What is Trager®?
Trager® Approach is a pleasurable approach to movement education and mind-body integration. In both table work and the self-guided practice, gentle touch and rhythmic movements reach the mind and teach the body how to be fully relaxed and mentally clear.
The Trager® Approach is an innovative form of touch and movement education developed by Milton Trager MD. Beginning in his late teens, Milton discovered how his own movement and state of mind directly influenced how he felt. After more than 50 years of bringing profound change to thousands of individuals the work evolved into what has come to be know as the Trager® Approach.
No heavy or painful pressure is used in Trager®. Paradoxically the work is felt on a deep level, or from the inside outward. The practitioner will greet your nervous system as a friend and guide you into a feeling of deep restorative and functional ease. A Trager® session is pleasurable to receive and choreographed for seamless and meaningful integration into your work, play and exercise.
Trager® has an equally positive effect mentally, people often remark on how deeply relaxed and calm they feel after receiving a session.
Patterns of acute and chronic tension have the opportunity to experience a softening and settling into a more natural and rested tone. This process helps re-establish a new base-line of self-awareness for a continuing freeling of freer movement and evolving empowerment.
The practitioner facilitates a positive feeling experience for the client. In a pleasant atmosphere the clients mind and body are naturally receptive to learning easier and painfree ways to move and function.
A unique principle of this approach is the practice of self-care movements called Mentastics® coined from the words mental and gymnastics. Mentastics® provide endless possibilities to seamlessly integrate effortless, fluid and balanced movement into daily activities. With equal potency Trager® and Mentastics® can infuse a sense of enlivening and improved daily function for those afflicted with neurological conditions, see Indications, Benefits, Wellness in the menu above.
The quality and expansiveness of your relaxed states have a direct and corresponding effect in your ability to achieve and live in a freer body and calmer mind. The Trager® Approach can help you develop this practical and empowering skill until it becomes habit!
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