We always encourage and stress the importance of using MELT tools to perform our techniques.
Sue Hitzmann wrote a great blog on the topic that directly articulates this in her own words,
What is markedly different about MELT are not only the techniques and products themselves, but perhaps even more importantly the anatomical science that stands behind the practice. Sue Hitzmann is a manual therapist with an extensive background in this area who developed each MELT product and technique over the last decade based on her increasing knowledge of the connective tissue system. She has successfully treated thousands of clients using the MELT Methods outlined in the book, The MELT Method. Sue incorporates a variety of direct and indirect patent-pending techniques for pain relief that each fall under one of the 4 R’s of MELT: Reconnect, Rebalance, Rehydrate, and Release.
Our MELT Soft Body Roller is a pliable, soft-style roller designed by Sue that is much more effective for performing techniques that require the roller to be under the pelvis and skull. She also thought it was best to have a 5-inch roller for the skull techniques so that people with neck issues would have an easier time getting their heads to rest comfortably on the roller. Significantly softer than traditional rollers, MELT rollers create a compression that is ideal for rehydrating connective tissue, the flexible support structure of your body, so you can make significant immediate changes and create remarkable lasting results.
The MELT Hand and Foot Kit offers you four unique ball styles, each designed to rehydrate your connective tissue through techniques like Position-Point Pressing, Gliding, Shearing, Rinsing, and Friction. It also includes an informative instructional booklet.
To learn more about the science behind MELT techniques, check out Sue's blog.