What is SARGA BODYWORK?
SARGA BODYWORK is a barefoot massage method that employs the use of a fabric strap fastened to a massage table to deliver therapeutic myofascial and deep tissue techniques. This fabric strap is used by practitioners for stability and to add tensional and gravitational force to specific manual therapy methods. These methods, combined with the broad contact surface of the foot facilitate less restriction and more ease and relaxation in recipients’ bodies.
SARGA BODYWORK MARRIES METHOD AND DESIGN, enabling practitioners to gain tensional support and force with a fabric strap fastened to a massage table or floor-mat. In addition to support, the Sarga Strap can be transformed into a variety of tools, and facilitates a wide range of body mechanics for the practitioner. By pulling up on the strap while applying downward pressure, practitioners gain tensional force that can then be transferred onto the recipient’s body. Utilizing high-tack lubrication, gravitational and tensional force, practitioners can deliver consistent, oblique pressure to provide a uniquely effective myofascial therapy.
SARGA BODYWORK encourages myofascial technique over effleurage or deep tissue techniques. We define myofascial technique as manual therapy characterized by sustained, oblique, and high-tack contact with the aim of stimulating a stretch response in the fascia associated with muscle (myo) tissue. This technique helps to facilitate length, hydration, and mobility in recipient's connective tissue. We celebrate the broad, densely innervated surfaces of our feet as perhaps the most effective and intelligent tools for this purpose!
FEET! are amazing tools, and as bodyworkers, the ability to perform massage with our feet opens up a whole new set of biomechanical options. Use of the feet for massage is an ancient practice, most notably in parts of Asia and the Pacific. Many of these techniques however, do not commonly use lotion or oil for practical reasons . . . to cross the slippery slope of combining lubrication with foot-based bodywork requires structural support. Keralite Massage and Ashiatsu are two elegant expressions of this combination that require use of an overhead rope or a bar for balance.