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What is the Trager Approach? The Trager Approach is a discipline of movement education that aims to integrate mind and body. Using gentle and non-intrusive movements, the Trager Approach helps release deep-seated physical and mental tensions, bringing a feeling of relaxation and enhanced body mobility. Without using oils or lotions during a session, the practitioner moves the recipient gently and with harmony, awakening feelings of deep well-being, lightness and relaxation. This helps retrieve, little by little, awareness of the body-mind relationship. Dr Trager described this feeling and awareness as, “Being in a vast ocean of pleasantness.” The Benefits: Movements that are simple and effortless make the Trager Approach adaptable to all ages and any physical state, bringing benefits to the body and developing positive mental and emotional attitudes. The Trager Approach does not replace the intervention of a Doctor. It is however a valid aid for a wide range of conditions including: back pains, neck pain, stress, movement restrictions, weariness, anxiety, insomnia, hypertension, emotional and physical traumas and it improves the respiratory function. This means that it is an excellent support in cases of psychophysical stress, joint pain and postural problems. Trager Work has also been used to support sufferers of neuromuscular dysfunctions such as ME, MS, Stroke and Parkinson’s. The Session: The relationship between practitioner and recipient is a partnership in which feedback/dialogue is encouraged. The session will last between 60 to 90 minutes. There are two main aspects, which include table work - where the practitioner uses gentle movements within the Client’s pain free range, addressing the full body. Clients may elect to be as fully clothed as necessary for their physical and emotional comfort. Compressions, elongations, light bounces, and rocking motions are imparted through the practitioner's hands in a gentle and pleasurable way. This enables the client lying passively on the table to experience the possibility of being able to move each part of the body freely, effortlessly, gracefully on his or her own. In addition to the table work the Trager Approach employs self-care exercises. The Client can use these exercises to continue and integrate improvement into their daily lives.