Sylvia Nobleman, R.N.

Unique Therapeutic Touch in the Napa Valley

Discover Rosen Method

Rejuvenate           Restore            Recover

Rosen Method bodywork, internationally recognized in the field of somatic therapies, combines nurturing touch and dialogue to help release chronic muscle tensions stored in your body.

Marion Rosen and Sylvia Nobleman  -  February, 2010

Marion Rosen, P.T., developed Rosen Method bodywork and movement over the past 65 years through her work as a physical therapist. In the mid-1970s she began to teach the Rosen Method in the USA. She drew on her early training in relaxation and breath work with leaders of the pre-war German somatics movement.

This personal and sensitive approach to massage not only deeply relaxes the mind and body, but also may help you uncover the origins of your accumulated stress.

Today, Marion Rosen's unique approach to optimum health and well-being through awareness and acceptance is available to you in hundreds of cities around the world.

Links and Publications:

The Rosen Method Professional Association (RMPA) is a worldwide organization promoting the practice, growth, and evolution of Rosen Method Bodywork and Movement.

Massage & Bodywork Magazine - May/June 2011
"Rosen Method Bodywork - Study Points to Benefits of Integrative Program"
By Maracie Wilson and Sylvia Nobleman, with Helen Morgan     Pages 58-67

Massage & Bodywork Magazine - March/April 2011
"The Brain and Bodywork-Exploring Pain Through Body Sense"
By AlanFogel    Pages 55-61

Executive Wellness Program: An Integrative Wellness Approach Utilizing Rosen Method Bodywork, Maracie Wilson & Sylvia Nobleman, pp. 4 - 10. Volume 2 Issue 1 - 2009
People who participated in an employee wellness program in California that included Rosen Method Bodywork along with diet and exercise showed significant reductions in blood pressure, body weight and body fat and an increase in perceived quality of life.

Rosen Method Bodywork: Accessing the  Unconscious Through Touch
by Marion Rosen with Susan Brenner

Marion Rosen: "With touch, there is an awareness in the cells of the body that bypasses intellectual knowing. Touch seems like a sword cutting through the red tape, finding the core of the barrier, of the suffering, of the holding."

Touching the Body Reaching the Soul: How Touch Influences the Nature of Human Beings by Sandra Wooten

For more information about this book, see To purchase, send mailing information and check for $15.95 + $2 shipping and handling to:
Sandra Wooten
23 Altarinda Road
Orinda, CA 94563

Rosen Method - An Approach to Wholeness and Well-Being Through the Body
by Elaine L. Mayland, Ph.D.

The Rosen Method of Movement
by Marion Rosen and Sue Brenner

The Rosen Method - Coming Alive and Staying Alive in the 21st Century
by Marilyn J. Davis
The Rosen Method International Journal
Alan Fogel is Editor of The Rosen Method International Journal, intended for in-depth articles related to Rosen Method. The journal is available on-line, and articles can be read on-line or can be downloaded and printed for free.

The journal seeks to publish articles substantially about Rosen Method in the form of case reports, historical essays, innovations in teaching and treatment methods, discussions of theory and practice, reviews of scientific findings, original research, and book reviews.

Rosen Method on YouTube
Demontrations, interviews, and lectures on Rosen Method Bodywork.

Interview with Marion Rosen - World Massage Forum

Rosen Method on Infohelix, A Resource for Complementary and Alternative Healing

February, 2010  Article in San Francisco Chronicle's Datebook

The Psychophysiology of Self-Awareness: Rediscovering the Lost Art of Body Sense

by Alan Fogel

Infants, before they can conceptualize or speak, learn to move toward what makes them physically feel good, and away from what makes them feel bad. From birth, embodied self-awareness—an intimate knowledge of our bodily sensations and needs—is essential to our comfort and well-being. Our ability to continue to cultivate and enhance an awareness of these sensations throughout our lives is essential for learning how to successfully navigate in the physical and social world, maintain optimal health, and avoid injury and stress.

However, in fast-paced technological societies such as ours, it is all too easy to lose this body sense, as we sit staring at a computer screen all day, ignoring our physical sensations or sore muscles, caught up in our racing thoughts. Physical injury, psychological stress, and trauma also often lead to the loss of our ability to monitor and regulate our basic body functions. The resulting stress-induced muscle tension or trauma-induced sense of numb disconnection from oneself and one’s surroundings often brings people to the doctor’s or therapist’s office. Fortunately, there are many ways to restore the connection to our lost body sense.

In The Psychophysiology of Self-Awareness, Dr. Alan Fogel explains the neurological, anatomical, and psychophysiological sources of embodied self-awareness, to help clinicians and therapists understand the bases of these sensations. This helpful exposition is supported by everyday, clinical examples of how we lose embodied self-awareness, including the author’s work with injured and traumatized clients. Drawing  on recent  research in developmental neuropsychology, biology, and psychology,  Fogel presents an array of options for regaining and cultivating self- awareness, including psychotherapy, awareness-based touch  and movement therapies, meditation,  engagement with the natural world, the performing arts, and many complementary and alternative  medical practices. Balancing science with clinical practice, The Psychophysiology of Self-Awareness highlights the nuanced relationship between mind and body, and how best to nurture that essential relationship.

“This book is a rare work in its crossing of two worlds: the intricate, technical world of  psychological and biomedical research, with its increasingly sophisticated technologies and languages; and the lived world of becoming mature adults.  Alan Fogel succeeds in weaving together these disparate worlds with his lucid writing grounded in his thorough understanding both of the importance of embodied self-awareness in our ordinary lives and the sciences that make sense of that dimension of our being.  It is an eminently practical book, providing many clues for how we might expand the benefits of embodiment in negotiating the challenges of our lives and, at the same time, gain a familiarity with the scientific basis for their efficacy, thus counteracting inevitable tendencies toward self-doubt and cynicism.”—Don Hanlon Johnson, PhD, professor of somatics, CIIS and author of Everyday Hopes, Utopian Dreams: Reflections on American Ideals (

"It is a truly revolutionary act to render our vague, instinctual knowledge about the body and self awareness into something understandable, urgent, and applicable to our workaday lives.  In so doing, Alan Fogel has laid a solid and comprehensive foundation for far-reaching changes in psychotherapy, medicine, and everyday life."—Daniel Stern, MD, Honorary Professor of Psychology, University of Geneva and Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Cornell University School of Medicine.


"This work is about transformation –

from the person we think we are

to the person we really are."

–Marion Rosen

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