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I need help too




I am often asked, "How often do you get bodywork?"


Health and Wellness providers are often the ones who neglect themselves the most unfortunately. I don't believe I fall in that category.... at least not entirely.

I am usually pretty good about getting regular bodywork but I would benefit more if I went more often. Problem is, I am really picky about who works on me.

I will go through phases where I will get bodywork weekly because I need it, and I other times, I will go just once a month.

I find that once a month just doesn't cut it. And my opinion is, that this is true for everyone, whether you are really active or really sedentary.


The last time I got any bodywork was when I was completing my advanced Rossiter training at the beginning of December. I FELT SO GOOD! And I felt so good for about 3 weeks. Then the "too much" sitting happened with the holidays and the cold weather, combined with a reduction in working out {very bad idea}. The last few weeks have been a real wake up call for me that showed up as hip and psoas pain combined with a nasty case of plantar fasciitis. yuck.


So, since I am a rabid fan of Rossiter, I spent the last couple of weeks trying to fix myself by trying to replicate Rossiter on myself. CONCLUSION: IMPOSSIBLE. I won't share the ridiculousness of what I put myself through but it was truly impossible for me to replicate the same effect of doing the Rossiter moves on myself. bummer.


It can be difficult for me to admit that I need help. But I do. I need help. And I am certain that I always will.


So I reached out to the only other Rossiter practitioner in Northern Virginia and I set up an appointment with her. BEST. DECISION. EVER.

I was once again reminded and the transformative power of this work on a physical level.

I can't believe I waited so long to see her!!! I'm sorry, me. I won't ever take this long to take care of you again.


My Rossiter results: Pain in my psoas decreased by about 60%, heel pain decreased by 90%. Plantar Fasciitis usually is worse in the morning, so how I feel tomorrow morning will be a good measurement. I am certain I will need more work and I am going back next week. Because if I don't take care of me, I can't take care of you.


ps.... that picture at the top of this post is one of my all time favorite Rossiter moves. I feel like it gets everything! Especially great for back pain.


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Kate Deriso | Integrated Healing Studio | 481 Carlisle Drive Sterling VA 20170

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