So what is Rossiter? It is a form of bodywork that has you do effective pain relieving movements.
(Or said another way: the Rossiter System uses active, resisted stretches which are designed to work on the connective tissue to provide powerful pain relief. This probably doesn't mean anything to you at the moment but read on.)
Some information on stretches
Most stretches work more on the muscles rather than the connective tissue. It is now thought to make stretches effective, the connective tissue (fascia) must be stretched as well. Restricted, tight connective tissue is now thought to contribute to restricted, painful movement rather than the muscles. Release this fascia and the body can quickly recover.
What is an active stretch? An active stretch means you actually move a joint through a pattern of movement which stretches the muscles. (This contrasts with a passive stretch where someone else moves your body into a stretched position.)
What is a resisted stretch? You do the stretch while the therapist (Rossiter Coach) provides a comfortable level of resistance to the movement you are trying to do. This makes the muscles work harder and stretches the connective tissue. All the tissues are lengthened so function is restored. The pain disappears.
What is special about the Rossiter System workout?
Most of the work is done with you lying on a mat on the floor. The Rossiter Coach uses their foot to apply resistance while you, the client, performs the stretch.
Using the foot means that very deep but broad pressure can be given. This is better for both the therapist and you, the client. Normally a therapist would use their thumbs for applying pressure to muscles. Thumbs are not designed for this type of work. Many therapists have to give up work because they have damaged to their thumbs. Feet, however, are designed for taking a lot of weight. Using the foot is better for you, the client, as a large area of connective tissue is stretched all in one movement. This means that results are therefore quicker with less effort on your part! (see What is a Rossiter session like?)
Look at examples of Rossiter work on the shoulder or the lower leg.
Do you want to get out that pain fast? Contact your local Rossiter Coach now!
(There are new developments in Rossiter! I have now trained in Level lll. What does this mean for you? I help to get you out of pain even faster! ! Why wait?)