The MELT Method: How it changed my life, my pain and my approach to fitness.

By Shandra Milstein


Is exercise all I need to be pain free? Nutrition and water?  I thought so, I was getting discouraged until I found out about the MELT Method.

I love being active, and I do some form of exercise every day. It is easy to grasp why being active is better than being sedentary when it comes to maintaining a healthy life. However, what I have learned is that exercise and rehabilitation protocols don’t resolve all the pain and discomfort. As a fitness instructor, personal trainer, and very active individual, my body has had a few injuries along the way.  I know what it is like to be very diligent with my rehab exercises and not feel 100% better after; sometimes I would feel worse after a session. This is when I discovered the MELT method 6 years ago. It changed my life, my pain and my approach to fitness.

If you have joint pain it is not always due to muscle imbalance and weakness. The truth is, when you have pain, it’s not because your muscles are weak. In fact, many of your muscles have to work so hard to compensate for skeletal misalignment that they become overworked and fatigued whether you are moving or not. The connective tissue system, not the muscle system, is responsible for misalignment, imbalance, chronic pain and discomfort. When you MELT your body with the MELT soft foam roller and/or MELT hand and foot balls, you hydrate the connective tissue system and muscles are able to move and function without restriction.

My body felt amazing after just one session; I could honestly not believe it. MELT is a self-treatment technique that helps prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living. It is so easy to learn and do on your own and seriously takes about 10 minutes a day to do.

Come join me on Tuesdays from 1:30pm – 2:30 PM at Timberhill Athletic Club and starting March 16th on Thursdays 1:30pm – 2:30 PM as well.  Come in and try it, you will be amazed at how good your body feels!

To learn more about this technique check out You will get hooked.




Shandra Milstein is a Certified Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor at Timberhill Athletic Club.  

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