“Have you heard? A new Rossiter Center has opened in Greensboro, NC!” “A Rossiter Center?” “Yes, a Rossiter Center at 1400 Battleground Ave, Suite 213.”
What’s all the buzz about Rossiter? People are hearing about it but are not quite sure what to think about this unique approach to pain relief. Although it is unique, for both the recipient and the provider, it is a quick, powerful and effective way to ‘fix’ people’s pain. The Rossiter System is a system of two-person stretching and its primary goal is pain relief. Very often with Rossiter, the client immediately feels relief from pain and has better freedom of movement – after the first technique!
This extremely effective system consists of a series of more than 170 powerful stretching techniques that two people do together to quickly and powerfully change large volumes of connective tissue in short amounts of time. The Rossiter “Coach” (therapist) has the knowledge of the body, anatomy, and tissue and can help coach the “PIC”, Person In Charge, (client) become an active participant in his or her own health. The PIC must be willing to work hard to fix their bodies with the Coach’s verbal encouragement and instruction. Now that’s teamwork!
A Rossiter System “workout” (not a “session”) is different than a traditional massage session. There is no need for the client to undress. All Rossiter workouts are done with the client fully clothed on a mat on the floor (a few techniques are done in a chair). During a Rossiter workout, the practitioner and client use a team approach to create space in the body and eliminate pain. More connective tissue is able to change during a Rossiter workout rather than with conventional massage. With Rossiter, a foot is the tool. With massage, it might be sharp fingers, knuckles or elbows. Another difference is that instead of listening to Yanni or Enya, one might hear James Brown’s “I Feel Good” as the inspirational background music during a Rossiter workout.
Rossiter techniques are based on three concepts: weight, locking, and movement.
Results are much better if Rossiter can be done on a person before they have been subjected to drugs, splints, cortisone and other injections, and especially surgery. Results are far better on tissue that had not been medically compromised. Those who are likely Rossiter candidates include people who are motivated in personal health and fitness and like participating in health-care decisions. Other potential candidates are older clients who want their younger-feeling bodies back, committed athletes and musicians. However, anyone in pain could likely benefit from Rossiter.
Classes and Rossiter “workouts” are now available at The Rossiter Center. Continuing education credits are given to massage therapists, personal trainers, and certified dental assistants. Because massage therapy can be so physically demanding on the therapist, these new tools can bring the work of massage therapy to higher levels of power, effectiveness, and speed. The Rossiter System can also be taught to lay people who can use these techniques on their friends and family at no cost for the rest of their lives.