Hand and Foot Instructor Training


Join MELT Method® creator Sue Hitzmann for three days of hands-on instruction.

This training is the first step on the path to becoming a MELT instructor. Learn how to teach the MELT Hand and Foot Treatments and the science behind the revolutionary MELT Method®.

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In the MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Training, you’ll learn the revolutionary science behind the MELT Method and gain a new understanding of longevity and body functionality. Discover new research about connective tissue (fascia) and the nervous systems – and the crucial role they play in alignment, stress, chronic pain, and the negative effects associated with aging.

Explore the inner workings of the living human body that aren’t addressed in traditional movement education. Far beyond diet, exercise, or sports training, the New Science of the Human Body™ will completely change your views on aging, health, and longevity.

You’ll learn practical ways to apply this science immediately through the MELT Hand and Foot Treatments – and how these simple self-treatments can improve your body’s ability to restore balance and support cellular repair and regulation, which can create remarkable, lasting changes in just a few minutes a day.
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Led by MELT creator Sue Hitzmann, this 21-hour training provides a balance between lecture and practical application. Sue has spent more than 20 years breaking down complex scientific concepts to make them simple and easy to understand.

During the training, you’ll:

  • Discover simple self-care techniques that alleviate stuck stress, aches, and pains and reduce the signs of aging
  • Gain a scientific explanation of why pain becomes chronic
  • Learn how to rehydrate your connective tissue using the Hand and Foot Treatments
  • Understand how the nervous system and connective tissue create stability and whole-body efficiency
  • Find out how to decrease the negative effects of day-to-day repetition that cause tension and pain
  • Discover how the Hand and Foot Treatments can enhance athletic performance – regardless of your sport or activity
  • Learn the MELT language so you can share complex science in a simple way
  • Practice teaching, refine your verbal cuing, and build your confidence through practicing in small breakout groups
  • Interact with MELT Master Trainers and your peers

The MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Training is the first step in the MELT University Training Path and the entry point for all aspiring MELT Instructors. MELT trainings offer a supportive, interactive training environment to empower you to share the message of self-care with others, as well as the business support needed to build a thriving practice in Hands-Off Bodywork.

Fitness and wellness professionals::
MELT® can be added to anything you already practice: Instructors have integrated MELT into manual and physical therapy, yoga, Pilates, acupuncture, chiropractic care, social work, psychotherapy, massage therapy, personal training, and group exercise, and much more.

Note: Fitness and wellness professionals get the benefit of earning CEU’s from ACE, AFAA, NASM, NCBTMB, PMA. Other continuing education companies may accept MELT Training upon petition.
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Hand and Foot Instructor Training: Portland, OR

Location:
Courtyard Marriott Portland City Center 550 SW Oak St. , Portland, OR 97204

Dates:
Friday, October 12, 2018 - Sunday, October 14, 2018

Time:
10am - 6pm each day (9:30 first day)
  • 1-year MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Membership
  • 20 pack of Large Soft Balls
  • Assessment and advice for next steps
  • Hand and Foot Treatment Kit
  • Interactive training with Sue
  • MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Training manual
  • MELT science lectures from Sue Hitzmann
  • Online pre-training course
You can learn the science behind the MELT Method® and how to apply this science by teaching the MELT Hand and Foot Treatments one-on-one or in groups. No prerequisite required! This three-day training is the first step on the path to becoming a MELT instructor. Take part in this unique interactive and practical training which will explore the science behind the MELT Method® using a combination of lecture and hands-on practice. Read the transfer and cancellation policy here.
Some nearby hotels: Courtyard Portland City Center (on-site), Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Downtown, Hotel Lucia

Hand and Foot Instructor Training: La Jolla, CA

Location:
UCSD 9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, CA 92093

Dates:
Friday, March 1, 2019 - Sunday, March 3, 2019

Time:
10am - 6pm each day (9:30 first day)
  • 1-year MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Membership
  • 20 pack of Large Soft Balls
  • Assessment and advice for next steps
  • Hand and Foot Treatment Kit
  • Interactive training with Sue
  • MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Training manual
  • MELT science lectures from Sue Hitzmann
  • Online pre-training course
You can learn the science behind the MELT Method® and how to apply this science by teaching the MELT Hand and Foot Treatments one-on-one or in groups. No prerequisite required! This three-day training is the first step on the path to becoming a MELT instructor. Take part in this unique interactive and practical training which will explore the science behind the MELT Method® using a combination of lecture and hands-on practice. Read the transfer and cancellation policy here.

$995.00 $745.00


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Hand and Foot Instructor Training: Manchester, UK

Location:
Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3BB

Dates:
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - Monday, March 25, 2019

Time:
10am - 6pm each day (9:30 first day)
  • 1-year MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Membership
  • 20 pack of Large Soft Balls
  • Assessment and advice for next steps
  • Hand and Foot Treatment Kit
  • Interactive training with Sue
  • MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Training manual
  • MELT science lectures from Sue Hitzmann
  • Online pre-training course
You can learn the science behind the MELT Method® and how to apply this science by teaching the MELT Hand and Foot Treatments one-on-one or in groups. No prerequisite required! This three-day training is the first step on the path to becoming a MELT instructor. Take part in this unique interactive and practical training which will explore the science behind the MELT Method® using a combination of lecture and hands-on practice. Read the transfer and cancellation policy here.

