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Valerie Luoto – Rosen Method Body Work

Valerie Luoto - Rosen Method Bodywork

With gentle, compassionate, non-judging touch, Valerie works with people to help them become aware of unconscious holdings, to bring relief to chronic pain and tension, to find more ease in the body, and to discover new possibilities and new ways of being.

Rosen Can Benefit

  • Anxiety, Depression, Fear
  • Asthma & Breathing Issues
  • Back, Hip, Neck & Shoulder Pain
  • Chronic & Acute Stress
  • Post-operative Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Survivors of Abuse

Rosen also supports people undergoing Infertility & Cancer treatments.

“Rosen is distinguished by its gentle, 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. As 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 recognize what has been held down by unconscious muscle tension.”

What You Might Experience from a Rosen Session

  • Awareness of unconscious holdings
  • Relief from chronic stress, pain, and tension
  • Increased flexibility
  • Deeper physical and emotional awareness
  • More ease in the body, relaxation
  • Openness to personal growth and development
  • Improved function, greater sense of well-being
  • Release of old patterns

Valerie has been in private practice since 1979 and is certified as both Rosen Practitioner and Instructor. Personally trained by and a close colleague of Marion Rosen founder of the Rosen Method. Valerie has traveled and co-taught classes with Marion in the US and in Europe. For a list of Valerie’s classes go to


  • BA – Art and Special Education, San Francisco State University
  • Masters work in Art – San Francisco State University
  • Hospital Chaplaincy Certification – Hospice in Santa Rosa
  • Hauschka Rhythmical Massage Training – 1977-81, Frau Marbach, Hauschka School for Rhythmical Massage School, Boll, Germany
  • Swedish/Esalen Massage Certification (250 hrs.) – The New School of Massage, Sebastopol, CA
  • Rosen Method Bodywork Practitioner Certification (650 hrs.) – Rosen Institute, The Berkeley Center, Berkeley, CA
  • Rosen Method Bodywork Teacher Certification – Rosen Institute, The Berkeley Center, Berkeley, CA

TESTIMONIAL ~ “It feels like magic. That tightness between my shoulder blades that I’ve been holding for so long has disappeared after the session. I literally see trees, sky, and everything clearer and brighter, like somebody washed my windshield.”

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