What is MELT®?


MELT® is a full-body treatment method that effectively alleviates chronic pains, improves exercise performance & helps you maintain the malleability of your connective tissue system. The MELT Method®  is based on a combination of light-touch & hands-on therapeutic treatments to rejuvenate, strengthen & support your body...no matter your fitness level! 


Using gentle tools, such as a soft body roller & four different 'small balls', MELT®  rehydrates the connective tissue, rebalances the neurofascial system, & restores space to compressed joints.

The ultimate goal of MELT®  is to improve your body’s ability to restore balance and repair itself, which can remarkably increase your performance outcomes while decreasing & managing chronic pain. 


Sue Hitzmann

Sue--and exercise physiologist, manual therapist & founding member of the Fascia Research Society--is the creator of the MELT Method®. After suffering from chronic pain herself, she was determined to use manual therapy to improve her pain, as well as the pain of thousands of others in the United States.


She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book The MELT Method, which has been translated into eight languages to help over 200,000 people lead a healthy & pain-free life. Sue has appeared on the Dr. Oz Show, Nightline, The Rachael Ray Show, Good Morning America, and Live! with Regis and Kelly. MELT®  has been featured in renown publications such as the New York Times & SELF magazine. 


She has empowered tens of thousands of people to live healthy, pain-free lives and has trained over a thousand instructors to share the secrets to pain-free living.

The MELT Method®  Founder, Sue Hitzmann. 

MELT Classes​, Workshops & More

Maria Rigo--certified MELT®  instructor, founder of Boundless Balance, Pilates instructor & physical trainer--offers a variety of MELT®  classes & workshops that are designed to help you reach your fitness goals, alleviate chronic pain & rebalance your body.

With compassion & care, Maria will listen to your body's needs in order to individualize your fitness plan.

Whether you choose a workshop, class, or personal training session, Maria will teach you proper biomechanics and how to stabilize your shoulder and pelvic girdles, core  & help you grow towards your goals. 

Your MELT®  instructor, Maria Rigo.