Sarga Bodywork featured in the May 2018 Japanese Issue of Hana Hou!, The Magazine of Hawaiian Airlines
English Translation: Hawaii's Original Sarga Massage
SARGA Massage is the latest style of Barefoot Massage that has launched from Hawaii. This particular barefoot massage technique does not use bars that are installed on the ceiling which are commonly seen in Seitai-ho. Instead, therapists utilize a silk fabric that is attached to the table and wraps around their shoulders and arms for support and stability. More controlled and precise pressure is possible by manipulating this fabric, delivering therapeutic techniques to clients.
The word SARGA refers to "Tapestry" in Spanish and "Creation" in Sanskrit.
Therapist Charisma Koffman of Kaimuki, O'ahu Island, who is one of few SARGA certified therapists, says: " Therapist-Client energy exchange happens in regular massages but when wrapped in SARGA it brings an even better connection and a great sense of wholeness as it literally wraps us together."
Koffman took a year-long training at Thai Massage School of Chiang Mai where she learned Traditional Thai Massage and Thai Foot Reflexology and she continues: "It is my passion and pleasure to help improve the client's wellbeing both physically and spiritually through massage."
SARGA certification courses are now offered in the islands.