What is Trager?

Client being Massaged

The Trager Approach is a fluid, pleasurable hands-on movement education technique that brings mind/body integration and relief of pain caused by the stresses of everyday living, injury or illness.

Using gentle rocking, stretching, compression and delightful passive range of motion to encourage deep relaxation, Trager restores ease and freedom to movement and invites a state of lasting pleasure long after the session is over.

Each session is designed specifically for your personal challenges and specialImage of hand massage
concern areas, which is modified as your needs change. A session might include following some simple movement suggestions (called Mentastics) while standing or sitting before lying on a massage table for the focused hands-on work. All clients can choose to be either clothed or appropriately draped during each session.

Trager is deeply effective for:

  • Limited movement
  • Neck & back pain
  • Headache
  • Athletic injury and muscle strain
  • Stoke, MS, Parkinson’s, CP
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Pregnancy discomfort

Benefits could include but limited to:

  • Reclaiming the joy of movement
  • Increasing flexibility
  • Moving with ease
  • Feeling energized
  • Restore of vitality
  • Experiencing freedom of the body & from pain Feeling the depth of relaxation

What is CranioSacral Therapy?

CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle healing technique that can produce results by freeing the tissues surrounding and protecting the central nervous system IE: brain and spinal cord.

Iamage of Craniosacral Therapy Using very light touch to assess specific tensions lodged deep in the body due to injury or illness. CranioSacral Therapy monitors the rhythm of the cerebrospinal fluid and removes restrictions, restoring balance to the entire nervous system. This assists the whole body to self-correct at your very core; which encourages an overall state of health and well-being.

CST is performed with the recipient fully clothes, lying on a massage table. A CST session preformed for most children, can either occur sitting, standing, lying or while they are at play or ones lap.

CST is especially effective for newborns who are in distress learning to latch-on during breast feeding.

CranioSacral Therapy is particularly helpful for:

  • Migraines and headaches
  • Dental trauma
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Low back pain

Traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries Central nervous system disorders Emotional difficulties Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Syndrome Learning disabilities Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is lymphedema?

By removing both lymph nodes and vessels in an area, this changes the flow of lymph fluid. Lymphedema is the build-up of the lymph fluid in the fatty tissues just under the skin. It usually develops slowly over time. The swelling can range from mild to severe. It can start after surgery or radiation treatment. It can begin months or even years after surgery.

Here are the signs of lymphedema for anyone who has had a breast removed:

  • Swelling in the breast, chest, shoulder, arm or hand
  • Part of your body feels full or heavy
  • Skin changes texture, feels tight or hard or even looks red
  • New aching, tingling or other discomfort in the affected area
  • Less movement or flexibility in nearby joints, such as your shoulder, hand or wrist
  • Trouble fitting your arm into a jacket or shirt sleeves
  • Your bra doesn’t fit the same
  • Your ring, watch, and/or bracelet feels tight, however, you have not gained any weight.

Lymphedema Therapy can effectively assist in these areas:

  • Any surgical procedure which removes lymph nodes and vessel
  • Congestion of the head and neck areas
  • Assists with weight loss
  • Assists with detoxing acne or any other facial congestion; Belle’s palsey
  • Assists with reduction of fluid build-up from any type of knee or hip surgery