Peaceful Connection 
"Changes described have included the disappearance of specific symptoms, relief of discomforts or pains, heightened levels of energy and vitality; better posture and carriage with less effort, greater
joint mobility, deeper states of relaxation than were previously possible, and a new ease
in daily activities." -- Deane Juhan, Author of Job's Body: A Handbook for Bodywork, Trager Instructor


About Lorraine

I have been a Certified Trager Practitioner since 1993 and recently a Trager Introductory Workshop Leader. I earned a massage therapy degree from Carolina School of Massage and am N.C. State Licensed (LMBT # 213).

I am a Master Level Reiki Practitioner; a Rising Star Healing Practitioner; an Arcing Light Teacher and Practitioner; and a Certified LaHo-Chi and Angel Light Practitioner. (You can tell I love energy healing!) My most recent certification was becoming a HeartMath® Licensed Provider.

I am a Lay Minister at Unity Center of Peace Church (a non-denominational church that focuses on affirmative prayer and meditation as ways to make conscious contact with our divinity) and have also served with great joy as the Prayer Ministry Coordinator and Team Leader for over 10 years.  I facilitate a prayerful, meditative Healing Circle at Unity on Monday nights from 7 to 8 P.M..
 All are welcome!
Did you ever wonder what you wanted to be when you grew up?  Besides the passing fantasy of what it might be like to be a pro tennis player, I can't say I ever had any idea of what I wanted to do with my life.

After college, grad school and a variety of office jobs, I finally, at the age of 36, began to zero in on something that felt meaningful to me -- what my "niche" might be.

A life changing experience occurred in early 1985 when I arrived home early from grocery shopping to find an injured bird laying on the deck.  Much to my surprise, my hands immediately started pulsating, throbbing and tingling in a way that got my full attention.  My first impulse was to direct this energy coming through my hands toward that bird (though I had no idea what this energy was or "what" I was doing) and to visualize the bird as whole and well.   This was a completely new experience for me.

Lorraine LewisAfter that I kept wondering what that episode had been about and was I supposed to do something more with my hands?

Shortly thereafter, a Reiki training came to town.  I took the class and it felt so natural and right to be quietly with someone and just allow whatever energy to flow through my hands to them.  Some months after the training I remember thinking it would be nice to know how to add some movement with my hands while in this very allowing space. In the summer of 1988, a beginning Trager training came to Chapel Hill.  In spite of my fears and doubts, I felt strongly drawn to take the class.  I found the poetic quote by Milton Trager irresistible:  There is a way of being which is lighter which is freer. A way in which work as well as play becomes a dance and living a song. We can learn this way."

In that first Trager training, I felt like I had really come home to myself in a way that I had not experienced before.  I felt so much more "at home" in my body, and I felt a much deeper level of self-acceptance and ease.

The Trager way of being was in my heart and I knew I wanted to share the wonderful experience of this gentle, yet deep, nurturing, freeing "work" with others.  I am so grateful to Milton Trager for his approach which has helped me to create so much more ease in my life and in my daily activities.  - Lorraine