$995.00 $745.00


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Hand and Foot Instructor Training: Orlando, FL

Location:
UCF- Rosen College of Hospitality, 9907 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

Dates:
Friday, April 12, 2019 - Sunday, April 14, 2019

Time:
10am - 6pm each day (9:30 first day)
  • 1-year MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Membership
  • 20 pack of Large Soft Balls
  • Assessment and advice for next steps
  • Hand and Foot Treatment Kit
  • Interactive training with Sue
  • MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Training manual
  • MELT science lectures from Sue Hitzmann
  • Online pre-training course
You can learn the science behind the MELT Method® and how to apply this science by teaching the MELT Hand and Foot Treatments one-on-one or in groups. No prerequisite required! This three-day training is the first step on the path to becoming a MELT instructor. Take part in this unique interactive and practical training which will explore the science behind the MELT Method® using a combination of lecture and hands-on practice. Read the transfer and cancellation policy here.

$995.00 $745.00


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Hand and Foot Instructor Training: NYC

Location:
NYLS, 185 W Broadway, New York, NY 10013

Dates:
Friday, June 7, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019

Time:
10am - 6pm each day (9:30 first day)
  • 1-year MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Membership
  • 20 pack of Large Soft Balls
  • Assessment and advice for next steps
  • Hand and Foot Treatment Kit
  • Interactive training with Sue
  • MELT Hand and Foot Instructor Training manual
  • MELT science lectures from Sue Hitzmann
  • Online pre-training course
You can learn the science behind the MELT Method® and how to apply this science by teaching the MELT Hand and Foot Treatments one-on-one or in groups. No prerequisite required! This three-day training is the first step on the path to becoming a MELT instructor. Take part in this unique interactive and practical training which will explore the science behind the MELT Method® using a combination of lecture and hands-on practice. Read the transfer and cancellation policy here.

$995.00 $745.00


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Prior to attending the live training you will participate in a required self-paced, pre-training online. The pre-training is divided into four modules and should only take about 2-3 hours each. You will have access to a discussion group and receive direct feedback from the MELT Master Trainer team. We’ll send you everything you need to complete this pre-training course.

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Testimonials

“Every passionate bodyworker or movement educator reaches the point where what they actually know falls short of what they need to know to help their clients heal and progress. At that juncture, it is time to embark on the new science of MELT.”

-Salle

“The instant relief you see on people’s faces when they MELT their hands and feet is astonishing. For me it’s the foundation of the method and will transform how you use your body and revolutionize your teaching.”

-Kirsten

“As a Muscular Therapist of over 30 years working with athletes of all levels, this is one of the most effective self-help tools I’ve come across. The global effect the Hand and Foot Treatment initiates in the connective tissue will have you coming back for more!”

-Linda

Commonly asked questions:

Does MELT creator Sue Hitzmann lead this training?

Yes, Sue Hitzmann will personally teach you the science behind MELT, discuss the emerging field of fascial research, and share how you can impact the connective tissue and nervous systems with the MELT Hand and Foot Treatments. A team of experienced teaching assistants will assist you and answer your questions and give you opportunities to practice teaching in breakout groups. In addition, the six Master Trainers will guide you through the 4-week pre-training program.

Does MELT creator Sue Hitzmann lead this training?

Yes, Sue Hitzmann will personally teach you the science behind MELT, discuss the emerging field of fascial research, and share how you can impact the connective tissue and nervous systems with the MELT Hand and Foot Treatments. A team of experienced teaching assistants will assist you and answer your questions and give you opportunities to practice teaching in breakout groups. In addition, the six Master Trainers will guide you through the 4-week pre-training program.

What is the cancellation policy for MELT Trainings?

Should you cancel your registration more than 30 days prior to the training start date, your payment will be refunded minus a fee of $50. Should you cancel your registration less than 30 days prior to the training start date, your payment will be refunded minus a fee of $250. (Refunds require the return of instructor manual.) Cancellations within two weeks of the training are non-refundable. All cancellation requests must be submitted via email to instructorinfo@meltmethod.com.

Can I transfer my registration to another training date or location?

Should you transfer your registration more than 30 days prior to the training start date, you will incur a transfer fee of $50. Should you transfer your registration less than 30 days prior to the training start date, you will incur a transfer fee of $150. Transfers within two weeks of the training are not permitted. In the case of multiple transfers, these fees apply for each transfer. Note: Transferring trainings may require you to re-submit any pre-training assignments. All transfer requests must be submitted via email to instructorinfo@meltmethod.com

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