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No drugs. No splints. No shots.
No surgeries. No machines or tools used.
*Back & Hip pain *Neck & Shoulder pain
*Arm & Hand pain *Leg & Foot pain
Arthritis, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Headaches, Sprains, Strains, Neuromas, Most all Joint and Soft Tissue Pain or Stiffness.
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What is the Rossiter System?
If you are tired of pills and traditional therapies and you are ready to be a part of your own recovery, this work could be right for you. This is not traditional Chiropractic, Massage, or Physical Therapy. This advanced bodywork is very effective and efficient when used for your recovery and maintenance all by itself, and it also complements the more traditional therapies by expediting their benefits as well as your recovery. This is unique and specialized work provided by a Board Certified Massage & Bodywork professional with over 20 years of experience in movement and bodywork. Licensed and Insured.
Sessions may include: -Evaluations in your pain, movement, posture, and gait - Intake History of injuries, surgeries, sports, and hobbies (if possible, email history in chronological order). The client can expect to observe changes and give feedback between techniques, but extra small talk distracts from the session’s progress. The more you pay attention and work during the session, the better your results. Results are also accumulative so each session builds on to the previous work done. Techniques usually include combinations of deep tissue work along with movement that you will be actively coached through, restoring the *fascia (connective tissue) and engaging the nervous system. You may also be guided through movement correctives, some of which can be done at home. The goals are to efficiently restore space and balance in the body so pain drops away and body functions improve.
Usually the client only takes off their shoes and must be able to move without the help of another person. If we address the lower body or low back, bring walking shoes and expect to walk for about 10 minutes very soon after the session, if possible. Some techniques might not be recommended for people with “advanced” osteoporosis. Call if you have questions.
*Fascia (Connective tissue) is a huge web of tissue that holds everything in our body together, assists in movement, and is the richest organ in our body of nerve endings. When it gets bound up due to injury, overuse, under use, age, etc. there are negative side effects that aren’t necessarily in that immediate area. It can restrict nerve communication, limit body movement, and impede distribution of vital food, water, and air. Unraveling this web of tissue provides relief of the negative symptoms such as pain and stiffness and frees up blockages of other internal body functions necessary for thousands of important processes including healing. Keeping the body limber and moving pain free can reduce future injuries for all body types and give peak performance in daily life.
(Recovery) For problem areas, it’s best to do a few sessions close together until the problem goes away.
(Maintenance) After Recovery, it’s optimal to come in from time to time to go after other aches and stiffness to keep your body feeling great and moving easy in daily life. In keeping your body loose and pain free you will be more aware when you feel something tightening up which leads to bigger problems if left unattended.
(Prevention) Getting occasional appointments in this stage prevents many of the common problems that lead most people to pain relieving drugs that affect the whole body without actually fixing the problem.
How many workouts will I need?
Most people see a significant change in the first workout. There is no magic number of sessions because everyone’s problem is different and some people will work harder than others to get the desired results. For best results with a problem, multiple sessions scheduled close together (2 or 3 times in a week) and then you will have a good idea if you need more work for that problem or not. You want to make changes and help reprogram the patterns in the connective tissue and nervous system and if you spread your first appointments out over too much time it isn’t as efficient. You might also choose to use the work to open up other areas in the body that aren’t problematic yet. This will start to optimize all of the functions in your body by giving more space inside making it easier to operate and heal. Maintenance can restore the daily wear and tear in the body that causes future problems.
Does insurance cover the Rossiter System workouts?
Unfortunately in Virginia, health insurance doesn’t cover this work, but there are a few exceptions to help some people. HSA and FSA cards do work in my office which can save you tax dollars. Also, open auto accident claims are covered by auto insurance with medical riders (no discounts are available on auto claims due to extra paperwork needed). Health Insurance coverage limits your care to medicine and other invasive procedures that usually treat the symptoms and not the cause. We should feel empowered to get ourselves to a healthier state and maintain that naturally without the restrictions of the current insurance and healthcare system. Most all joint and soft tissue problems can be resolved much more efficiently and non-invasively with advanced bodywork and manual therapy done in my office.
2 specials: 1) During your advanced bodywork sessions show that you did a Facebook “check-in” and I’ll mark it down. After 5 check-ins, your next session is $20 off. 2) Refer a new client for advanced bodywork and get $20 off your next session.
Further Information about Rossiter can be found on these websites:
- The theory behind The Rossiter System - from a Rossiter Coach in Glenwood Springs, CO
- For even more information - from the Official website of The Rossiter System.
Interview by Rossiter Coach/Instructor:
FASCIA AND RECENT RESEARCH:
- (short article) Why Fascia is Cool Written by a yoga instructor, not a Rossiter Coach.
- (Longer article) Why Fascia Matters Written by a yoga instructor and Rolfer, not a Rossiter Coach.
CORTISONE SHOTS: - http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/looking-for-alternatives-for-back-pain-relief/http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/18/looking-for-alternatives-for-back-pain-relief/
SPORTS: Rossiter for Injury Prevention
A whole body wellness approach:
We should all know that our body is always in communication with you and telling you when something is bad. Aches, pain, and stiffness is communication that problems have already settled in and the body wants you to do something about it. This may have been from a sudden accident or in most cases building over time. It's not as obvious when it's building over time which means we need to be doing something already to keep our body functioning optimally. And guess what, some of our attempts at being healthy can possibly be either causing other problems or we just aren't getting the full benefit because our body gets tight and out of balance in certain areas creating limitations. You hear of a lot of people getting hurt in the gym or in sports (even with good body mechanics and lots of training). Also, healthy food and vitamins, water, and oxygen can't get to every cell in the body as efficiently when there is restriction which can lead to all kinds of health problems including cancer. The body must be open and free throughout so that blood can carry in the nutrients, water, and oxygen as well as expel the waste in the body. The immune system even gets compromised from the restrictions. A body with less restriction in the tissues and joints gets injured less, heals faster, and performs much greater. These restrictions are in the stretchy dense web of connective tissue (sometimes referred to as fascia) that holds together every cell in your body including nerve and muscle cells. This connective tissue gets bound up and restricted over time, with over use, lack of use, injuries, bad habits, and even good habits and is difficult to correct without the help of a trained practitioner. The Rossiter System is a very effective approach to reconditioning the fascia in the body giving more freedom of movement, quick pain relief from head to toe, increased circulation, and better communication of nerves and hormones. Most people try the Rossiter System for pain and stiffness, but the benefits do not stop there. Regular sessions of the Rossiter System will optimize and maintain your bodies function and performance help prevent injuries, allow better distribution of food, water, and air, and make you feel really good.
My Guarantee: When trying The Rossiter System(R) at my office, if you don't see any progression in your pain or movement while in my office on your first visit then you don't pay a penny.
**If you have had cortisone shots or surgery in the problem area you might see less progression at first and you could need more sessions than typical to get through your recovery, but everyone is different.
**If you have severe osteoporosis it is not recommended that you use The Rossiter System(R).