Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia Pain

Fibromyalgia has many in  constant pain but there is a natural treatment that brings pain relief – the Trager Approach. The success of the Trager Approach is in its gentle style. Clients do not feel pain during a session like they sometimes do in traditional massage. That’s because the session is focused on rebalancing the body/mind so the system goes back to a relaxed state of being.

Many clients who walk into a Trager session with pain at a 8 or 9 level leave with their pain reduced to a 1 or 2. As Sharon Johnson, a person who has suffered with Fibromyalgia for years, says, “A Trager session feels like relief. Warm and fuzzy. I just feel that the muscles of my body have let go and there is that peace, that relief, almost the same feeling that you get just before you drop off to sleep at night. It is like when you are so comfortable that everything is OK.”

A Trager session includes gentle rocking motions specially designed to rebalance the body/mind. This reeducation creates new neural pathways of relaxation. The goal is to re-pattern the system creating a new set point without all the tension and stress it has accumulated over the years.

Trager practitioners teach people how to pay attention to their own bodies and to have the tools to get back to balance when they notice they are tight or stressed or in pain.



Betsy Oldenburg is a Certified Trager® Practitioner with over 25 years of providing pain relief to a wide variety of clients. You may contact Betsy by email at or by phone at 336-288-3145.

The Trager® Approach was the innovation of Dr. Milton Trager. The Trager® Approach has been reported to ease or manage a wide range of conditions including: back & neck pain, stress, fibromyalgia, headaches, migraines, Parkinson’s symptoms, limited movement, carpal tunnel syndrome and sports & other injuries.

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