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MELT Method technique helps to reduce pain

(March 27, 2015) Esthetician Christy Stone Trala will introduce an easy to learn self-treatment technique, the MELT Method, designed to reduce chronic pain and slow down the aging process at the Robin Walter Salon & Spa on Thursday, April 2 from 6-7 p.m.

As a MELT Method certified trainer, Trala is the only person in the Ocean City area who specializes in the technique, which helps to keep people healthy, youthful and active.

New research has uncovered that a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue reduce pain. Manual therapist and connective tissue specialist, Sue Hitzmann, developed a treatment to strengthen these areas by using specialized techniques, a soft body roller and three small balls.

Hitzmann trained Trala on how to use the MELT Method.

“It’s a special technique people can use to help themselves in a natural way,” Trala said. “Other techniques do not take care of the root problem, which is dehydrated connective tissue and pressure points. By triggering these points it helps to regulate the connective tissue.”

Stress gets stuck in the connective tissue, which surrounds every joint, muscle, nerve, bone and organ in the body.

This stress accumulates over time and causes dehydration in the connective tissue, which interferes with the nervous systems ability to regulate itself and slows down the body’s natural healing process.

Thus, a domino effect is created which starts with aches and stiffness. Eventually, there will be lower back pain, headaches, insomnia, digestive problems and injury. Finally, aging is accelerated and chronic health problems lead to medication, surgery and a sedentary lifestyle.

Ten minutes of MELT, three times a week slows down the aging process by rehydrating the connective tissue, rebalancing the nervous system and restoring space to compressed joints, which in turn reduces tension and stress on the body caused by daily life. Drinking a glass of water before and after the technique will help to achieve results. 

Results will be apparent after the first session and over time, the MELT Method heightens the body’s ability to repair itself naturally.

The MELT Method improves flexibility, posture, the results of exercise, joint mobility, sleep, digestion and overall well-being. Aches, pains, wrinkles, cellulite, tension, stress, headaches and the risk of injury are all reduced after performing the technique.

Anyone trying to slow down the aging process and live pain free are ideal candidates for the MELT Method, although others looking to maintain a healthy body will find the technique helpful as well. It’s a good start to an exercise program and anyone can participate from pregnant women to people who recently had a knee or hip replacement.

“The technique helps people concerned about aging or younger kids in sports can use the balls for more flexibility,” Trala said.

The Melt Method is being used by hundreds of practitioners in the fitness, sports, wellness, rehabilitation and hospital industries, in addition, to being featured on Dr. Oz.

In addition to learning the MELT Method, Trala’s class will include a 55-second face lift.

“It’s an amazing 55-second face lift on one side to increase collagen and elasticity that’s wrapped around pressure points, which will make you look and feel better,” Trala said. 

Trala’s MELT Method class takes place on Thursday, April 2 for $25 per person at the Robin Walter Salon & Spa and kits will be available for purchase. To RSVP for the class, call Trala at 410-251-6977.

For more information on the MELT Method, pick up a brochure from Powerhouse Gym in West Ocean City or at Robin Walter Salon & Spa in Ocean Pines. Those who are unable to make the class on Tuesday, private consultations are available.

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