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Melt Method San Diego aims to restore bodies to balance with a soothing regimen of self-massage and stretching techniques. Unlike other styles of exercise that use bulky machines, Melt enlists foam rollers and small balls to manipulate connective tissue in pursuit of the four Rs: reconnect, rebalance, rehydrate, and release. Together, the quartet moves clients through self-assessment, encouraging body-awareness, paired with movements aimed at ameliorating pain, reducing pressure on the autonomic nervous system, and rehydrating muscle tissue to keep joints moving smoothly. The final step, release, teaches practitioners how to ease tension from the neck and lower back.
When practiced in a group or private class, the self-treatment can boost flexibility and mobility, increase strength, and improve posture. It can even help improve the results of traditional workouts, such as running or baking a pie while hanging upside down and make for better sleep and digestion.