I’ve found an easy way to reverse some of the common symptoms of ageing, things like stiff joints, a sore hip, and dry skin – these and more gone like magic!. All in around 10 minutes a day of pain free moves.
I wasn’t looking to rejuvenate, this age reversal was the surprising, and of course very welcome, effect of investigating the fascia or connective tissue, in my body, and finding the MELT® Method.
Within days of starting the MELT® Hand and Foot moves a sciatic-type tingling down my leg disappeared, and my hip stopped waking me up at night giving me a full eight hours of sleep! All I was doing was pressing and gliding a soft ball gently on my hands and feet! This was enough to motivate me to keep going and explore more MELT® moves.
Further benefits emerged. I found myself spontaneously stretch each morning – and wondered when that habit disappeared. My fingers are stronger and straighter, and my finger nails grow more quickly and are in great condition. There’s a spring in my step rather than the ‘clump’ of the older person. The hard skin on my heels is largely gone, and my skin is not so dry. These effects gave me real hope that ageing is optional, I don’t need to follow the cultural ageing norm.
Most recently my shoulders have dropped by an inch or more. I only noticed this because I became aware that when walking my fingers were touching my thighs lower down than usual! Three months on and I’m fully committed to further reversing the effects of ageing!
A little about fascia
Don’t worry if you don’t know much about fascia, it used to be largely ignored in anatomy and physiology, and has only recently emerged as an important body system.
The fascia is the connective tissue beneath the skin. Rather like a onesy it envelopes the whole body. Then it extends deep to surround every organ and bone, and penetrate into the muscles. It’s one continuous system, so changes in one part affect the whole system.
When healthy the fascia is like a wet sponge – able to twist, with liquid properties that allow for rapid communication between body systems. When stressed it’s like a dry, brittle sponge, unable to move, so joints and muscles become tight, and eventually pain emerges.
MELT® moves rejuvenate the fascia by rehydrating it and restoring its stretchy properties.
Getting started with MELT®
If you’re still with me I guess I’ve whetted your appetite, so here’s the quick way I used to get started using the free online videos from Sue Hitzmann’s sessions on the Dr Oz Show.
A soft squash ball is a good substitute for the MELT ball, while a rolled up towel or yoga mat can substitute for the soft roller. However you can make good progress by focusing on the Hand and Foot moves with just the soft ball.
You may need to be patient if an ad shows up at the start :~)
Sue Hitzmann’s Plan To MELT Pain video (14 mins)
Part 1: Introduction to MELT (6 mins)
Part 2: Rebalance Sequence, Neck Release, Mini Hand Treatment (4 mins)
Part 3: Foods to MELT pain (4 mins)
pdf of instructions for hand, foot and rebalance (spine) sequences given in Dr Oz show
Pain Melting Workout video
Sue Hitzmann’s Pain Melting Workout (6 mins)
Takes 3 mins every morning:
- Mini Soft Ball Foot Treatment
- Hip /lower back release
- Mini Hand Treatment
- Neck Release
Enjoy MELTing, and please help inspire others by sharing the benefits you experience …