Definition of Trager in English:



  • [mass noun] A type of low-impact massage therapy, used especially in treating neuromuscular disorders.

    • ‘Emma is one of two Trager practitioners in Ireland.’
    • ‘Because some pain still lingered, the physician's assistant gave me a prescription for one more therapy - Trager, a form of bodywork in which a therapist teaches you how to move without pain.’
    • ‘After discovering Trager treatments, she began noticing significant changes in her stamina, her flexibility and her choreography.’
    • ‘Your Trager practitioner performs many different types of gentle movements on your body.’
    • ‘She is a Certified Trager Practitioner and a Reiki Master who has been practicing Trager for nearly five years and has been a certified practitioner for two.’


1980s: from the name of Milton Trager (1908–97), the American doctor who invented the technique.