The Trager® Approach is the innovative approach to movement education, created and developed over a period of 65 years by Milton Trager, M.D.
There are two aspects of the Trager® Approach; one in which you, the client, are passive and the other in which you are active. The passive aspect is usually referred to as the tablework, and the active aspect is called Mentastics®. Utilizing gentle, non-intrusive, natural movements, the Trager® Approach helps release deep-seated physical and mental patterns and facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity. These patterns may have developed in response to accidents, illnesses, or any kind of physical or emotional trauma, including the stress of everyday life.
During the table work session the client is passive and lying on a comfortable padded table. The practitioner moves the client in ways they naturally move, and with a quality of touch and movement such that the recipient experiences the feeling of moving that effortlessly and freely on his/her own. The movements are never forced so that there is no induced pain or discomfort to the client. To see a demonstration video of the table work, please see the link below.
Once the table work is completed, the process can prolong itself in the Mentastics® movements. These are simple, active, self-induced movements which you, the client, can do on your own, during your daily activities as well. They have the same intent as the table work in terms of releasing deep-seated patterns.
For many people, Mentastics® becomes a part of their life in taking care of themselves, and relieving themselves of stress and tension.
Please browse the videos and articles at www.tragerus.org for more information on Dr. Milton Trager and the following topics related to the Trager® Approach:
Trager® for athletics
chronic pain & illness: chronic spinal pain and dysfunction
headache remedy and Trager® Approach for chronic headache
stress and aging
For general information about Trager®, please visit www.trager.com
For Trager® education, please visit www.trager.nl
To see a demonstration video of the table work, please visit