Rosen Method bodywork developed out of Marion Rosen's 50 years experience as a physiotherapist 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.

What is Rosen Method bodywork?

Rosen Method  is distinguished by its genle, direct touch. Using hands that listen rather  than manipulate, the practitioner focuses on chronic muscle tension. As relaxation occurs and the breath deepens, unconscious feelings, attitudes, and memories may emerge. The Rosen practitioner has been trained to notice subtle changes in muscle tension and shifts in the breath. She/he regognizes these as indications that the client is relaxing and becoming more aware of his/her body and internal experience. The practitioner responds with touch and words which allow the client to begin to recognize what has been held down by unconscious muscle tension.

As this process unfolds, habitual tension and old patterns may be released, freeling the client to experience more aliveness, new choices in life, and a greater sense of well-being.

Benefits of Rosen Method bodywork?

The results of Rosen Method bodywork and movement frequently include a lessening of pain and tension and an increase in vitality. Many individuals experience a new sense of clarity about their life direction and goals. They are better able to make decisions  which improve the quality of their life. Rosen Method:


  • Relaxes muscle tension and chronic holding

  • Increases flexibility and vitality

  • Deepens physical and emotional awareness

  • Invites personal growth

  • Complements other therapeutic modes and psychospiritual disciplines

"This work is about transformation from the person we think we are to the person we really are" Marion Rosen


About me

My name is Barbro Phipps  and I have been working as a Rosen practitioner since January 2000. 

In 2004 I did an additional training in profylactic massage.

Thirty years as a registered nurse has given me a wide background in the kind of problems that most of us struggle with.

Rosen Method bodywork has meant a lot to me personally. I have today a better understanding of how I work and why. And it has made me aware of the fact that we are all alike and we are all okay.