Modern neuroscience and attachment theory confirms and deepens our trust in using Rosen Method Bodywork as a path to personal growth, increased health and well-being.

Marion Rosen pioneered a new method of healing in the mind/ body connection, based on observations with her clients. Rosen Method Bodywork, and Rosen Method Movement, allow clients to release muscle tension and access their inner resources for health and well-being. Science has since confirmed Marion’s findings and Rosen Method is becoming more and more recognized as an evidence-based care and health modality.

Illness is more likely to develop when our muscles, and bodies continue in a mode of tightness, holding, and defence due to stress, trauma, and unacknowledged and/or unresolved feelings and issues in our lives.

Research articles from leading neuroscience and medical journals show how body awareness facilitates maintaining a healthy balance in the immune system, cardiovascular, digestive, respiratory, hormonal and nervous system. Conscious awareness of how our bodies feel in health, and illness, is necessary for the Nervous System to locate the sources of disease to facilitate healing.

Rosen Method studies have shown improvements in physical health, emotional well-being, and interpersonal relationships.

Alan FogelAlan Fogel Ph,D is professor of psychology at the University of Utah, author (Body Sense: The Science and Practice of Embodied Self-Awarenss (2013)), a Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner, Rosen Method Senior Teacher and founding editor of the Rosen Method International Journal has some valuable insight and research on the practice of Rosen Method and science.

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And also see here for a more recent comprehensive review of research.



Rosen Method practitioners do not direct (clients) or advise. We just ask questions that relate to what they have shared in the sessions. These questions open awareness in the area of holding where we are working. When this happens, deep feelings become active again. What is below the surface of their holding is able to emerge and become conscious to them. It seems that in this place of deep relaxation (clients) can contact the loving feelings that had previously been suppressed in order to protect themselves. ( Rosen & Brenner 2003 p.73, Barriers to Love )