- Relaxes muscle tension and chronic holding
- Increases flexibility and vitality
- Deepens physical and emotional awareness
- Invites physical, emotional and spiritual growth
- Complements other therapeutic modes and psychospiritual disciplines
- Bodywork and Movement complement each other but can also be done independently
ROSEN METHOD BODYWORK:
Muscular tension or holding can be the body’s way of trying to insulate us from feelings and emotions around experiences that were too difficult or painful to process fully at the time they occurred. Over time, the holding becomes unconscious – we forget we are even doing it or why.
Rosen Method Bodywork contacts and makes people aware of their chronic holding, which in turn allows the holding to release and relax. Energy spent protecting can then go back into living.
During a Rosen Method Bodywork session the client lays on a massage table. Typically, we begin face down and turn over at the half-way point. Draping is required for all clients. (Draping means being covered with a sheet or blanket) Loose, comfortable clothing may be worn or the client may undress, in private, to their comfort level. Underpants are always worn and the pelvic region, buttocks and breasts will always remain draped. I will ask the client if it is acceptable to fold-back the sheet in the area I am working. Skin-to-skin contact is the best way for me to gain information from a client’s body, but the client’s comfort is most important. I encourage the client to communicate with me anytime they feel as though their well-being is compromised. The client has the right to stop services at any time they are feeling uncomfortable and wish to stop.
Bodywork practitioners do not diagnose illness, disease, or any physical or mental disorder; nor do they prescribe medical treatment, pharmaceuticals, or perform spinal thrust manipulations or perform surgical procedures. Bodywork is not a substitute for medical examination or diagnosis and it is recommended that a primary health care provider be seen for those services. Additionally, bodywork is not a substitute for psychotherapy, counseling, mental health care or spiritual counseling. Rosen Method is unsuitable for person’s suffering from acute injury or from serious mental disturbances.
I recommend that, if possible, the client allows some time after a Rosen Method Bodywork session to support gentle integration of the experience. Some people notice that integration of the session may unfold over a few days.
During the session, we may engage in collaborative dialogue. Talking about what you notice happening in your body and in your experience can enhance self-awareness. If I ask a question, such as. “What are you noticing?” a verbal response is not required. The client is always welcome to ask questions or share any thoughts or feelings as they arise.
All communications between us are completely private and confidential. The client must give me written consent to waive this confidentially. Exceptions to this rule are: threat to harm yourself or others, suspected child or elder abuse.
Each session is typically 50 minutes and costs $70.00. Payment is due at the beginning of the appointment. Please ask me about negotiated rates.
Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner and Movement Teacher
Oregon LMT #22157