Can you really get out of chronic pain without medication or surgery? For the 100 million people who live with pain, I have good news. There’s a simple solution that you can do on your own, at home, to get out and stay out of pain.
Regardless of what initially seemed to cause your pain – illness, disease, surgery, pregnancy, injury, or perhaps you are just assuming your pain is caused by aging – I believe the reason your pain became chronic is the same for everyone.
I’ve spent more than a decade helping people get out and stay out of chronic pain by addressing the source of the problem. I believe chronic pain is caused by dehydration of your connective tissue system. The problem is, most people don’t know what this is, so they don’t know how to resolve this common issue.
What’s important to understand is connective tissue dehydration happens to everyone, regardless of age or activity level – every day. Even if you don’t have chronic pain, you’ve likely experienced what I call a “pre-pain signal.” Have you ever felt a little stiff or achy when you get up in the morning, but once you start moving around the stiffness subsides? That’s what I have concluded to be connective tissue dehydration.
Daily repetitive movements and postures cause connective tissue dehydration, and over time, "stuck stress" and inflammation. What starts out as a small ache can escalate into sleeplessness, digestive issues, anxiety or depression, and ultimately a chronic state of disarray. It’s a complex molecular and cellular issue that diet and exercise don’t address and medication can actually make worse. I believe that when you address the dehydration, your body stops sending cries for help to your brain in the form of pain.
MELT directly addresses stuck stress in your body. It’s a simple self-treatment anyone can do at any age – even my mom MELTs! There are three quick and easy sequences you can do to get out and stay out of pain, and feel better every day.
Choose one 3-minute MELT, or for added benefit combine all three. MELT when it is convenient for you and feels good – first thing in the morning, or anytime during the day up to an hour before bedtime. You will need a soft body roller and a soft treatment ball. If you don’t have a roller yet, you can try a rolled-up beach towel or a traditional, firm roller wrapped in a towel, blanket, or yoga mat. For best results, drink water before and after you MELT.