Monday, January 13, 2014
Contact: Dave Wellman, Director of Communications (304) 696-7153

Marshall Recreation Center presents MELT: a workshop for sports-related pain and injury

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Marshall Recreation Center will be hosting a special hour of MELT with Susan Robarts at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21.

MELT is a simple self-treatment technique that helps people get out of and stay out of chronic pain.  MELT is not exercise.  It is not a diet.  It is a simple method using soft balls and a soft roller that you can do at home to restore neurological balance, stability, and joint mobility.  In this workshop, you will learn how to MELT at home to decrease the “stuck stress” that has accumulated in your body from normal activities and daily living. 

Robarts, BSc, CPT, and instructor of the class, said, "MELTing your body is just as important as brushing your teeth in regards to self-care.  You brush your teeth for two reasons:  one, to have fresh breath for the short-term, and two, to keep your teeth healthy for the long-term.  Look at MELT the same way.  Here are two reasons to MELT:  one, to rid your body of the ‘stuck stress’ that has accumulated throughout the day, and two, to give your joints and tissues the proper hydration they need to keep you free of pain and disease over time.  MELT takes about as long as it does to brush your teeth, so why not give your body the self-care it deserves and needs?"

Members and non-members of the Rec Center are all welcome. This class is ideal for athletes and anyone with chronic pain. The cost is $20 for members and $28 for non-members. Call 304-696-4732 for more information. To sign up, visit the Rec Center Welcome Desk or


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