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The MELT Method

The MELT Method® (MELT) is a self-treatment technique that helps prevent pain, heal injury, and erase the negative effects of aging and active living. MELT simulates the hands-on techniques that manual therapist Sue Hitzmann uses to eliminate stress, pain, and dysfunction in her private clients. This unique Hands-off Bodywork™ approach is the first treatment that simulates the techniques – and the results – of manual therapy.

MELT is the first neurofascial technique. This patent-pending method brings your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, rehydrating connective tissue, and quieting the nervous system. The first time you MELT, you see and feel a difference – and over time, you can transform how your body looks and feels.

MELT is changing the way people care for their bodies. This proactive approach to maintaining a healthy, pain-free, active lifestyle is the best solution for living longer…better.

"A little proactive self-care goes a long way toward keeping you pain-free and active for a lifetime."
– Sue Hitzmann

Donna Minotti

Certified MELT Method Practitioner

Donna Minotti, now a Florida resident, was born and raised in the state of Connecticut. Donna worked as a Health and Wellness Coordinator at a global corporation for more than twelve years. Being a physical fitness professional for more than 25 years, and having over 30 years of dance experience in ballet, tap and jazz. Donna shares her passion for health and wellness with many. Donna is an adjunct faculty member, teaching several accredited Pilates and MELT Method courses at Quinnipiac University. She is a certified MELT Method Practitioner teaching Hand/Foot MELT techniques as well as Full Body and Strength techniques for the Method.

She is a Master Spinning Instructor and International Presenter for Spinning, representing Mad Dogg Athletics. Donna is certified by the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America as a group fitness instructor. She holds personal trainer certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and the American Exercise Council. Donna is certified by the C.H.E.K. Institute as a holistic Nutrition/Lifestyle Coach. Donna holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from Southern Connecticut State University and a Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Coaching Education from Ohio University.

Being involved in many philanthropic activities, she has trained many corporate employees, for the NYC Half and Full Marathon joining Team for Kids Foundation. For the last three years, she has also trained many cyclists to ride AngelRide, a ride benefiting campers of The Hole In the Wall Gang that takes them 140 miles across the state of CT.

An avid runner, cyclist and swimmer, she has participated in numerous races throughout the country and looks forward to continuing her training and competing in more.


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