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 60 Min. MELT Method Classes

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When: Wednesdays, February 3, 10, 17 and 24, 2016
Fee: $20 per class
Location:     Westlake Village, CA 91362
 To RSVP Contact Maureena Bivins for location of class: 
Phone: 818.991.2600 or Email: info@maureenabivinsacupuncture.com
By appointment only.  Be hydrated and bring water.

 

2-Week MELT NeuroCore-Strengthening 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 muscled 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!

 

Scan0001Dates: Mondays, February 1 and 8, 2016
Time: 6:30p.m.to 7:45 p.m.
Fee: $50

Note: Class limited to 12 participants. Please be hydrated before class, bring water and your own yoga mat.

Location:
Arroyo Vista Recreation Center – 4550 Tierra Rejada Road – Moorpark, CA 93021

To Register:
Phone AVRC directly at (805) 517-6300 to reserve your place in class.

AVRC website: http://www.moorparkca.gov/199/Recreation

 


Intro To MELT Workshop

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Discover simple self-treatments you can do to remain active, healthy, and pain free for life. Learn to eliminate “stuck stress” before it accumulates causing chronic aches, pains and unwanted signs of aging. This workshop introduces you to the techniques from the best-selling book, The MELT Method. The MELT Method simulates the results of manual therapy, reducing inflammation, easing chronic neck and low back pain/strain, improving alignment, enhancing athletic performance, and keeping your whole body feeling great.

Day and Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016 
Time: 2 – 3:30pm
Fee: $35

Location: Arroyo Vista Recreation Center – 4550 Tierra Rejada Road – Moorpark, CA 93021

To Register:
Phone AVRC directly at (805) 517-6300 to reserve your place in class.

Note: Class limited to 12 participants. Please come to class hydrated and bring water and a yoga mat.

AVRC website:
http://www.moorparkca.gov/199/Recreation
Arroyo Vista Recreation Center


 

MELT BY THE BOOK SERIES

Hitzmann-Melt-MethodLearn the 30 plus moves featured in The MELT Method book. You will also learn how to identify where you hold “stuck stress” in your body,m how to improve Body Sense, balance and alignment, and how to activate your core strength and stability using a MELT Soft Body Roller and MELT Hand and Foot Balls. MELT tools work to rehydrate connective tissue for greater mobility and ease of motion and decompression of the neck and low back. MELT also helps to rebalance your autonomic nervous system towards improved health and well-being.

Day and DatesMondays, March 7, 2016 – Monday, March 28, 2016
Time: 6:30 – 7:45pm
Fee: $120

Location: Arroyo Vista Recreation Center – 4550 Tierra Rejada Road – Moorpark, CA 93021

Note: Class limited to 12 participants. 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.

Note: Class limited to 12 participants. Please come to class hydrated and bring water and a yoga mat.

AVRC website:
http://www.moorparkca.gov/199/Recreation
Arroyo Vista Recreation Center


 

Private MELT Length Sessions by appointment only.

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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