Before World War II, she moved to Sweden where she studied physical therapy. In the 1940s, she came to the United States and settled in Berkeley, CA.
During her years working as a physical therapist, she noticed that patients who healed more quickly and did not return with repeat injuries, were those who talked about what was going on in their lives at the time of their illness or injury, that is, made the emotional connection with the physical trauma.
Over time, she developed her unique approach, combining verbal interaction and gentle touch.
She began teaching classes in the 1970s. Today, Rosen Method is taught
in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Russia and Australia.