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holmesla
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   Posted 7/8/2009 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Has anyone tried Rossiter System for their pain? A friend of mine tore some tendons and ligaments in her lower back and was in constant pain. She went to get the Rossiter done and immediately was pain free. She has recommened it to me for my head, neck, and shoulder pain but since I have tried almost everything else and nothing has worked, I am a skeptic. It's kind of expensive which adds to my skeptisism. I am curious to know what experience others have had that have used this system. I went ahead and scheduled an appointment. Below is the website for those wondering about it that have not done it before.
 

Sherrine
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   Posted 7/8/2009 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
The site you put up just is selling this and is of no use.  But, I did Google Rossiter System and found a massage site that showed what they do.  I, for one, wouldn't do it.  I would end up in the hospital.  Also, if you have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, Guillian-Barre Syndrome, etc., you shouldn't do it.  It gives a list of illnesses and problems that people have that shouldn't do this along the left side margin  Here is the site I looked at.
 
 
Sherrine
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holmesla
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   Posted 7/8/2009 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry you feel that way Sherrine, it does offer courses to teach people how to do it, (as it's a two person job) and sells a book. The site is not just selling something. I feel the website does in fact give valuable information about the Rossiter System. I for one have a problem with my muscles in my upper back and shoulders, so I feel this could possibly be beneficial to me. I know this is a relatively new thing, but I figured there would be some one who may have tried it and can put their two cents into this.
 
Thank you for posting the other website. It might be helpful for others to see since it does show pictures of some of the stretches.

Sherrine
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   Posted 7/8/2009 9:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I find that the gentle stretching exercises and gentle massages help me the most.  If I had people stepping on me and pulling on me to stretch the muscles, I couldn't take it.  I'd be a a ton of pain.  If I have to stretch to reach something in a cupboard or closet, I sure feel it for days. 
 
I also wonder why physical therapists aren't using this technique if it's that good and, as the site says, "gets rid of your pain."  That's just my opinion, though.  Let us know how it goes for you.
 
Sherrine


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holmesla
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   Posted 7/8/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Yea, I can imagine that it wouldn't be for everyone. I will definitely keep you posted. I hope this helps, because nothing else seems to thus far.

Stari
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   Posted 7/8/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Sherrine
Hi, I am with you! I would be crying out in pain after a session.
 


solar powered
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   Posted 7/9/2009 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Holmesla. When I was reading the info about this system it somewhat reminded me of ART (active release technique) which my chiropractor does on me. It is sometimes painful at the moment but that goes away. It has been the most helpful therapy I've done for my multiple muscle pain issues which are, of course, made worse by the fibro. There are a lot of these type of therapies out there and I would imagine that they all have some value. I just think you have to find the right one. Unfortunately I think people are afraid of the possibility of pain so don't try something that could be useful or give up too soon. Sometimes that old saying, "No pain, no gain" is true in my opinion. I hope that this turns out to be the right choice for you. Please do keep us posted. Lisa
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holmesla
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   Posted 7/10/2009 4:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree, some people are in pain and don't want to do something to cause more pain. Rossiter is not for the faint of heart, that is for sure.

I tried the Rossiter last evening and I could immediately feel the pressure released from my shoulders. I am not going to lie, it was painful. But you get as much out of it as you put into it. He continues to apply pressure until you can't take any more and you tell him to stop, then while he is applying the pressure, you move different parts of your body which causes those muscles to tighten even more. Let me tell you, it was like a weight taken off of me. My shoulders feel so much more loose than ever before. I still have a headache, but it is not as severe. The pressure is completely gone from my shoulders, but not in my neck. I am considering going back to the chiro to address the neck. I may go do the Rossiter again, just to stretch those muscles even more so.

solar powered
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   Posted 7/10/2009 6:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Holmesla, that is great news. I wonder if Rossiter needs to be done every so often to keep things loose. I know that when I get neck pain and headaches that it is often related to my shoulder which might be the case with you so more sessions may be in order. Can you give us an idea of what the session you had cost? Again I'm so glad that you had a positive outcome. Lisa
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holmesla
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   Posted 7/10/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I think for every person it is different. Some people find relief immediately, and for others it might take a few sessons. I think I will do another session next week and then go from there. I imagine it might be a good idea to do it every few months or so for me, since my day consists of sitting in front of a computer, which doesn't help with the tension I get.

Unfortunately it is not very cheap. For this guy, it's $100 for an hour and $65 for a half hour. Most people only need a half hour. It really isn't priced much different than it is for a massage.

solar powered
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   Posted 7/10/2009 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the pricing info and I wish you continued luck with the treatment. Lisa
Life is the ultimate contact sport. Train accordingly and play hard.

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