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The Trager® Approach: Connective Tissue: Our Living Matrix of Structure, Movement and Energy

June 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am - June 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm


Connective tissues–collagen fibers and their related proteins–constitute the web that binds all of our pieces and parts together, supporting their physical and energetic interactions.  This living matrix surrounds, connects and penetrates all of our structures, from tendons to ligaments, to bones, to organs, to compartments that hold individual cells in place, to finer threads that penetrate the cell membranes and unite with their interior cytoskeletons.


Its role as one of our primary structural elements has long been known; what has been more recently appreciated are its dynamic and energetic properties.  It is a semiconductor of electromagnetic energy, and many researchers suspect that it is the medium through which the energy meridians are channeled.  And further, it can itself generate electromagnetic fields through its mechanical stretches and compressions, making it a significant source of our bio-energy.


In addition, the living matrix is exquisitely sensitive to pressures, vibrations, and the electromagnetic fields that surround us, transmitting them throughout all the body’s tissues.  It is an informational-transmitting partner to (and perhaps precursor of) the nervous system.


Understanding the dynamic physical and energetic relationships organized by connective tissue between muscles, bones, organs and cells is essential to our understanding of the structure and dynamics of our organism.

With slides, DVD’s and lecture this class will present insights into the nature of this remarkable tissue, from its molecular structure to the extensive anatomy of its fascial formations.  The table work and movement portions of the class will be an introduction to the Trager Approach®and Dr. Milton Trager’s unique method of addressing connective tissue manipulation.

About Deane…


Deane Juhan is the author of Job’s Body: A Handbook for Bodyworkers and Touched by the Goddess: The Physical, Psychological and Spiritual Powers of Bodywork. He has been a professional bodyworker for 42 years. Originally trained at Esalen Institute, he worked on the Esalen massage crew for 18 years. In 1978 Deane met Dr. Milton Trager, and he became one of Dr. Trager’s first students. He continued to study with Dr. Trager until his death in 1992, and has been a practitioner and instructor of the Trager Approach®for 24 years. In addition, he has taught a wide variety of continuing education courses for bodyworkers throughout the US, Canada, Europe and Japan.


This Class is 9:30am-6:30pm both days


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June 17, 2017 @ 9:30 am
June 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
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DiscoveryPoint School of Massage
420 E. Pike Street, Suite 3
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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