body work in a new dimension
“The Trager Method or Trager Psychophysical Integration is a gentle physiotherapeutic treatment method in which physical and mental aspects are equally involved in the treatment. The method was developed by the American physician Dr. Milton Trager (1909-1997).”
” Wikipedia about the Trager Method
In this video, Roger Tolle treats a client with Milton Trager joint loosening. The sensitive and attentive movements of the body therapist are conspicuous. The Trager therapy is based – like the similar Alexander technique and the Feldenkrais method – on the conviction that the human being is an organism in which all mental, spiritual and physical processes are inseparably connected with each other.
The client learns both passively and actively to develop a relaxed presence and to integrate it into his everyday life. As a result of the treatment, a subjective feeling of greater freedom and ease is often reported. In addition, it is assumed that positive psychological changes are achieved through changes in the physical movement organisation. (Wikipedia)
2 Basic principles of Trager Massages
1. Feel weight
When ‘feeling weight’, the muscles become long and they relax. Relaxed muscles allow a better supply of the blood and lymph vessels as well as the nerves. A better supply means better health, vitality and well-being.
2. Contact in wave movements
Because in the Trager method the wave movements along the muscle chains run through the whole body, the whole body feels addressed. Body and mind are experienced as a unity. A feeling of wholeness and freedom develops.
In the space of MU
The Trager work is body therapy with gentle, flowing movements. The body therapist and the client perceive together which movements flow easier, rounder and more freely. Effort means effort and this leads to tension. We decide to do nothing in a MU massage. This is the space of MU.
Massages in the spirit of MU
Each session is unique.
It is based on the moment
and the need of the recipient.