MELT stands for "Myofascial Energetic Length Technique", and was developed by manual therapist and exercise physiologist Sue Hitzman.

applying a foam roller to the neck

The MELT process uses specially designed hand and foot treatment balls, and custom-made soft rollers (along with your own body and breath) to tap into the autonomic regulators of the nervous system. The goal is to boost control, and restore the supportive qualities of the connective tissue system to bring stability and balance back to the body.

The MELT method works on Fascia, the supportive connective tissue that surrounds every muscle, organ, bone, blood vessel, and nerve fiber in your body. Everyday repetitive movement causes a “dehydration” of the Fascia which can lead to back pain, joint pain, tension, and headaches.

When you use MELT’s specific techniques, you help undo this dehydration by bringing a flush of fresh fluid through the system to restore your fascia’s supportive, supple nature. It will also release compression and tension that brings imbalance and misalignment.

Typical MELT treatments are brief. A 5-10 minute processes can yield relief from neck pain as well as give you more range and motion.

Don't be shy about telling us if you have neck pain when you come in for your regular pilates workout. We're happy to MELT away that soreness.