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."
Andrew Weil, M.D., Author, Director of Program in
Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
The Trager® APPROACH, developed by Milton Trager, M.D., is a
pleasurable way to relieve stress and unnecessary tension. It is a
way to access and reclaim the joy, vitality, and fullness of our
A Trager® session is a blissful feeling experience. Benefits are
received on all levels of our being - physical, mental, emotional,
and spiritual. There are two components of Trager® - tablework and
In a Trager® session, the practitioner, in a meditative state that
Dr. Trager calls "hook up", initiates gentle rhythmic rocking,
stretching, and shaking type movements which reverberate throughout
the body of the client. These motions remind the body of its natural
state of fluidity and elasticity and lull the body/mind into feeling
states of deep ease, peace, and profound relaxation.
the Trager® website for more detailed information and articles.
Sessions typically take 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 hours. Shorter sessions are
available. The session also includes some instruction in "Mentastics®"
(self-care movements) that the client can use at home or anywhere to
bring back the positive, peaceful, pleasurable feelings
experienced on the massage table into their daily activities.
What my clients have to say...
"I highly recommend Lorraine Lewis as a practitioner of
Trager®® and healing. She creates an atmosphere of deep
peace and nurturance that allows one to fully release
the tensions of life."
-- D. Gulick, Intuitive Spiritual Counselor
"Thank you for your skillful and
prayerful Trager®® and energy work.
Wellness is such a gift. You are a
-- J. Barber, Teacher
"I thoroughly enjoyed and benefited from
your Trager®® - it is the most
non-invasive and natural technique that
I have experienced, and I am still able
to use some of the techniques myself in
reminding my body to relax and make
space for itself. Thank you and I
will enjoy another visit again with you
and recommend you to others. Also,
thanks for following up: that is a first
with any massage I have ever received."
-- G. Simon, Realtor
"A Trager®® with Lorraine rebalances my
body with gentle persuasion, soothing
away the tension of a busy life. My body
and soul feel reunited. Thanks for
Lorraine!" -- M. Neill, Psychotherapist