What is Sarga Bodywork?

Born in Hawaii, this barefoot massage method employs the use of a fabric strap fastened to a massage table to the massage. (The prefix “myo” refers to muscle tissue, fascia is the connective tissue that forms a whole-body). This fabric strap is used by the therapist for stability and to add tensional and gravitational force. By pulling up on the sarga and applying downward pressure into the client, the therapist efficiently uses tensegrity (when “push” and “pull” have a synergistic relationship.)

What to expect

While standing on the table, the fabric strap is used by the therapist for stability and to add tensional and gravitational force. This technique helps to facilitate length, hydration and mobility in recipient's connective tissue. Myo.Rub is used during this unique massage because it is made from organic coconut oil and Hawaiian beeswax.  This simple, unscented, high-friction cream is ideal for myofascial and deep tissue massage techniques. The thick viscosity and high coverage of this product allow it to last much longer than most massage lubricants.

The meaning of Sarga

THE WORD SARGA has meaning both in Spanish and in Sanskrit. In Spanish, sarga refers to a tapestry woven from many different threads. Since Sarga Bodywork synthesizes techniques and teachings from many different traditions. In this way, Sarga Bodywork is a colorful tapestry of bodywork traditions, carefully gathered and creatively woven into a beautiful quilt of possibility. It is appropriate that this metaphor of a tapestry is connected to the fabric that we hold in our hands for balance and support. In Sanskrit, the word Sarga can refer to a creation or origin energy, made manifest into form. This idea sustains our mission to provide techniques and materials that help inspire bodyworkers to resource their innate creativity in ways that are mindful, safe, minimally strenuous, and fabulously efficient.