Research shows that the MELT Method Benefits Low Back Pain

At Anderson Sport and Wellness our goal is to help you back to the life you love to live.  Did you know that the MELT Method has been shown in research to ease low back pain?  Developed by Sue Hitzmann, the MELT Method is a simple self-treatment technique to help you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime.

About the Study:

Researchers at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) conducted a study to explore the effect of MELT on people with chronic low back pain.  The objective was to determine whether the thickness and stiffness of connective tissue changed in subjects with chronic low back pain as a result of having practiced the MELT Method. Researchers also wanted to find out if MELT improved flexibility and decreased pain.  Thousands of people already practicing MELT had experienced reduced low back pain, increased flexibility and decreased muscle stiffness but could their testimonies be backed up by science?

The findings were that practicing the MELT Method not only reduced pain significantly, but it also increased flexibility, decreased stiffness of muscle tissue of the spine, and decreased thickness of the fascial layers (meaning that the layers were no longer “stuck together” limiting normal mobility).

What is MELT?

The MELT Method is a simple self-treatment technique which uses a soft roller and soft rubber balls to restore health and balance in the myofascial (myo = muscle, fascia = connective tissue), nervous, and lymphatic systems of the body. You can feel better with participating just minutes a day.

Is MELT like yoga, Feldenkrais®, Pilates®, or foam rolling?

No. MELT is a unique approach to making changes in your neurofascial system (nervous and connective tissue system), in a way that improves muscle and joint mobility, and helps shift the nervous system toward the parasympathetic aspects which promote “rest, heal, and digest.”

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Works Cited:

Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies “Effect of the MELT Method on the Thoracolumbar Connective Tissue” 2015 Faria Sanjana, MS, Tom Findley, MD, Ph.D. (founder of the Fascia Research Society), and Hans Chaudhry, Ph.D.


Dr. Nicole Anderson

Anderson Sport And Wellness

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