What is MELT?
If you are in pain, I SEE YOU!
I had chronic sciatica pain for 15 years. There wasn't a day that I didn't have that nerve pain throbbing down my leg into my big toe.
Chronic pain stole 15 years of my life but I was determined to get it back.
Now I want to help others get their life back using self care tools and techniques AT HOME.
Allow me to share more about how The MELT Method helped me . . .
Here's what happened . . .
In my early 30's I started experiencing back pain for the first time during my second pregnancy. I brought home my beautiful baby girl and went back to work but the pain didn't go away.
I had to stop working because of the pain and I had chronic sciatica for 15 years.
After many years of specialists and countless appointments it was determined that medically nothing could be done but give me pain medications.
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Redefining Pain Management
I started to realize if I ever wanted to get off these horrible meds and stop the cycle of endless doctor appointments I would have to take matters into my own hands. I would have to advocate for my own health and change the way I viewed pain management and my health.
Instead of masking my symptoms I had to make my health a priority and this started with self care. No one was going to care for my body better than me!
I searched for experts who were teaching holistic "whole body" techniques and dedicated time to learning and paying attention to what helped and what didn't.
How I found The MELT Method . . .
Melt was recommended by a friend, so I signed up for a class through the local Santa Clarita Parks and Recreation. I quickly realized this was something different.
Finally! Something I could do AT HOME to support my body's natural healing ability that did not cause more pain.
The MELT Therapy tools (soft foam roller and therapy balls) cost less than the massages I needed every month. My reliance on expensive self care treatments (massage, chiropractic, etc...) were greatly reduced and I didn't have to go as often. This self care technique was saving me time and money and I started to feel better.
It was empowering to be able to care of my body AT HOME. I also found that not many people knew about the MELT so I became a Certified MELT Instructor.
"Melt is Miraculous!! As a breast cancer survivor and a dental hygienist that lives in a low level of constant pain, melt is the best thing that has ever happened to me.It's easy, gentle and can be done in just 10 minutes a day." - Susan
What is the MELT Method ®
It is a science-backed self-care technique that anyone can use AT HOME to stay active, enhance performance, and get out (and stay out) of pain.
We use a special soft foam roller that allows our spine and joints to decompress. This is very different from traditional foam rolling where you roll into the pain . . . ouch!
Melt can be done in conjunction with your current treatments. You don't have to abandon what is already working for you. It is actually recommended you Melt before a treatment to enhance the benefits or physical activity for better overall performance.
"A little proactive self-care goes a long way to keep you pain-free and active for a lifetime." - Sue Hitzmann
Classes offered for all abilities!
These techniques can be easily modified and done seated in a chair, at a desk or even on the bed.
If you have pain you will get relief from the very first self treatment. Once you learn the techniques you only need to practice for 10 minutes - 3 times a week to continue feeling better and making changes in your body.
Learn simple self-treatments you can do at home to remain active, healthy, and pain-free for life.
Learn how the connective tissue in your hands and feet gets dehydrated, the common aches and pains it may cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in your body for vibrant health and pain-free movement.
➡️Register for a class today and start feeling better!
"I'm so grateful that I've discovered Melt through Terri's classes! It has helped me relieve pain in my legs, neck, shoulders and back. The relaxing treatments are easy to do and can be modified so anyone can do them. Terri's in person classes are always welcoming and fun, and her online videos make it easy to do the treatments at home." - Gina
What is connective tissue aka fascia?
Have you ever gotten up after sitting for a long period of time and felt so stiff and achy it was like you had just aged 20 years?
That's your fascia talking. It's a pre-pain signal, alerting you that your fascia needs some attention. Left unattended, this tissue in your connective tissue accumulates and can cause a host of unwanted symptoms linked to low-grade inflammation.
Fascia surrounds every organ, bone, joint, muscle and nerve fiber in our body. You can think of it like a fluid based spider web that is seamlessly connected head to toe and skin to bone.
From joint alignment to immune and neurological health, fascia plays a crucial role in your body's longevity, function and form and keeps you feeling youthful, vibrant and mobile.
Think of fascia like a sponge, When it's hydrated, it's pliable and absorbs fluids easily but when it's dry, it's stiff and inflexible. When fascia loses its supple qualities, "stuck stress" accumulates.
Daily living, both active and sedentary, repetitive movement and aging cause dehydration "stuck stress" in our connective tissue.
When stuck stress and inflammation accumulates, all other systems' efficiency is disrupted. MELT will help you break this cycle by actively restoring the supportive qualities of your fascia as you age, giving you more resilience and vitality.
What are the Benefits of MELT?
✨Relieve muscle and joint pain
✨Improve athletic performance
✨Improve balance & stability
✨Modifications for different abilities
"When my wife told me about the classes I was a little hesitant. I mean what can these little balls do to help with my pain? But I did it with her and don't regret it at all. My sciatica pain has gone away and the few times when it's irritated, I know exactly what to do because of Terri. Thank you so much for helping me with the Melt Method classes." - Jim
✨Hand & Foot Therapy Ball Kit includes 4 different balls (small, large, firm & soft) and a bunion band. The balls and band are latex-free.
✨MELT Soft Foam Roller is the only roller developed for the techniques of the MELT Method. The latex-free roller is 36" long and 5" across.
"What a wonderful class! I attended with the normal body pains of getting older; knee with a torn meniscus, neck crunching and feet pulsing. This combo of “acupressure” like exercises left me moderately more comfortable, more balanced and relaxed. A surprise that is worth repeating! Thank you!" - Kim
💙Hand & Foot Treatment
The overall goal of the Hand & Foot treatment is to improve grip strength, joint mobility and overall balance and stability, which is often diminished from aging and repetitive lifestyles.
For athletes, these treatments are great to improve agility, stability and control. For older adults or those who work in an office setting, these treatments will help alleviate hand, foot, neck and low back aches and pain caused by overuse, misuse and aging.
These techniques blend reflexology, positional release therapy, lymphatic drainage and basic compression. Treatments can be done anywhere, sitting on the floor, at a table, in an airport, at work, etc...
By stimulating the hands and feet with the specialized MELT therapy balls (Melt Hand & Foot Therapy Ball Kit), this easy-to-learn treatment can help reduce these common painful symptoms in just minutes a day.
- hand, foot, back, and neck pain
- plantar fasciitis, bunions, neuromas
- arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger
- headaches, gut issues, and insomnia!
💙Whole Body Restore
All Levels classes incorporate the hand and foot treatments with the therapy ball kit along with the whole body techniques using the soft foam roller.
MELT gently rehydrates connective tissue, rebalances the nervous system, promotes healing, reduces inflammation, decompresses the neck and low back, improves core stability, mobilizes joints, stimulates organ function, increases flexibility, and much more.
Learn self-treatments such as:
💙Anti-aging face treatment
💙Low back and hip release
💙Upper back release
💙Neck and shoulder release
💙Stress relief and relaxation
The basics are taught as well as progressions for experienced MELT'ers ready to expand their practice and continue learning new techniques.
💙MELT On Demand
Stream the entire MELT video library on your laptop, desktop, mobile devices, TV, and more through the MELT Method app. You’ll get instant access to more than 100 treatments, sequences, and classes focusing on pain, performance, and lifestyle. Plus you’ll get NEW videos every week including titles such as MELT for Hip Openers, Sleep, Knees, Sciatica, Running, Cycling, and more.
✨MELT on Demand is a subscription based online program and includes access to hundreds of class videos on demand.
"Terri is so knowledgeable and I also leave the class feeling healthier and happier!" - Karen