Rolling On

The Melt Performance Roller
by John Moewe

For most athletes and fitness devotees, deep tissue massage is easy to understand—it works out the knots in your muscles and helps to reestablish proper and pain free movement. Stretching alone is not always enough to release muscles tightness, which is why foam rollers have thrived in the exercise market.

Foam rolling can assist in breaking up or relaxing tight muscles and adhesions formed between muscle layers and their surroundings, thus reestablishing normal blood flow and function.

The MELT Performance Roller is the latest “tool” from Sue Hitzmann, creator of the MELT Method and the MELT Soft Roller. It is ideal to improve range of motion, flexibility, circulation, core strength, and joint stability. The unique cross-linked memory foam construction allows for a gentle compression that is proven to create immediate and lasting results, without pain.

Ideal for athletes on the go, the MELT Performance Roller is only 16 inches long and five inch round. Its compact size increases specificity and maneuverability. The unique softness of roller targets dehydrated connective tissue, the cause of chronic pain, instead of simply targeting tight muscles.

What we like about the MELT Performance Roller in addition to its soft compression: It is compact and portable, textured for good grip and precision, weight tested to support up to 450 lbs, and is latex free and easy to clean.