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Rosen Method

Rosen Method™ bodywork encourages physical and emotional awareness through working with muscle tension. The practitioner facilitates the relaxation process through awareness, touch, and words.


Marion Rosen worked as a physiotherapist for over 30 years. She believed that breath work is an essential component to help a person experience fuller and freer movement and breathing.

In the late 1950s, her work began to focus on lighter touch, somatic work, and range of motion movement classes. Rosen began to instruct others in the technique in 1972; the technique was formalized in 1980.


Rosen Method™ treatment is held in classes in spacious rooms. The practitioner teaches clients movements that are designed to slowly open up the range of motion and create the experience of ease in motion and in breath. The movements are done independently while standing in a circle, in partnerships, and while on the floor, and are usually accompanied by music. Clients learn at their own rate.

In Rosen Method™ bodywork, treatment is performed with the client lying clothed on a massage table. Gentle, but sometimes moderately deep, massage- style touch creates space for tension and contracted muscles to let go and return to their optimal condition. The breath is monitored as a key diagnosis method during treatment, indicating when the body has learned to let go of stress and tension.

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Rosen Method™ is a whole-body treatment that focuses on reshaping and re-educating the body in a gentle way to allow the client to fully experience freedom in their body and movement. In moments of deep relaxation, Rosen Method™ may release long held feelings and memories from the past. 


A level of training that includes every competency component needed to safely and appropriately apply the treatment.


An additional treatment that first requires the practitioners to be trained in an appropriate related discipline.