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How to Get Rid of Cellulite, An Easy Fix!

February 12, 2015

Untitled design (2)In the past we were told that cellulite was caused by trapped toxins or excess fat storage, but now studies show that sitting is partly to blame. Think about how much sitting you do in a day. Six to eight hours is normal for most people. Our bodies are not meant to be still. The low back takes on the compression forces of the upper body, and tension develops in the deep stabilizing muscles and fascia.   When we stand up we are stiff. We become more susceptible to unexpected injury (like when your low back “goes out” when sneezing or bending to pick up a pencil).

Sudden chronic pain is what we call it in the MELT Method®.

The tissue just under the skin, the superficial fascia, is like a sponge in that when it’s hydrated it moves easily and cushions the joints in the body. When it’s been compressed or pulled for long periods  (ie. sitting) this tissue gets dehydrated and the fat cells within it multiply and fill in the spaces, creating the lumpy look we know as cellulite.

Drinking water is a great thing to do, as well as getting a good massage regularly. Getting up and moving or doing gentle stretches for a few minutes every half hour or so helps on many levels. But  adding in some MELT Method® self treatment does wonders.

MELT Method® works to break down and smooth out the pockets of cellulite. by creating more lubrication in the fascia.  Cellulite becomes unstuck and breaks down as the fascia becomes more movable.  The Melt Method is perfect to get the legs looking spectacular!! Plus you feel better inside and out. Everyone with stubborn cellulite would benefit from a simple technique for the back of the thighs we call “the compression sequence”.  It seems funny, compression to reverse the effects of compression!  It’s a simple move on the soft foam roller that manipulates the tissue and gets the fluid moving again. Read more in a great article on the MELT Method® main site.

Come and learn about it at Eden Pilates on Friday February 20, 6-7:30pm.

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Gloria FelthamGloria Feltham

Dancing since the age of three, gymnastics in grade school, mime in high school, Gloria has always had an interest in movement classes. In 1998 she graduated from the Westwind School of Aromatherapy, which opened the door to other healing modalities, such as Therapeutic Touch, Healing Touch, and Cranio-Sacral Therapy, as well as Pilates. With a background in the human body, it was an easy transition to becoming a Stott Certified Pilates instructor in 2000. Since then, Gloria has worked with Colleen Craig, completed continuing education courses with Stott, and is continually adding to her working knowledge of different Pilates' equipment. And now, she has added The MELT Method to her repertoire of gentle, subtle, effective modalities and is excited to incorporate the MELT Method into her Pilates classes and share this exciting science with anyone who wants to live a long and pain-free life. Most recently she completed level 1 of Melt Neuro-Strength training in New York with Melt creator Sue Hitzmann, making her not only the first but the most Melt trained instructor in the GTA.