Rosen Method bodywork was developed out of Marion Rosen's fifty years of experience as a physical therapist and health educator. Her unique approach to bodywork and movement has earned her recognition as a leader and originator in the field of body-oriented therapies.
In the 1930s, Marion studied breath and relaxation in Munich, Germany with Lucy Heyer, who had been trained by Elsa Gindler, a renowned innovator of body therapies. Licensed in physical therapy, both in Stockholm and at the Mayo Clinic, Marion developed the Rosen Method over the course of many years in private practice. Marion's purpose is to realize a vision of health and well-being by making the benefits of the Rosen Method widely available to the general public.
"Marion Rosen's 'power of gentleness' expresses what we've all felt
in this universally loved woman. Marion shares with C.G. Jung a
deep respect for the wisdom and self-healing tendencies of both
psyche and body."
--Kay Bradway, Jungian analyst and co-founder of the C.G. Jung Institute, San Francisco
"Marion Rosen's approach suggests ways of
meditation-in-relationship using skillful touch. It is clearly
related to earlier approaches to emotional healing--notably Reichan
work--that allow the person's deeper self to emerge by assisting in
the dissolution of the "character armor." Her book will help the
growth of her seminal work and benefit our problematic world."
--From the Foreword by Claudio Naranjo, M.D., author of Character and Neurosis: An Integrative View