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"This work is about transformation from the person we think we are to the person we really are." – Marion Rosen

Rosen Method Bodywork  is a hands-on practice that addresses the body, mind, spirit, and emotions. It uses nonmanipulative touch and gentle conversation to bring awareness and release to muscle tension held in the body. As one becomes aware of this tension (where we hold stress), what emerges is relaxation of the muscles, ease in the breath, and new possibilities for living one's life.

Rosen Method is a holistic approach to physical and emotional health that releases what is stored in the body—sometimes painful memories, emotions, and old behavior patterns. Learning to be with one's own fears, hesitations, and emotions and listening to the wisdom that comes from the body bring forth renewed creativity and an honoring of our deepest sense of ourselves, our truth.

Marion Rosen, founder of Rosen Method Bodywork

Marion Rosen was the founder of Rosen Method Bodywork and Movement. She died in 2012 at the age of ninety-seven, after a lifetime commitment to curiosity, the human body, and the ways in which a person's true essence can be reached through touch and their own cultivated inner knowing. In the 1930s, Marion Rosen studied breath and relaxation in Munich, Germany, with Lucy Heyer, who had been trained by Elsa Gindler, a renowned innovator of body therapies. Marion Rosen's early training was infused by the interconnection of the psyche and the body. Licensed in physical therapy, both in Stockholm, Sweden, and at the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, she developed the Rosen Method over the course of many years in private practice. With more than fifty years of experience as a physical therapist and health educator, she became a leader and originator in the field of body-oriented therapies.

Potential Benefits of Rosen

  • relaxed muscles
  • greater ease in the breath
  • faster healing from trauma or injury
  • relief from joint stiffness
  • release from old behavior patterns
  • nurturing
  • reduced anxiety and stress

  • deepening awareness
  • trust
  • acceptance
  • learning to receive
  • getting a voice
  • greater capacity for intimacy
  • personal transformation