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M.E.L.T.® HAND & FOOT WORKSHOP

April 22, 2017

11:00am-12:30pm

Erase pain and tension in your hands, feet, neck, and low back brought on by everyday stress, overuse, and age. This simple self-treatment can make your body feel better and provide relief from neck and low back pain, arthritis, bunions, plantar fasciitis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Come to a MELT Hand and Foot Treatment Intro Workshop and discover how the connective tissue in your body gets dehydrated, the common aches and pains it can cause, and how to rehydrate this essential system in our bodies for vibrant health and pain-free movement.

This course includes the M.E.L.T. starter kit (24.00 value) along with detailed instructions to help aide your home practice and the cost is $55.

This workshop will be held at Powers of One 151 1/2 N. Main Street, Roanoke, IN 46783

All inquiries can be directed to either Rebecca Bell at 260-710-7709 or Valerie Powers 260-494-0222.

Reserve your spot HERE !!!

6 Week MELT Classes

April 4th-May 9th
Tuesdays at 10:30-11:30am

Mindful Movements
5750 Coventry Ln
Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Fee: $65

Prerequisite: Must have previously attended an
Intro to MELT course

Questions? Contact Rebecca Bell 260-710-7709

Come experience lasting changes in how
your body looks and feels. Experience all
of the techniques in the New York Times
bestselling book The MELT Method in an
interactive and personalized environment.
Learn how to:
+ Identify where you have stuck stress in your
body, a major cause of chronic aches and
pains
+ Use the MELT Hand and Foot Treatment, a
unique indirect treatment for your whole body
+ Improve your Body Sense and notice the
changes as your body effortlessly finds greater
alignment and balance
+ Use the MELT Soft Body Roller to rehydrate
the tissues of your body for greater mobility
and ease of motion
+ Safely and effectively decompress your own
neck
+ Relieve common issues like headaches,
insomnia, bloating, weight gain, cellulite, and
more!

Space is limited, reserve your spot HERE.

NEW MELT Roller Workshop

Most of us have heard of foam rollers and typically think of forcefully rolling out our muscles on a hard piece of plastic. MELT foam rollers are completely different. The movements aren’t forceful or painful and in fact, MELT focuses on promoting overall health by improving cell proliferation. So, instead of focusing on increasing the blood flow to major muscle groups like traditional foam rollers have done, MELT uniquely rejuvenates each cell by relieving stuck stress and increasing hydration to the collagen matrix. Sounds technical? Come join us on November 12 at Powers of One Yoga Studio as we learn the roller techniques and explain how MELT works. Click HERE to be taken to our event page on Facebook and HERE to purchase your tickets.

We will see you there!

 

For further information about the difference of MELT rollers vs. traditional rollers, visit HERE as Sue Hitzmann, creator of MELT, describes the science behind MELT’s roller method!

Mindful Movements To Present Roll and Release Workshop At Powers Of One Yoga

We are excited to present our Roll and Release Workshop on November 14th at the Powers Of One Yoga Studio in Roanoke, Indiana. At this workshop participants will learn how to systematically relieve pain, release tight and connective tissue, nourish tender areas of overuse, prevent injury and free yourself from trigger points.

This event will take place November 14, 2015 from 11:00-1:00 at Powers of One Yoga.

Visit www.powersofone.com/news to register for this event or call 260-494-0222

Pilates Good for Low Back Pain

By Jeannine Stein, Los Angeles Times

Pilates was found to be as effective for easing lower back pain as a general exercise program, a study found.

Low back pain affects millions of people, and in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Health, United States 2006” report, low back pain was among the most common pain-related complaints. But as the authors in this study reported, there is
debate about which is better for pain relief: general exercise or specific, individually prescribed workouts.

Australian researchers randomly assigned 44 people to a Pilates program and 43 people to a general exercise regimen for six weeks. All ranged in age from 18 to 70 and had experienced chronic lower back pain for at least three months. Overall the study participants were slightly overweight, had a long history of back pain and about a third were taking medication for their condition.

Both exercise programs were held twice a week for an hour, and lasted six weeks. Both were supervised, but the Pilates group received individualized instruction based on their needs that included exercises on the reformer and trapeze equipment and emphasized exercise movement precision, breathing control, trunk stability and posture alignment.

The regular exercise group were given generic workouts that included cardiovascular exercise, stretching, strength training and body toning and resistance. Participants in both groups were also given exercises to do on their own at home.

They received questionnaires at six, 12 and 24 weeks that pertained to pain and function and general health-related quality of life.

After six weeks both groups showed substantial improvements in pain and disability compared with the beginning of the study, although the Pilates group had a slight edge over the general exercise group.

At the beginning of the study researchers thought the Pilates group might see more improvements than the regular exercise group. The comparable results, they said, could be due to the fact that some people with low back pain may respond better to Pilates exercises than others, but the groups were too similar to note differences. Also, since both exercise regimens involved back exercises they might have been too much alike.

The study was published online recently in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

 

Getting in Shape for the New Year

For those who have made New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and strengthen their bodies, Rebecca Bell of Mindful Movements Pilates believes she has the right method of exercise.

“Pilates produces long, lean muscles that work more efficiently where as weight lifting builds muscle bulk,” said Bell. “This allows you to burn calories more efficiently. It can improve posture, which makes you appear taller and thinner. Pilates allows you to take the weight off in a way that you can keep it off.”

Pilates is a system of exercises developed by a German physical-culturist Joseph Pilates in 1883. His exercises are based on the relationship between mental and physical health and the use of special exercise equipment.

Still used today, the Pilates reformer is a series of ropes, pulleys, and straps designed to finely tune exercise resistance allowing the exerciser to work on targeted areas while improving strength and flexibility. Breathing techniques are added to the regiment to reduce stress.

“The reformer helps develop the right muscle,” said Bell. “A lot of athletes, Hollywood people, and golfers use it for balance and long lean muscle creation.”

A fitness circle is another exercise device that provides torso stability and helps tone specific muscle. Mat exercises are also part of the Pilates routine.

Bell explained that there is minimal investment in the Pilates exercise routine.

“We work out barefoot. You don’t need $100 shoes or special clothes to do Pilates. It’s great for people who are de-conditioned and want to be stronger. Plus there is the added selling point of the privacy factor. The client and I work together as a team. It’s a learning process. I learn about the client’s body and the client learns how to take care of his or her body.

“Clients can feel more confident — just feel better in their own skin. I focus on functional alignment, emphasizing the muscles you use for running, walking, lifting; it’s designed to improve the day to day way your body functions. I am very concerned about the health of people in our state. I want to create awareness of exercise and health; it’s important.”