If you haven’t yet heard of The MELT Method®, it’s simple self-treatment technique that reduces chronic pain and helps you live a healthier, more youthful, active life. Utilizing specialized techniques, along with a soft body roller and four different small balls, MELT rehydrates the connective tissue, rebalances the nervous system, and restores space to compressed joints.
“Connective tissue is like the scaffolding of a building”, says MELT Method instructor Janine Bigos. “If the scaffolding starts to break down, the building breaks down. It is the same for our bodies – when the connective tissue is dehydrated, it begins to break down, which begins by causing stiffness when you wake up that eventually leads to pain and if not treated, can become chronic.”
MELT Method instructor, Janine Bigos, teaches weekly classes at The Pilates Project.
Why did you start MELTing?
I was introduced to The MELT Method while in Massage Therapy school. My knee had been bothering me for quite a while from running, but had gotten progressively worse. One night in school, I came hobbling and limping up the steps. One of my fellow students asked me what happened and when I explained she asked if I had ever MELTed. I hadn’t and so she proceeded to take me through a sequence. When complete I wouldn’t say I felt like running 10 miles but I certainly saw a significant difference and I was not hobbling and limping the way I had when I came in. I began to take her classes and then eventually saw the value and thought I could help lots of people if I completed the MELT Method training course and so I did.
How did it help you?
In addition to seeing a difference in my knee, I also saw a difference in my posture and the way I stood. My legs no longer bowed back. My sleep and digestion improved. Additionally my workouts improved along with my recovery. I had then been diagnosed with Chronic Lyme and while many Lyme patients suffer from joint pain, it is one symptom I have never had. I am a true believer that its because of my MELT practice that I haven’t had that. It has helped me so much with my Lyme symptoms.
What are the most common benefits your clients have told you they experienced?
I have had so many clients have so many different things improve. Sleep is probably the most common change i have heard. I have had clients that haven’t been able to sleep through the night in years, they take a MELT class or MELT at home and they sleep through the night. Clients that have improved pain from plantar fasciitis, back, neck, knee, shin splints and shoulder pain. Posture improvements by some (with no intention of changing that), so much so that family members noticed and didn’t even know they had been taking classes. In addition to helping those that need to heal their bodies, I have worked with teams of athletes that have stayed injury free and improved their games.