About

Rosen Method Bodywork is an original form of somatic approach which addresses physical tension. Its unique form of sensitive touch and verbal communication helps people to become aware of what they are holding – physically and emotionally – in their body. When the body is allowed to reveal its truth in a space of non-judgement, it can relax and let go of stress and pain. Rosen Method helps individuals to soften the barriers in their life so that they can live more fully, and the natural feelings of “embodied being” can become a source of joy.

“It’s a language I have known since my first breath – and it’s a language all human beings know. A language we can trust and count on” – Valerie Luoto, Rosen Method teacher and practitioner

It has long been recognised that  touch can have a powerful effect on the body.When we are relaxed through touch our natural healing mechanisms work more effectively; the immune system is strengthened and the breath becomes less inhibited and more efficient. Certain touch encourages the release of the hormone oxytocin, increasingly recognised as an important agent in promoting feelings of well-being and connection.

See the excellent two-part article under Rosen and Science: ‘Rosen Method Bodywork: Practice and Science’ by Alan Fogel, a professor of psychology at the University of Utah. It explains very clearly what Rosen Method is, what it does, and who it is suitable for.