How does The Rossiter System deliver results?
Pain, tightness, and limited movement in muscles and joints occur when surrounding connective tissues shorten and tighten from being overworked. By lengthening and releasing tension in these connective tissues, natural space in and around a joint is restored, allowing freedom of movement and relief of pain.
What happens in a Rossiter session?
The average session is 25 minutes long. The client lies on a mat. The Coach provides weight with their foot to key areas, then guides the client through stretching exercises. The workout is intense, but the client is always in control of everything, including the amount of weight used by the Coach. After a session, the client often feels immediate results (looseness, less pain, better mobility).
How often will I have to do Rossiter to get results?
Each person’s body is different, and so are their needs. Newer, simpler problems may see dramatic improvement with only one session per week until the body is back to normal. More complex, older injuries often take longer, and may require two or more sessions per week for optimal, lasting results. There are no contracts or commitments; you can pay as you go with each session. You are in charge of your Rossiter program.
Why do coaches use their feet instead of their hands?
Using the foot allows the Coach to deliver weight instead of muscle force. Using weight this way is the most effective and powerful method to change connective tissue.
When I start Rossiter, do I need to stop other bodywork like Pilates, chiropractic, massage?
Rossiter compliments other bodywork very well and can be used at the same time. However, when a person is new to a particular bodywork modality, it is suggested that they do it alone initially so they can be clear as to what that modality does for their particular issues.
Aside from pain relief, are there other reasons to do Rossiter?
The Rossiter System is the solution to keep your body loose and in balance so you can continue an active, healthy lifestyle. Many clients use Rossiter regularly as a maintenance tool to stay limber and feel good.
What is the story behind The Rossiter System?
Richard Rossiter is an innovator and connective tissue specialist who created these powerful stretching techniques out of necessity for his own painful injuries and rehabilitation when other techniques failed. Wartime injuries suffered as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam produced shoulders that were so painful he could barely move his arm.
That’s when he discovered “Rolfing”, a form of bodywork that focuses on lengthening and restoring the body’s connective tissue. Once he discovered the benefits of Rolfing in relieving his own pain, Richard applied to the Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO. He graduated from the institute, eventually becoming a certified advanced Rolfer in 1987.
Richard Rossiter began looking for a way to help people in pain BEFORE their symptoms got the best of them. As a result, he created The Rossiter System, a highly evolved series of stretches that allow his principles and pain-relief approaches to be used virtually without limit in the workplace by trained employees and supportive managers. In 1990, he formed Rossiter & Associates Inc.