The MELT Method To Naturally End Your Pain

By Sue Hitzmann Author of The Melt Method, A Breakthrough Self-Treatment System to Eliminate Chronic Pain, Erase the Signs of Aging, and Feel Fantastic in Just 10 Minutes a Day

Can you really get out of chronic pain without medication or surgery? For the 100 million people who live with pain, I have good news. There’s a simple solution that you can do on your own, at home, to get out and stay out of pain.

Regardless of what initially seemed to cause your pain – illness, disease, surgery, pregnancy, injury, or perhaps you are just assuming your pain is caused by aging – I believe the reason your pain became chronic is the same for everyone.

I’ve spent more than a decade helping people get out and stay out of chronic pain by addressing the source of the problem. I believe chronic pain is caused by dehydration of your connective tissue system. The problem is, most people don’t know what this is, so they don’t know how to resolve this common issue.

What’s important to understand is connective tissue dehydration happens to everyone, regardless of age or activity level – every day. Even if you don’t have chronic pain, you’ve likely experienced what I call a “pre-pain signal.” Have you ever felt a little stiff or achy when you get up in the morning, but once you start moving around the stiffness subsides? That’s what I have concluded to be connective tissue dehydration.

Daily repetitive movements and postures cause connective tissue dehydration, and over time, “stuck stress” and inflammation. What starts out as a small ache can escalate into sleeplessness, digestive issues, anxiety or depression, and ultimately a chronic state of disarray. It’s a complex molecular and cellular issue that diet and exercise don’t address and medication can actually make worse. I believe that when you address the dehydration, your body stops sending cries for help to your brain in the form of pain.

MELT directly addresses stuck stress in your body. It’s a simple self-treatment anyone can do at any age!

The best way to treat your pain and bring hydration back to your connective tissue is by applying very gentle pressure to the areas of concern. Try using a soft roller, especially for your back, or soft squishy balls for pain in your hands and feet. If you do not have a soft roller, you can use a rolled up beach towel or yoga mat to do these exercises. While many of us want to push firmly and apply deep pressure to get rid of our pain, this is not the best way to ease your pain. The key is to apply gentle pressure without any additional pain to the various areas of your body. A soft roller is great for treating your pain while bringing moisture back to the connective tissue in your back and neck.

The above information was excerpted from a recent article by Sue Hitzmann and can be read it in’s entirety at

If you live in or near Charlottesville, Virginia and are interested in learning more about MELT or to experience the MELT method first hand, contact Dr. Alisa Gates, DC.  Dr. Gates received her training in MELT from Sue Hitzmann and is now offering MELT instruction at Body Equilibrium.


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