Mentastics® & The Trager Method
Mentastics is an invented word, created by Dr. Milton Trager to explain the mind/body connection. Mental (mind) plus Gymnastics (body movements) equals Mentastics.
Mentatsics are a tool to consciously re-pattern through movement. When we engage in new movements, the mind is interested because it loves novelty. Repeating a new pattern of movement builds new pathways in the nervous system allowing change to occur. Movement becomes easier, and the mind learns to pause.
Mentastics is a unique, neuromuscular approach to re-patterning through guided dance-like movement that links the mind and body to evoke sensations of freedom and lightness for optimal performance.
There is a state of organic, natural movement that we have as children, that is sometimes eclipsed through the course of our lives. The Trager® Approach guides us back to that natural state where we move in ease and joy and freedom, explore sensations of lightness and balance, dissolve habits/patterns of tension and pain, find openness and peace within, and reawaken to the wisdom of the body. Trager can assist you on your path towards wholeness, whether you are seeking personal growth, or assistance with physical limitations, stress, pain or a movement disorder.
The Trager Approach has also been reported to ease or manage a wide range of conditions including stress, limited movement, back pain, depression, multiple sclerosis, post-polio syndrome, sports and other injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck pain, everyday aches and pains, muscle spasms, headaches, physical/emotional trauma, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, & fibromyalgia.
of yourself and relieve stress and tension.
30 min. - $45
60 min. - $75
Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Results from a number of studies suggest that acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches. Therefore, acupuncture appears to be a reasonable option for people with chronic pain to consider.
Comprehensive Session - $75