Is it right for you?

Rossiter Stretches aren’t appropriate for everyone.

You must be able to get up and down off the floor by yourself. Rossiter stretches are done either on a mat or a low platform and you stay fully clothed but wearing relaxed comfortable clothes is best.

If you are taking any painkillers – whether over the counter or prescription – you need to have them out of your system enough to judge the amount of weight and effort used for stretches accurately. If you have taken pain medications within 12-24 hours before a Rossiter session, you run the risk of over-working the area. Your body won’t tell you how it is really feeling when those meds are busy fooling your brain.

Are they Medically Right for You?

For the most part, common sense prevails. Here are some things to consider
As with massage, work should never be done on an area with visible varicous veins, open wounds, rashes, sores, contagious diseases or cancers.

Rossiter is not a good choice for you if you are taking – or have taken – Osteoporosis drugs, any broad spectrum antibiotics, or blood thinners including: Heparin, Aspirin, Warfrine is possibly contraindicated, as well.

If you have been diagnosed with severe osteoporosis, Rossiter is not for you.

Special precautions are taken if you have any type of hardware, implant or patch – including:

  • a pacemaker
  • breast implants
  • a Norplant contraceptive device
  • a nicotine patch

Have you had a cortisone injection in the area you want to focus a Rossiter Session on? If you need help with Low Back Pain and have had cortisone shots OR surgery on your low back, we need to approach your pain differently. Expect to work twice as hard for 1/2 to 3/4 the results that someone who hasn’t had shots or surgery would be able to achieve because your connective tissue system has been severely compromised.

You want to allow up to 6 months for scar tissue formation after surgery before trying Rossiter System® Workouts. Make sure your doctor has released you for all activity!

If you’ve ever had Guillain-Barré Syndrome, you’ll need to check with your doctor before undergoing a Rossiter Workout.

If you have any doubts, please check with your doctor before trying a full workout. I’m happy to talk with you about any questions or concerns you may have at any time.


I have know Jane Rackham for quite a long time, and knew that she was an excellent Sports massage practioner. I met her a few weeks ago in the Bath Road, and she had heard about my trials & tribulations with my knee, and suggested trying the Rossiter effect. Having tried many things I thought I would see if Jane could help. I didn’t know what to expect, so when I found out what was involved I wasn’t sure how it would help.

How wrong was I!!

Appointment 1 was an experience, but everything that happened seemed to make a difference, suddenly what pain I was experiencing seemed to have disappeared. I went away feeling pleased, wasn’t sure how long it would last, but happy to go back for appointment 2. Knowing what to expect now, the treatment went well, and again great improvement, I still can’t believe it!!

I ran at Pittville Park this morning, only 10 x 150 metres, but that’s something I haven’t been able to do. No pain, no problems, and it felt normal, again something I haven’t experienced for a long time.

I walk every morning at 6:15 am, a mile and a half, my knee feels strong, and I can’t believe it. I thoroughly recommend the Rossiter Effect, Jane’s patience with a patient who has a little knowledge which is dangerous, so cant speak highly enough about the treatment.

Many people give advice, many people have favourites, but I’m a great believer in trying things out. I’m glad I have visited Jane Rackham and recommend her to all of you.

Mr G Fletcher

11 months ago I was getting increasing pain from a recurring back problem, tried every alternative from chiropractor to acupuncture & every thing in between.

Working on my legs & hips has certainly helped my back, more noticeably though it has made a huge difference to my walking & general movement.

Id recommended Rossiter to any one with muscular problems, No pain no gain.

A very different therapy but well worth trying.

Mike Leeds

Niggles and pains in the neck,shoulders,arms,elbows,wrist,fingers,then look no further than the Rossiter System of powerful stretching workouts.

As a Cellist and Pianist I had suffered niggling aches and pains. Regular treatment from Chiropractors and Thai Massage as well as an intense period of Acupuncture never seemed to completely sort it out. A series of Rossiter Workouts however has not only improved it immensely as well as sorting out problems I didn’t know I had, but also given me some self help techniques when intense practise sessions makes it flair up.

After the Initial couple of workouts I felt like I had new fingers!!

Give it a go. What have you got to loose other than a decline in playing ability.

Mrs J Adams

I’ve had very tight hamstrings since being very small and never managed to touch my toes. When I tried to touch my toes my fingertips would reach half way down my calfs. If I spent a long time stretching I could get within a few inches of my ankles but it would not last long.

After the 1st Rossiter Workout on legs I could touch my toes. After the 2nd session I could put my fingers under my toes. It is now a week since my second session and I can still put my fingers under my toes whilst stood up (with straight legs).

My new found flexibility is amazing and I’m boring friends and family with my new-found toe touching ability.

Mr K Whipday

Just seize every opportunity you have, embrace every experience. Make a mark, for all the right reasons.

Chrissie Wellington, A Life Without Limits