Last fall I discovered The MELT Method. It’s a simple self-treatment that empowered me to relieve my chronic pain and aided in my recovery from several painful surgeries. I was so excited by what I experienced that I immediately wanted to learn more and to be able to teach it to others. I attended the initial two day training and it opened an entirely new world for me.
It also took me WAY out of my comfort zone.
Though I’ve worked in fitness for decades my knowledge stems from my dance background. Early in my career I quickly gained knowledge of the necessary basics: biceps, triceps, obliques, extension, flexion. I was barely scratching the surface, but had the tools to give a solid workout.
When friends or family asked me about MELT, I replied that I I loved MELT and while it was easy to do, there was a lot of science behind it which was necessary to learn in order to teach it. I followed that by declaring that I’m not good at science, science was my worst subject in school, and science is just not my thing.
I continued my mantra of “I’m not a science gal” as I entered the next level of instructor training last week in NYC with MELT creator and queen of fascia, Sue Hitzman. I’m a glutton for punishment that way.
When I arrived on the first day I was surrounded by forty other eager and intelligent folks who were as excited as I was. There were massage therapists, craniosacral therapists, a nurse, an acupuncturist, among others, and almost all of them had extensive anatomy knowledge. I felt completely out of my element, not to mention intimidated. but jumped right and did my best to hold my own.
It turns out I LIKE science AND I’m kinda getting good at it. Well, at least I can chat with you about your proprioceptors and neurocore, and I can even spell glenohumeral joint. (Can’t wait to work that one in at the next cocktail party).
Our words are powerful. So powerful, in fact, that we can convince ourselves that something’s true even if it’s not.
Change your words and you will change your possibilities!
Guess my new mantra will be “I AM a science chick!
MELT on, friends!