MELT Method Classes in Westlake Village, CA

 2016 MELT Method

Workshops/Series/Classes

MELT Method® is an innovative self-treatment program that’s being taught in some of the most prestigious health and fitness centers in New York and now it’s here in Westlake Village and Moorpark, CA !

Learn how the connective tissue in your hands, feet, neck, and low back gets dehydrated, the common aches and pains it can cause, and how to re-hydrate this essential system in our bodies for vibrant health and pain-free movement.   You too can learn to MELT away pain and tension brought on by everyday stress, overuse, and aging.

MELT is an effective means to:

• Align the spine
• Decompress the neck and low back
• Stabilize the pelvis
• Improve digestion by supporting the integrity of internal organs
• Rebalance your nervous system

Treat yourself to a relaxing, healthful, and educational  experience.  Sign up for classes or enjoy a private session today!


Ongoing 75 Min. MELT Method Classes

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This class is geared towards saavy MELTers. Please bring your MELT soft body roller and your MELT Hand and Foot Kit.  If you wish to experience MELT before purchasing tools, please let me know and I will bring extra rollers and balls with me to class.

When: Wednesdays
Dates: December 2, 7, and 16, 2016
Time: 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Fee: $20 per 75 minute class or package of 10 classes for $150.
Location:     1840 Bridgegate, Suite 1, Westlake Village, CA 91361
 To RSVP Contact Maureena Bivins 
Phone: 818.991.2600 or Email: info@maureenabivinsacupuncture.com
By appointment only.  Be hydrated and bring water and your own MELT Soft Body Roller and MELT Treatment Balls.

Upcoming Moorpark Classes:


MELT Length Series

Loss of length and joint space occurs gradually due to gravity, compression, repetitive activities, aging, exercise, and habituated postures. MELT Length two-directional techniques work to counteract connective tissue shortening as well as loss of space in the joints. You will learn how to use specific muscles to align your joints properly to lengthen connective tissue fascia, achieving the greatest hydration effects.  Come to class hydrated and please bring water and a yoga mat.

Date: Monday evenings, December 5 and 12, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Fee: $50.  
Location for Moorpark Classes:
Arroyo Vista Recreation Center 
4550 Tierra Rejada Road – Moorpark, CA 93021
Note:  Please come to class hydrated and bring water and a yoga mat.
To Register: Phone AVRC directly at (805) 517-6300 to reserve your place in class.
AVRC website:
http://www.moorparkca.gov/199/Recreation
Arroyo Vista Recreation Center

MELT for Breast Health Series

Discover simple self-treatments you can do to support breast health.  Research has found that women with dense breast tissue are at greater risk of developing breast disease.  When fibroblasts, the cells of connective tissues, become compacted due to cellular dehydration, the fibroblasts initiate an inflammatory response.  Stiffness of breast fascial tissue has also been linked to tumor progression.  Learn beginning and advanced MELT moves to mobilize and hydrate deep fascial layers of the breast, supporting the microenvironment of the breast.  Come to class hydrated and please bring water and a yoga mat.

Date: Monday evenings, January 23 and 30, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Fee: $50.
Location for Moorpark Classes:
Arroyo Vista Recreation Center 
4550 Tierra Rejada Road – Moorpark, CA 93021
Note:  Please come to class hydrated and bring water and a yoga mat.
To Register: Phone AVRC directly at (805) 517-6300 to reserve your place in class.
AVRC website:
http://www.moorparkca.gov/199/Recreation
Arroyo Vista Recreation Center

MELT to Strengthen the NeuroCore Series

In this series you will rebalance and strengthen the NeuroCore to keep your belly flat, back strong, and body functioning well.  Core and spinal stability and whole body balance are all regulated by involuntary reflexes or responses to changes in your body’s position or the ground underneath.  This system of reflexive stabilization has two mechanisms that include connective tissue, nerves, and muscle and are known in the MELT Living Body Model as the Reflexive and Rooted Core. These mechanisms work to keep you stable and upright while protecting your spine and vital organs. Traditional abdominal exercises do not address these core mechanisms. Tuning up the connective tissue and nervous system components of the NeuroCore will support your body’s ability to achieve a pain-free, healthy life.  Come to class hydrated and please bring water and a yoga mat.

Date: Monday evenings, February 6 and 13, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 pm
Fee: $50.
Location for Moorpark Classes:
Arroyo Vista Recreation Center 
4550 Tierra Rejada Road – Moorpark, CA 93021
Note:  Please come to class hydrated and bring water and a yoga mat.
To Register: Phone AVRC directly at (805) 517-6300 to reserve your place in class.
AVRC website:
http://www.moorparkca.gov/199/Recreation
Arroyo Vista Recreation Center

Private MELT Beginner and Advanced Sessions

Fee: $65.00

Private MELT Hand and Foot Sessions by appointment only.

Fee: $45.00

RSVP at 818.991.2600

Follow this link to learn more about MELT Method.

Childhood Experience and Parenting Strategies

The Dilemma of Childhood Experience and Parenting Strategies

What is the impact of one’s own childhood experience on their parenting strategies as an adult?

I’ve never met a parent who didn’t want the best for their children.  I’m not referring to wealth or material acquisitions. I’m talking about the instilling of qualities that underlie the development of positive social behaviors from infancy on, such as an adaptable personality, the ability to formulate flexible strategies, and the capacity for resilience.  In other words, you want to see your child grow up to be a happy, well-adjusted adult.  How does someone begin to develop parenting strategies and how does one’s childhood experience of being parented come into play?

Connection

I suggest that if you are contemplating raising a family, that you begin by reflecting upon your own childhood experience since it is often predictive of how you will parent your own children.

“Wait a minute,” you might say, “I would never do such and such to my children,” (referring to distasteful childhood experiences).

True, most of us make conscious decisions not to repeat our parent’s hurtful behaviors, yet the truth is, we are the product of our experience.  To illustrate, please consider the following questions which are put to you now, as an adult, but know that your answers may be rooted in your early life experience:

1.  Is it easy for you to connect to others in a meaningful way?

2.  Are you comfortable in social situations or would you prefer to be alone?

3.  Do you welcome new experiences or do you tend to stick to familiar situations?

4.  Is your response to a stressful challenge organized, chaotic, or numbing?

Researchers in the field of early childhood development have linked behaviors associated with the above questions to experience-dependent patterns of brain organization which offer clues to an individual’s capacity for adaptability, the development of effective strategies, and resilience.

In view of the above, we may have to make conscious decisions to change our behaviors when we begin to parent.

Developing effective parenting strategies can be quite difficult if that was not our childhood experience.  An effective parent is not a reactive parent.  Adaptability and resilience can be developed and are invaluable when attempting to meet the needs of our children.

Parenting is one of the most important and challenging tasks that an individual can take on.  While you can never be completely prepared, the more you understand about your own childhood developmental history, the more present you can be as a parent.

If you are a parent, did you find yourself struggling to give your child a different kind of parenting experience then you had received?

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