Rosen Method practitioners are trained to notice restricted breath patterns, to identify chronic muscle tension and to enhance awareness through verbal communication. They are also trained to work with insights, memories and emotions that may arise in a non-judgmental manner. When the body no longer needs to hold itself together through muscle tension, the energy used to keep the holding in place is released. The client often experiences more vitality, self-connection and a renewed sense of choice and purpose in life.
Receiving Rosen sessions brings greater awareness of what may be important in a client’s life. Rosen Method is a way of exploration for people who would like to connect more to their body’s inherent loving wisdom – to live their unrealised potential. Rosen Method helps to integrate the physical, emotional and spiritual within, and the client may transform this awareness into choices of positive action.
Attending a workshop or intensive enables a client to gain an overview of Rosen Method Bodywork (RMB) and how it works, and supports the client in receiving sessions.
Before a session
A practitioner will ask a prospective new client why they would like to experience Rosen sessions. They will also ask about important health issues and other relevant information before setting up an appointment. Practitioners will explain their availability and charges.
This is an opportunity for the client to ask any questions or raise any concerns that they may have.
During a session
A Rosen session lasts for about 50 minutes. The client lies on a massage table. Using their hands, the practitioner gently feels the muscular tensions of the body. This ‘listening touch’ and the dialogue between practitioner and client can lead to a deep relaxation in which chronic muscle tension may release and emotions may be experienced and processed.
Many clients are new to this kind of non-intrusive touch, where the aim is not to fix the client but to bring about ease and relaxation. The aim of the session is to establish contact and awareness. There is more time for thoughts, feelings and sensations to be experienced fully – leading over time to a more integrated experience of the self and greater self-acceptance.
Sometimes clients laugh or cry, experience memories or feelings, and sometimes they have a profound sense of connection with life. Sessions are as varied as the individuals who choose to experience them.