SARGA BODYWORK's barefoot massage therapy courses are physically and mentally demanding, technique-based programs. Be sure to prepare your body and mind for a rigorous learning experience! Please refer to the list below before coming to class.
What to Wear
- Wear comfortable clothes that you can move freely in. Ankle-length capri leggings, yoga pants or shorts are best. Do not wear anything that has loose/trailing bottoms as this will get in the way when working with your feet. - For those with long hair, we recommend wearing it back to avoid it getting in the way while working.
What to Bring
- A printed copy of your Course Manual (access to the online manual and a printable PDF version will be available to you after completing your registration). When printing your manual, please conserve resources by selecting double-sided printing in Black & White! - Two clean hand towels per day. - One set of clean sheets per day (one fitted sheet, one top sheet, and one face rest cover). If you are packing lightly and plan to launder your sheets each day, make sure your lodging has a washer/dryer. Please make sure your sheets are cotton flannel massage sheets (not bed sheets!). Note that this is a safety consideration as synthetic/polyester sheets can be slippery for standing practitioners. We recommend the "Standard Flannel" TOP sheets from both Inner Peace Sheets and Sew & Sew(Note that these sheets are narrower in width than your average massage sheets. We prefer this width as there is less fabric to negotiate during treatments. You will also be able to fit many more sheets in a load of laundry, saving time and resources!). For FITTED cotton flannel sheets see: NRG Deluxe Flannel Sheets or Arcadia Organic Cotton Flannel Sheets. - For classes in Hawai'i: If you would prefer to not travel with linens, we offer a $20 linen service and will provide you with a clean set of sheets each class day. - A pair of clean rubber flip-flops to wear exclusively in the classroom for treatments. These should be made entirely of rubber, without fabric straps for ease of sterilizing and drying in-between client sessions. - A nail clipper and nail file in case you need a trim. - Snacks and a lunch if you will not be eating out during the 1 hour break. - Drinking water (refills available at class). - You do not need to bring lotion or a lotion holster as we will provide Myo.Rub and the Sarga Holster for use in class.
- After your registration for a course is complete, you will receive a link to access the course material online. - You are welcome to review all of the course material, however please finish reading "Pre-Course Required Reading" before the first day of class (access to the online manual and a printable PDF version will be available to you after completing your registration). When printing your manual, please conserve resources by selecting double-sided printing in Black & White!
Personal Care & Other Considerations
- Please come with clean, pedicured feet every day of class (clipped and clean toenails and cuticles, filed calluses, etc.). - Please purchase a foot file for personal use. We like the Swedish Clover Foot File which can be purchased online at Amazon.com. - Participants must be willing to disrobe (with appropriate draping) to receive bodywork every day of class. - We recommend not eating a heavy meal at breakfast or lunch, as this is not ideal for receiving/giving bodywork. - Please arrive 10-15 minutes early on class days. - Keep your evenings free with plenty of time to rest. You will be learning a lot of new information and new ways of using/moving your body. The work is deep at every level and it may stir up layers of thoughts and emotions. Give yourself space to integrate the work and use your free time to rest and relax.