Rosen method

Rosen method

a bodywork technique based on the premise that there is a connection between chronic muscular tension and suppressed emotions or trauma. Using gentle touch and verbal support and guided by careful attention to changes in muscle tension and breathing patterns, the therapist helps the patient to relax the muscular tension and so to bring the underlying repressed memories to the surface and release them.

Rosen method

A method of structural integration developed in the 1970s by German-American M Rosen, in which neuromuscular tension is viewed as a physical manifestation of repressed emotions; Rosen believed this repression results in holding patterns, which can translate into organic disease. The Rosen method uses gentle touch and verbalisation to draw the client’s attention to these holding patterns; awareness of the holding patterns is believed to be the key to their resolution or release.
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The author, a Rosen Method Bodywork practitioner, also discusses dance movement therapy, meditation, and other techniques.