“A seamless, weblike matrix” P.23 “Spongelike, flexible, adaptable” P.26The gist of the book After years of being a manual therapist Sue developed a ‘hands-off’ technique her clients could do in her absence: The Melt Method. The book outlines the decades long formative process that resulted in Melt Method. We learn it’s extensive roots in physiology, fitness, therapy, research and Sue’s very unique ‘energy’ gift. The book presents very new (and fascinating) discoveries about connective tissue, its role and extreme importance to our health. The idea is that connective tissue dehydration is the underlying cause of the daily aches, stiffness and strain that lead to pain.The book presents the full background, philosophy and strategies to achieve healing from pain using her ‘hands-off’ bodywork technique to rehydrate connection tissue. The book fully details the MELT METHOD including strategies, technique, assessments, ‘maps’ (or schedules) including full images of each light touch, self-care technique using Melt tools: a special Melt Foam roller and set of Melt Method small balls. Cool stuff I learned
- An entirely new way to look at connective tissue (CT), it's not just a ‘covering’ but a fluid based system and “ultra sophisticated chemical, mechanical, electrical and energetic communication system”
- To respect the body’s stiffness, tightness, cramping and aching as ‘pre-pain’ signals. The body is trying to tell you something.
- To pay attention to pain that ‘lurks’ and is not related to activity
- Cellulite is a connection tissue dehydration issue.
- Made me rethink posture alignment and posture correction strategies
“muscle imbalance is a symptom of postural misalignment, not the cause”You must study & practice There is a lot of new science to fully understand what the heck you are doing rolling around on the floor. Beginner or advanced, to fully understand you will have to learn whole new set of terms and concepts and techniques: Autopilot, neurocore, stuck stress, shearing, gliding, rinsing, masses and spaces, domes and arches... You can skip the science and go right to the technique but the foundational knowledge will enhance your experience. Who should read it
- The genuine health seeker (in pain or not) will find the new science of connective tissue fascinating. You won't be overwhelmed by physiology or Latin or medical terms. It’s easy to read and follow with large clear images and simple layout.
- Personal trainers and body workers really should read The Melt Method book to understand the new science of connective tissue and to open your eyes to a completely different approach to pain management, stuck stress and posture alignment. It’s quite different from the ‘fitness world’ has been teaching.
- Cure–in-a-pill types, you will not get past the first chapter.