The Trager Approach
THE MOVEMENT SENDS THE MESSAGE
The Trager Approach is a way of learning through movement and touch. In sessions, you receive repeated lessons in what it feels like to move with more and more ease and freedom. Your head, neck, shoulders, arms, legs, back and torso are supported, gently moved, elongated, jiggled and rocked in your body's natural rhythms. As your mind and body yield and relaxes to these soft, wave-like movements, tensions disappear and new movement patterns become possible.
HOW DOES IT WORK
Holding stress in the body is a learned response pattern that can be unlearned, Dr.Trager believed, "Nothing can change until the old pattern is broken." Trager work is unique because the client is taught simple self-care movements, called Mentastics®. These movements are used to integrate and sustain the feelings of relaxation and freedom found during a session. New and healthier patterns CAN be learned. Rather than masking the symptoms, Trager seeks to address the source of imbalance and create lasting change.
The Trager approach can help alleviate the discomforts and stresses of everyday life, and can allow the client to approach greater fluidity and freedom of movement. The sessions are cumulative, with subsequent sessions allowing for deeper and longer lasting change.
Feel like a dancing cloud
Trager includes table work guided by a certified practitioner.
You will also receive instruction in the use of self-care movements, called Mentastics. Integrating Mentastics in your daily life will allow you to enhance, remind, and recall feeling of ease, freedom, flexibility and joy.In the table work, the practitioner will lightly touch you - gently rocking, swinging, stretching, and applying pressure. The movements create waves of motion that pass from the extremities and then resonate with your deepest core levels. As you and the practitioner uncover places of restriction, you learn how to play with, to dance along the meeting point between restriction and freedom, never forcing more movement, just allowing the unconscious mind to feel the possibility of something more free and open.