Relaxation & Realizations: Finding Your Personal Path to Calm
What is it? This 60 minute Rosen Method Bodywork Session is designed for people who want an integrated way of getting both relaxation and inner-connection with themselves.
Who is it for? It’s for people looking for a different avenue to personal growth that includes their whole self: body, mind, & spirit. Often clients have tried various other modalities for chronic physical or emotional pain. Rosen Method helps connect the dots between past experiences, current postures, and expectations of the future.
What is it like? It is a private, one-on-one bodywork session that includes gentle touch and verbal engagement. Some people say it looks like massage and feels like psychotherapy, like psychotherapy for the body. (I'm not a psychotherapist and my work is not a substitute for psychotherapy, but a great complement to it.)
Why do it? Clients leave feeling deeply relaxed, and often connected to elements of themselves they didn't know needed connecting. Sometimes the results are as simple as relaxation, other times the results are profound realizations of how they live in their lives.
How does it work? Private Rosen Method Bodywork sessions combine gentle, direct touch and verbal dialog to invite awareness into the body, creating the opportunity to experience yourself from within, underneath physical and emotional habits.
The verbal and physical responses of the body are followed and acknowledged to allow you to experience hidden aspects of yourself that long to be seen, heard, and felt.
When lying on a massage table, in theory your muscles don't have much to do. Our exploration might include a gentle inquiry into which parts of you are working when they don't need to (unconscious muscle tension) and to allow whatever work they are doing to come to awareness. It is from this awareness that possibilties and choice have the space to arise.
Rosen Method Bodywork is a great complement to psychotherapy in that it often brings up new material to work on in psychotherapy: it touches what is unconscious in the body. Rosen Method Bodywork is also a useful vehicle for bringing the body's wisdom into your meditation practice.
*Relief of chronic tension
*Connection with unconscious beliefs
*Alignment with body, mind, spirit
*Sense of peace, wholeness, enough-ness
*Clarity, presence, aliveness
*Sense of discovery from within
*Acceptance of what is
*Respect for resourcefulness and resilience
"I've been seeing Theresa Garcia for years now -- maybe since 2010." And either she's getting wiser or I'm just becoming more aware of it. No doctrines/dogmas or even self-improvement plans are ever spewed out. For the longest time I would try to put her in my own categories - to no avail. But I could never deny she was helpful in getting me to be more together, grounded and more evolved in my own way. How that works I'm still not sure. I once told her that I knew she did not want anything from me and everything we were doing was for me only. It is a totally self indulging experience, in the highest sense, for me.
Going to her is always an adventure. An exploration if you will. I may have a few things I want to tell her but I never know where we will go with them. I was surprised "I don't know" was a totally acceptable answer. The first time I said it she was very satisfied with it. Seems like the ultimate non-pressure atmosphere for me.
And of course these things ... carry over into my life afterwards. Today was another very good session. My mind was on overdrive. But one thing I'm holding onto is the idea of listening. Not doing, she said. Listening. That feels very freeing. And deeper than listening and deciding what to do and then plan to do. This, I may have thought ridiculous long ago. Just listen to what you're feeling. But now it feels so heavy with the possibility of insight. And so easy and calming. No pressure. It's like lying on the beach and just being and listening." SB in SF