAL TO EASE UP

If you do these treatments while seated in class, continue to do them seated at a desk or table.

Fall 2024 Session

11-Week Session begins September 10, 2024. Registration opens August 20, 2024 at santaclarita.gov/Seasons

  • Sept 10 - Nov 12, 2024
  • Tuesdays 8:30-9:30am | 5:30-6:30pm
  • The Centre, 20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita

The Videos

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WHAT IS MELT?

TIPS

  • No part of Melt should hurt, If you feel pain ease back on the pressure.
  • Indirect before direct treatment. If you are injured or feel discomfort treat an area opposite the injured area.
  • Drink water! It's important to drink 8 ounces of water before and after you MELT.
  • If you have chronic pain, it's best to Melt an hour before bedtime to support your body's natural healing mechanisms.
  • While Melting If you find an area of discomfort, that's your cue to ease back on your pressure and take a focused breath.
  • Pain is a sign you have gone too deep too fast, which decreases the desired effect.
  • The ideal pressure will most likely be lighter than you think it should be!

SUGGESTED PRACTICE SCHEDULE

This is a sample practice schedule using the MELT therapy balls. Listen to your body, be patient and consistent and you will begin to experience positive results.

For bunions, plantar fasciitis or foot issues add the bunion band to the foot treatments.

This is a sample practice schedule. Listen to your body, be patient and consistent and you will begin to experience positive results. If you don’t have a roller at home use a rolled up yoga mat or thick rolled up bath towel to practice the rebalance sequence.

Practice 2-3 times per week in addition to a weekly class:

  • Mini Hand & Foot Treatments
  • Rebalance Sequence

Tip: If you have a specific issue above the waist, focus on the hand treatment and upper body. If your issue is below the waist, focus on the lower body and foot treatment.

Indirect before Direct approach: Treat an area opposite where you have the pain or injury to promote healing and reduce inflammation in the body.

MELT TERMS

MELT is based on neuroscience and fascial research.  We use MELT terms in class to help simplify the science the techniques are based on.

TECHNIQUES

Assess: Begin and end every treatment with an assessment

Glide: Two directional movement using tolerable pressure

Shear: Ball or roller stays in place and the tissue is moved against the ball or roller. Always pause and take a breath.

Rinse: Moving the fluid in one direction

Friction: Light quick motion stimulates lymphatic system

4 R’S of MELT

Reconnect is taking a moment to assess your imbalances before you MELT. This allows you to identify which areas need your attention and to sense improvements and whole-body changes when you reassess.

Rebalance moves address the mechanisms that provide whole-body balance, gut support and spinal stability.

Rehydrate restores the mobility and stability of your joints and muscles and includes gliding, shearing and rinsing techniques.

Release the joint compression that contributes to chronic pain, inflammation and discomfort with these moves.

Autopilot: The systems in our body (autonomic nervous system + fascial system) that support, protect and stabilize us without our conscious control.

Barrier: Tender area on the body where you have stuck stress.

Body Sense: Sensing how you are feeling in your body without using your common senses (sight, touch, etc…)

Differentiation: Focus on what’s staying stable as you move an area in isolation.

Finding your core: Using your breath and sound to engage your core (ssss, shhh, haaa).

Focused Breath: Focus your attention on the body part you are compressing.

Masses & Spaces: Bones are masses and joints are spaces. We MELT on the masses to decompress the spaces and relieve joint pain and tension.

Tensional Energy: Fascia uses tension to stabilize us and keep your joints in alignment.

NeuroCore: Mechanisms that maintain our functional control and upright mobility.

Pelvic Tuck/Tilt: Differentiating the movement of the pelvis in isolation.

Stuck Stress: Areas of accumulated dehydrated connective tissue (fascia).

Tolerable pressure: Pain is your signal to ease up on your pressure. MELT shouldn’t hurt.

10-MINUTE TREATMENTS

ZOOM RECORDINGS

INTRO TO MELT VIDEO

SUMMER 3-WEEK SERIES VIDEOS

MODIFICATION VIDEOS