The Myth of Working on the Pain

Melt Method utilizes principles that are not always relatable, for now anyway. Mainstream fitness and therapeutic techniques teach us that we must go to directly to the area that is causing us weakness or a problem. If you want to strengthen your low back then go directly to that low back by leaning over a bench and lift your torso until those muscles are exhausted. If your neck hurts then go directly to the neck and dig into the muscles. 

Here is one of the principles of Melt Method: 

The Melt Method focuses on the principle that pain or discomfort in the low back or in the shoulder girdle is caused by the connective tissues of the torso body mass (not the organs in the torso) being dehydrated. This means the spinal joints can not ideally align and the shoulder girdle can not align over the pelvic girdle.

Hydrating connective tissues lets the joints align in the torso mass, it relieves the compression in low back and neck. Now low back pain or shoulder pain can go away. Do you see the difference?

Here is another way of describing it. If your neck has compression in the joints it will cause pain. Melt Method perspective is that there is dehydration and misalignment in tissues of torso mass or head/skull mass and causes the compression. Melt Method techniques of hydrating the masses of the head/skull and torso will let joints align which reduces compression in the neck. 

If you’ve had regular bodywork by a chiropractor or massage therapist for example, then this concept won’t be completely foreign to you. You have probably noticed that a practitioner can find a really tight and tender area and work on it in the upper back and then your neck feels better. Occasionally working on the feet and ankles can reduce pain in the neck as well for another example. The area that hurts or is weak isn’t always the area that is causing the problem.

Like exercise and therapeutic modalities one treatment isn’t enough. Our bodies are continually under stress, all kinds of stress. 

Sitting at your desk all day = stress

Bodyweight exercise for and hour = stress

These daily stresses dehydrate the body’s tissues. The heavy masses of the body must be regularly hydrated and aligned to consistently reduce and eventually eliminate pain and discomfort for the long term.

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