Gretchen "Rose" Brown is an experienced practitioner, dedicated to promoting the physical, emotional and spiritual health and well-being of those she is privileged to treat in her holistic bodywork practice. "I am honored to assist people of all ages in healing the source of their pain, stress and trauma, and to help them live their lives with more awareness, balance, and enthusiasm."
Rose graduated from Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork in Madison, WI where she studied CranioSacral Therapy, Polarity Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish Massage, Mother's Massage, Lymphatic Massage, Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic Healing. She is state and nationally certified in Massage Therapy.
Rose has advanced training in CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release through the Upledger Institute, Inc., based in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. She is Diplomate certified, an approved study group facilitator, and a certified teaching assistant for the Institute. Rose is a visiting therapist with Integrative Intentions, Truth Or Consequences, NM, in their adult and pediatric intensive treatment programs. Rose has advanced training in Lymphatic Drainage and Brain Work through the Chikly Health Institute, Scottsdale, AZ.
Rose comes to her holistic body work practice with a Masters of Arts in Humanistic Psychology from Beacon College, Boston, MA, and a Masters of Clinical Social Work from Boston University, Boston, MA, plus over 20 years previous experience with adults, families, adolescents, and groups as a psychotherapist and clinical social worker. She has training in numerous holistic therapeutic techniques including: Gestalt Therapy, Bioenergetics, Psychosynthesis, Eriksonian Hypnosis, Accelerated Learning and N.L.P. Rose has specialized training and experience in treating people with histories of childhood sexual and physical abuse and neglect, rape, domestic and community violence, and other trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
While CranioSacral Therapy and SomatoEmotional Release are at the center of her holistic bodywork practice, Rose draws from her broad experience and knowledge of therapeutic techniques to treat many acute and chronic pain and stress related conditions such as migraines and other headaches, neck and back pain, jaw pain, fibromyalgia, post surgical pain, and digestive problems. She assists in postpartum healing, works with traumatic pregnancies and births, and bonding issues. She works with children and teens with learning difficulties and challenging behaviors. She continues to work with people experiencing emotional difficulties such as grief and loss, anxiety and depression, and to work with a wide range of emotional, physical, and spiritual trauma including head trauma and the trauma of oppression in her therapeutic bodywork practice.
WI State Licensed Massage Therapist, (#2990-046); Nationally Certified, Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (# 403198-00); Masters of Arts in Humanistic Psychology; Masters of Social Work;CranioSacral Diplomate Certified (CST-D). Approved study group facilitator and teaching assistant.
Professional Associations / Memberships
Member, American Massage Therapy Association; Member, American Massage Therapy Association, Wisconsin Chapter; Medallion Member, International Association of Healthcare Practitioners; Member, American CranioSacral therapy Association;