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What is Rossiter?
Over the course of time, muscles, tendons, ligaments, connective tissue, and myofascial tissue start to feel the strain of everyday overuse. It can result from working out too much, sitting too much, or any repetitive motion that overuses one or more muscles groups. You may have back pain or neck pain from sitting at your computer all day, or knee, hip and general pain from working out. You know that if left unchecked it can result in long-term debilitating pain. This can result in a cycle of drugs and surgery that may well be avoided. The Rossiter method is a physical procedure that offers relief without any of the nasty side effects that drugs and surgery so often come with.
Look at Rossiter as more of a workout. The Rossiter trainer will apply body weight, using the heat and weight of the foot in strategic areas of the body thereby creating space in the muscles helping relieve the tension that causes pain. This workout is under your complete control and nothing is ever done to hurt or injure. It is designed to give lasting long term relief for those overworked areas.
Pain is your body's way of telling you something is wrong and should not be ignored or medicated, but addressed. It's actually a very useful tool. Pain limits your range of motion so as not to injury the muscle or joint any further. Pain medication is not only disastrous to your internal organs and addictive, it can actually damage the joint further by cutting off the tool you have been given to protect that area. The most common source of pain in the body is the result of tight or short connective tissue that is responding to a trauma, overuse, or aging . Rossiter helps create this space with warmth, weight, and stretching to help unravel and untighten the connective tissue.
When your body has space, the nerves are free to send the correct signals to help alleviate tingling, buzzing or numbness. When your joints have space, each vertebrae can move freely in the spinal cord, so discs don't get squished and nerves don't get pinched.
Now consider what you have put your body through. Are you constantly stiff or sore? Do get up every morning and take analgesics? Does it seem that no matter how much you stretch the soreness, tightness and pain return? Are you considering a surgery that may or may not work? Why not try Rossiter first?
Let's look at this just a bit deeper so you can get a sense of how Rossiter can help you. Remember the old song, "The foot bone is connected to the ankle bone, the ankle bone is connected to the shin bone" and so on? You really are connected head to toe but maybe more than you can imagine! You are connected head to toe by not only the bones, but by all the muscles, tendons, ligaments and one more crucial substance: your myofascial. It's like a giant tight sac that holds everything together. It also has nerves, fluid, and cells. It scars and holds "tightness". It is a fibrous collagenous net. Think of it as your organ of form. If one part of your fascia, muscle, or tendon tightens, it pulls on the rest of the netting or sac creating imbalance. For example you have four muscles in your quadriceps. If just one of those muscles becomes tighter than the other three it can pull the knee out of alignment. Chronic knee pain causes people to take many unnecessary drugs, and have cortisone shots and countless surgeries performed. Take a moment to consider that one example and amplify it over your entire body.
So with all that thrown at you (and believe me that is just the very tip of the iceberg), you can see if your shoulder hurts, it may be your neck causing it. If your elbow hurts, it may be your hand at the root of it, or maybe if your ribs hurt, or back hurts, well ....you get my point!
The Rossiter technique effectively relieves pain by stretching out the entire band of connective tissue. This allows for more fluid, nutrition, oxygen and range of motion into these affected areas. The longer you have been in pain, the longer it will take to lengthen the connective tissue. The session normally lasts no more than a half an hour, costs less than a massage, and provides you with much longer and effective relief. How long your pain relief lasts is really up to you. We do have to move but if you don't change, correct or modify the behavior that created the loss of space in the tissue or joint, you may need maintenance on a weekly or monthly basis. It is also in your best interest to stretch on a regular basis and eat wholesome non-processed foods along with drinking plenty of water. Session's are offered at My Pilates Studio of Dayton or for an instructor in your area, www.rossitersystem.com. Please call us before the surgeon.
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