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History of Rosen Method

Rosen Method bodywork was developed by Marion Rosen, a physical therapist, born in Germany and trained in Europe with some of the pioneers of Western body/mind therapies.

This early training influenced her work as a physical therapist, leading her to explore the role emotions play in the physical well being of her clients.

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.