Many people seek a Trager session to find relief from chronic pain or limitations. Others come to Trager for stress relief, deep relaxation, personal growth, or increased feelings of joy and wellness. It feels good to move more comfortably, more freely, and with less pain.
The session will always start with a question that engages your mind, your goals – “What do you want to get out of the session?”
“When your body feels good, it works well. When it works well, it feels good. What feels good is a most useful functional signal, often ignored. Feeling good is an easier signal to take in and use than are signals like pain and tension. Pain and tension indicate that things are not working well.”
Joe Lee Griffin, Ph.D., retired Trager Practitioner
The Trager Approach has been reported to ease or manage a wide range of conditions including:
- Chronic back and neck pain
- Everyday aches and pains
- Limited movement
- Muscle spasms
- Poor posture
- Sports and other injuries
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Cerebral Palsy
- Parkinson’s disease
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Movements created during the session are never forced, so there is no induced pain or discomfort to client. The session is meant to elicit positive feelings, and at the end of a session most express a feeling of peacefulness. Individuals who receive Trager report the disappearance or significant decrease of discomfort and pain symptoms. Most report increased levels of energy, more effortless posture and carriage, greater joint mobility, vitality and mental clarity, and a deeper sense of relaxation than previously possible. Many experience what they describe as a place beyond relaxation – peace. Everything is designed and done in a way to support freedom and the experience and expression of possibilities. As body and mind become better integrated, the client feels better balanced and whole.
Dr. Andrew Weil, founder, professor, and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, speaks of the benefits of the Trager Approach, saying:
“Trager work is one of the least invasive forms, using gentle rocking and bouncing motions to induce states of deep, pleasant relaxation. It helps the nervous system’s communication with the muscles so that it can be used as a method of rehabilitation, especially by people suffering from traumatic injuries, post-polio syndrome, and other chronic neuromuscular problems.”
Deepak Chopra shares his thoughts on the Trager Approach:
“Milton Trager’s work will benefit anyone wishing to lead a healthier and more dynamic life.”
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