StraightLine Fitness Studio
1606 S Lemay, Suite 102a
Fort Collins, CO 80525
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Pain, tightness, and limited movement in muscles and joints occur when surrounding connective tissues shorten and tighten from being overworked. By lengthening and releasing tension in these connective tissues, natural space in and around a joint is restored, allowing freedom of movement and relief of pain.
The average session is 25 minutes long. The client lies on a mat. The Coach anchors connective tissue in key areas, then guides the client through stretching exercises. The workout is intense, but the client is always in control of the intensity level. After a session, the client often feels immediate results (looseness, less pain, better mobility). These results may last for days, but each session accumulate longer lasting results.
Each person’s body is different, and so are their needs. Newer, simpler problems may see dramatic improvement with only one session per week until the body is back to normal. More complex, older injuries often take longer, and may require two or more sessions per week for optimal, lasting results. There are no contracts or commitments; you can pay as you go with each session. You are in charge of your Rossiter program.
Many clients feel a significant improvement after only one or two sessions, and experience lasting, satisfying results in within an average of two weeks of regular sessions. Sessions may be purchased individually, or in a package of 4 with a discount. Contact us for prices.
Using the foot allows the Coach to deliver (client controlled) weight instead of muscle force. Using weight this way is the most effective and controlled method to change connective tissue.
Yes, Rossiter compliments other bodywork very well, however, a new client should not begin other bodywork at the same time.
Too often, people wait until they are in pain before they address a problem. The Rossiter System is the solution to keep your body loose and in balance so you can continue an active, healthy lifestyle. Many clients have continued to use Rossiter regularly as a maintenance tool to stay limber and feeling good.
Richard Rossiter is an innovator and connective tissue specialist who created these powerful stretching techniques out of necessity for his own painful injuries and rehabilitation when other techniques failed. Wartime injuries suffered as a helicopter pilot in Vietnam produced shoulders that were so painful he could barely move his arm.
That’s when he discovered “Rolfing”, a form of bodywork that focuses on lengthening and restoring the body’s connective tissue. Once he discovered the benefits of Rolfing in relieving his own pain, Richard applied to the Rolf Institute in Boulder, CO. He graduated from the institute, eventually becoming a certified advanced Rolfer in 1987.
Richard Rossiter began looking for a way to help people in pain BEFORE their symptoms got the best of them. As a result, he created The Rossiter System, a highly evolved series of stretches that allow his principles and pain-relief approaches to be used virtually without limit in the workplace by trained employees and supportive managers. In 1990, he formed Rossiter & Associates Inc.