A non-medical therapeutic process which involves a series of gentle functionally based exercises and stretches. This comprehensive program is designed to work with the deeper causes of musculoskeletal pain and offer ways to help resolve your compensation patterns by bringing the body back into balance and out of pain.
Your feet are your foundation that plays a critical role in the way your body stabilizes during dynamic movement. This method will prep the body for efficient movement strategies by tapping into the nervous system with barefoot science connecting foot to core sequencing.
Based on current research of our industry's back experts, this targeted core strengthening protocol will focus on stability, mobility and movement quality designed to address your back discomfort with a safe, personal approach.
A type of massage therapy focused on treating pain or discomfort that affects the soft tissues of the body. Fully clothed, this gentle, hands-on manipulation will help relieve your pain and leave your joints more mobile.
An assisted, integrated flexibility program that incorporates PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation) stretches, myofascial release with gentle trigger point and appropriate stretches in combination with alignment and corrective exercise techniques.
Erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck, and lower back, brought on by everyday stress, overuse, and age. This simple selftreatment can make your whole body feel better and provide relief from neck and lower back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Discover how the connective tissue in your body gets dehydrated, the common aches and pains it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in our bodies for vibrant health and pain-free movement.
"I was injured in an auto accident in 2015 and have been suffering with issues related to my lower back and SI joint ever since. Walking was usually uncomfortable so I avoided walking as much as possible. Sleep was frequently interrupted. (I do not believe in painkillers other than ibuprofen). I had tried physical therapy, chiropractic, trigger point therapy, acupuncture and massage therapy. Everything worked, for a day or two, but then my condition came roaring back.
"I had never heard of MELT until the JCC began the program. I decided to add this to my regimen of weekly chiropractic and massage and started taking MELT sessions with Betsy Osterholm.The thing I liked best was that we were taught how to do many of the movements at home - this meant that when my symptoms began to return, I could alleviate the pain immediately.
"Since practicing MELT I have improved enough so that I can walk , stand without pain and I even accepted a part time position training dogs. I could not have even considered this position without MELT. I now have the ability to get my back out of spasm and keep the discomfort to a manageable level. I am hoping that with further practice my overall condition will improve - MELT is the first technique that has given me the ability to help myself and to actually see and feel improvement in my condition."
- Kathy Stevens, JCC Member and MELT Practicioner