Is distinguished by its gentle, direct touch. Using hands that listen rather than manipulate, the practitioner focuses on chronic muscle tension.
As relaxation occurs and the breath deepens, unconscious feelings, attitudes, and memories may emerge. The Rosen practitioner has been trained to notice subtle changes in muscle tension and shifts in the breath.
S/he recognizes these as indications that the client is relaxing and becoming more aware of his/her body and internal experience. The practitioner responds with touch and words which allow the client to begin to recognize what has been held down by unconscious muscle tension.
As this process unfolds, habitual tension and old patterns may be released, freeing the client to experience more aliveness, new choices in life, and a greater sense of well-being.
Rosen Method bodywork was developed out of Marion Rosen’s 50 years experience as a physical therapist and health educator. Her unique approach to bodywork and movement has earned her recognition as a leader and originator in the field of body-oriented therapies. In the 1930s, Marion studied breath and relaxation in Munich, Germany, with Lucy Heyer, who had been trained by Elsa Gindler, a renowned innovator of body therapies. Licensed in physical therapy, both in Stockholm and at the Mayo Clinic, Marion developed the Rosen Method over the course of many years in private practice. Marion’s purpose is to realize a vision of health and well-being by making the benefits of the Rosen Method widely available to the general public.
You can learn the Rosen Method for your own personal development or to educate yourself to become Rosen Therapist. After completion of training you get international certificates from “The Rose Institute, USA.
For courses in Sweden visit Axelsons.se
For courses in Norway visit Axelsons.no
For courses in other countries visit Rosenmethod.org