Mentastics®

smentastics2Simple, active, self-induced movements that you can do on your own, during your daily activities are called Mentastics.


During Mentastics, the Trager practitioner can...

  • model movements for the client to mirror...
  • give verbal or touch-related directions for the client to follow...
  • make gentle suggestions of easier, more effective movement...
  • suggest motion that recalls the feeling of effortless motion.

Mentastics are simple movements that you can do on your own, during your daily activities. During each session your Trager practitioner will introduce specific Mentastics to reinforce the movement and sensation you experienced during the Trager tablework.

This quality of effortless movement is maintained and reinforced by simple, active, self-induced movements that you can do on your own, during your daily activities—called Mentastics. They have the same intent as the table work in terms of releasing deep-seated patterns.

Your practitioner can lead you in Mentastics movements that affirm and continue the freedom of movement you felt during the tablework.

Mentastics®= Mental + gymnasticsTragerMATA8009

Dr. Milton Trager coined this term for the gentle, free motions that allow the brain to feel the body more freely & allow body movements to exercise the brain.

Mentastics are movements that allow the client to continue and extend the work begun during the session and on the table.

"What is half as much effort?"

"What is 1/10th as much effort?"