The Trager approach is a form of movement education and mind/body integration. Proponents claim the Trager Approach helps release deep-seated physical and mental patterns and facilitates deep relaxation, increased physical mobility, and mental clarity.  The founder, Milton Trager, called his work Psychophysical Integration. He was an athlete, dancer, and bodybuilder. He began doing bodywork with no training and later worked under a variety of practitioner licenses. Late in life, at Esalen Institute, he was encouraged to begin teaching, which he did for the last 22 years of his life.
At the beginning of a session, the practitioner enters into a state of awareness that Milton Trager termed "hook-up," a state similar to meditation. From this state of mind, the practitioner uses gentle touch and a combination of passive and active movement to teach the body how to move with less effort.