Do you find yourself suffering a repeating sports injury? Or are you often struggling with regular niggles?
Then I’m pleased to say I now offer Rossiter stretching techniques which could be just what you’re after.
What is it?
Rossiter is a series of deep stretches that target the body’s connective tissue system rather than individual muscles. The connective tissue system is an all-over network of tendons, ligaments and fascia that holds everything together and most importantly gives the body space to move. It’s our cushioning material and when it’s loose and free we move freely and our joints can move in their full range of motion, but when it tightens we are stiff and restricted and prone to more serious injury.
How does it work?
These techniques use weight and active stretching to loosen and lengthen the entire network of tissue. They are based on the premise that when the body is correctly aligned (good structural integrity) it will move more freely and easily in all directions, as indeed it is designed to do. By releasing restrictions in the soft tissue we can create natural space where it belongs which provides better mobility, freer movement and most importantly pain relief.
Can it help me?
Most musculoskeletal problems have their root in an imbalance and a restriction in the connective tissue system. Signs of this include:
- nagging constant pain
- repeating injury
- tingling and numbness
- overuse injuries
- all over aches including when they seem to move around the body from one day to the next
These stretches are not suitable for everybody and work best on fit & healthy people who lead an active lifestyle but who have got physical tightness or sports injury going on somewhere in their body. They are performed mostly on a mat on the floor so it is imperative that you are able to get up and down with ease.