The M.E.L.T. Method® (MELT®) is a self-treatment technique that helps prevent pain,
heal injury, and erase the negative affects of aging and active living. MELT simulates
the hand-on techniques that manual therapist sue Hitzman uses to eliminate stress,
pain, and dysfunction in her private clients. This unique Hands-off Bodywork approach
is the first treatment that simulates the techniques - and the results - of manual
therapy. Since 2004 MELT has been a group exercise class designed to enhance the
benefits and results of exercise and active living.
MELT offers the opportunity for anyone, regardless of age or fitness level, to improve
their longevity through self-treatment. The consistent results MELT yields are remarkable
and undeniable. Previously such results were available only through ongoing, costly
bodywork from multiple practitioners.
I have been a personal fitness trainer since 1995 and own my own personal training
businessFitness Personified Ltd. together with my husband Rufus Singleton.
When I discovered the MELT method in August of 2009, I knew immediately that I had
found the missing link of fitness and well-being. I have watched people in pain despite
their efforts of improving their bodies through exercise. Something was missing,
and it was the regard for the needs of the connective tissue.
What I like best about the MELT Method is that it empowers people to take care of
their own bodies using ‘Hands-off Bodywork’. The tools are little balls and foam
rollers, and most techniques are very easy to learn. A client can very quickly begin
to use the techniques on his or her own.
In December of 2009, I became the first person in North Carolina to be fully certified
in the MELT method.
You can MELT with me at my studio in many different ways; one-one-one, in my Sunday
MELT at 2 PM, or you can schedule a MELT-on-Demand class if you and your friends
prefer a different time.
I have packaged MELT programs in a variety of options depending on individual needs.
Since MELT is a self-treatment technique it is my goal to teach all you need to become
a successful and independent MELTer.
At Rex in Raleigh: Mondays at 4:30 PM, Fridays at 11:30 AM and every other Sunday
at 4:05 PM.
At Rex in Knightdale: Saturdays at 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM. The last 10:30 AM class
of every month is the MELT Hand and Foot Treatment.
These classes are free for Rex Wellness Center members. For non-members, there is
a $10 charge.
Who created MELT?
MELT was created by Sue Hitzmann, MS, CST, NMT, a nationally recognized somatic-movement
educator and manual therapist. Her decades of practice, research, and study of anatomical
science and alternative therapies have culminated in the creation of the very first
self-administered neurofascial treatment technique - a revolutionary approach to
pain-free fitness and longevity. To find out more about Sue and the science behind
MELT, please visit her web site www.meltmethod.com.