I spent three days in New York last week. The occasion was an opportunity to take a refresher course with Sue Hitzmann on the MELT Length and Strength techniques.
I have been a MELT instructor for four years and have seen how this method can transform people’s wellbeing. I have also made every effort to educate myself on the underlying science of MELT. MELT is a funny kind of technique. It’s really simple in appearance but the reasoning beneath the simple veneer is profound. Even though I took every course Sue offered and also did not miss any opportunity of catching her at the conferences, I often lamented the fact that I never had a chance to take her classes and see her in action. Her refresh course in New York offered a marvelous opportunity.
MELT is still an evolving technique even as the foundation remained the same. Spending three days to review and re-learn enabled me to catch up on latest methods of teaching, deepen my understanding of some techniques, and even revise some errors in comprehension that I recognized. I came away feeling very well-grounded in the theory and practice of MELT and eager to apply what I have learned so that my clients and students can benefit.
I also walked away with an even greater appreciation of the depth of knowledge that Sue Hitzmann, the creator of MELT, has of the human body and its functioning. Her ability to translate her understanding of the body and the techniques she uses as a neuromuscular therapist into a comprehensive method which can even be taught in a class setting is nothing short of astounding. She is one of the smartest people I have ever known and I feel truly privileged to be one of her instructors. By creating MELT and teaching others to use it, she has touched already thousands of people and has made their lives better. What an accomplishment!