A therapy for body and mind; A journey into your most authentic self.
Rosen Method bodywork (RMB) is a holistic therapy that treats body and mind simultaneously, addressing muscle tension as the physical manifestation of inner experience and emotional blockage. Sharing benefits with both psychotherapy and massage, RMB is uniquely therapeutic in it’s combining of reflective, inquisitive dialogue with gentle touch.
Every experience a person has is recorded in the body. Those experiences which overwhelm become repressed, and muscle tension ensues to maintain the repression. As a result, passion –life energy, also becomes repressed and a person’s sense of self becomes muted. The result can take many shapes, physically and emotionally, always leading to unnecessary suffering.
RMB explores the roots of a person’s pain, through relaxation and embodied awareness. Through awareness, being witnessed and supported, habitual tension patterns and the psychological roots of such can soften and release. It is like clearing out the cob webs of one’s life, so that there is literally room to move and breathe.
RMB is most recommended for:
Digestive Issues [Non-Diet Related] | Frequent Headaches | Chronic Pain | Asthma
Postural Habits | Long-Term Nervous System Imbalances [Anxiety, Depression]
Intimacy and Relationships | Body-Image and Acceptance | Trauma | Grief
Creative Stagnation | Caretaker Burnout | Personal Growth
Infertility [Support] | Sexual Repression & Fear
What to expect during an RMB session:
+RMB sessions are 60 minutes. Allow up-to 70 minutes for pre-session check-in.
+RMB is practiced on a massage table. The client is disrobed to his / her comfort level and draped comfortably with a sheet. Neither oil nor face cradle are used.
+The entire session involves touch, while the amount of talking is variable. Dialogue is entirely organic to the moment and generally includes questions and observations from the practitioner; and sharing of what is felt or experienced by the client.
How to make the most of RMB:
+RMB is a therapeutic process, sessions are recommended weekly or bi-weekly for a minimum of 3-months. Many choose to continue for years.
+Plan decompression time after sessions. Do not rush back to work or social obligations.
+RMB amplifies traditional forms of psychotherapy and physical therapy. For those concurrently in psychotherapy, it is best to have your RMB session precede your psychotherapy session.