The MELT® Method is a simple self-treatment method which combats chronic pain, improves performance, and decreases accumulated stresses caused by repetitive postures and movements caused by everyday living. MELT® was created by manual therapist Sue Hitzmann, based in New York City, and it’s now being delivered across the US by Hitzmann-trained instructors. Vera is the first Australian based practitioner of this specialised technique!


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MELT is easy to learn and offers immediate results that you will see and feel the first time you try it. Changes in alignment, energy, mood and performance occur with only a few sessions. Best of all, your body feels great long after you MELT.

Learn how to rehydrate connective tissue, rebalance the nervous system promote healing reduce inflammation, decompress the neck and low back, improve core stability, mobilize joints stimulate organ function, increase flexibility and much more.

“Movement will become effortless and you will feel more stable.”

The Benefits of MELT


In the current climate of a world pandemic, it’s crucial that we understand as individuals what we can do to optimise our health, whether we come into contact with COVID-19 or not. For the purposes of detoxification and optimal health, the fascia is to the lymphatics what the heart is to the vascular system! 

To understand the function of the lymphatics, we must first appreciate the complexity of our vascular system at a cellular level. Arteries terminate at the capillary bed where oxygen and nutrient rich blood leaks out of the smallest arteries (arterioles) and bathes our tissues in fluid. The smallest veins, or venules, collect most of this nutrient-depleted fluid, returning it to the heart to start the process over again. 10% of the fluid however, which contains large protein molecules, cannot pass through the small holes in the venules and must be removed from our tissues by our lymphatics.

This protein rich fluid contains dead cells, bacteria, toxins and inflammatory components. Once collected by the lymphatic vessels, the fluid, now called “lymph,” is transported back towards the heart through a series of one-way valves. The lymphatic fluid then flows through “lymph nodes” which contain immune system cells that kill off harmful micro-organisms like viruses and bacteria contained in the lymphatic fluid. The lymphatic system, in essence, “cleans” the space between the cells of potentially harmful molecules and fluids.

Helen Langevin, a professor at Harvard Medicine and University of Vermont, and author of multiple research papers investigating loose connective tissue in particular, considers that fascia really is the home of the immune system. The lymphatic channels run through fascia. When fascia is healthy – well hydrated and “slippery” – the lymph fluid moves through its surroundings easily. Per se, the immune cells within the lymph fluid are able to fight infections and subsequently, reduce inflammation which also plays out in our fascial tissues!

Happy fascia is well-hydrated and is moved often (including bouncing movements). So as well as implementing all the recommendation for protecting yourself against Corona Virus, give some consideration to your fascial tissue.

Source: Alison Slater, Australian Fascianista Collective


  1. Joint pain
  2. Muscle aches
  3. Anxiety & depression
  4. Mid-day fatigue
  5. Sleep issues
  6. Constipation
  7. Bloating
  8. Migraines/headaches
  9. Mood swings
  10. Weight gain

The MELT method can help remedy and address these issues caused by stuck stress.

MELT Classes

MELT classes, exclusive to Pilates Naturally studio, Oatley NSWMELT Hand and Foot Classes: Designed to rehydrate your connective tissue, rebalance your nervous system, and get your body’s natural healing mechanisms back on track. By stimulating the hands and feet with MELT Hand and Foot Treatment balls, these easy to learn treatments can help you alleviate common hand and foot problems, as well as neck and back tension. This is a unique treatment that will make your whole body feel better. MELT Hand and Foot Classes are lead by trained MELT Hand and Foot Instructors and MELT Instructors.

MELT Length Classes: Specially designed MELT Hand & Foot treatment balls and soft body roller are used to stimulate the results of hands-on manual therapy treatment. These techniques rehydrate connective tissue, rebalance the nervous system, promote healing, reduce inflammation, decompress the neck and low back, improve core stability, mobilize joints, stimulate organ function, increase flexibility and much more. MELT Length Classes are lead by trained MELT Instructors who are also trained in the MELT Hand and Foot Treatment.

MELTed Pilates Classes: MELT techniques are used to prepare the body to execute Pilates moves more accurately for greater benefit and to give the mat moves the same precision offered by apparatus work. MELTed Pilates Classes use a combination of self-care tools, including the MELT Half Roller and Soft Body Roller. MELTed Pilates Classes are lead by trained MELTed Pilates Instructors who are trained in MELT Length and the MELT Hand and Foot Treatment.

Private One-On-One Sessions are also available.

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