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service mark for a bodywork technique whose purpose is to train patients to develop awareness of movement patterns that relieve pain and promote relaxation. It consists of two components: tablework, in which the practitioner, in a meditative state, uses touch and gentle passive movement to assist the patient in experiencing new movement patterns, and Mentastics, in which the patient is taught a series of movements designed to relieve tension.
TragerworkA structural integration system developed by an American physician, Milton Trager, which is intended to enhance the interaction between the body and mind, reawakening a sense of “playfulness” in the client. Tragerwork releases deleterious, so-called “holding patterns” allegedly found in muscles through gentle, rocking massage.
Tragerwork therapists use their hands and minds to communicate feelings of lightness and freedom (i.e., “playfulness”) to the client; the aided movement is followed by lessons in mentastics (mental gymnastics) involving dance-like movements, which enhances a sensation of lightness.
Tragering is said to be useful for asthma, autism, depression, emphysema, hypertension, low back pain, migraines, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, polio, neuromuscular diseases, pain, poor posture, sciatica and sports injuries; it is also used to enhance athletic performance by increasing flexibility, mental control, responsiveness and conservation of energy in movement.
n.pr founded by Milton Trager, a method of teaching clients to move in the most effortless and intuitive way possible; addresses psychological blocks to free-flowing movement and seeks to remove them to help clients live pain-free and experience release from long-standing patterns of self-imposed physical and mental limitations.