This course covers all of the equipment and technique adaptations needed to apply floor-based Sarga Bodywork techniques to a raised-table practice. This course also includes a handful of new techniques not previously covered in our other floor-based courses. This course provides 2.5 Continuing Education Credits (NCBTMB #1431). Prerequisites: Sarga Floor 1, 2 & 3.
What you will learn in this course:
• Equipment setup for Sarga Bodywork on raised massage tables.
• Safety considerations for Sarga Bodywork on raised massage tables.
• Raised-table Adaptations for Sarga Strap body alignment and wrapping techniques.
• Raised-table Adaptations for seated and standing posterior/anterior myofascial applications.
• New (advanced) barefoot myofascial techniques.
• "Standing-Floor-To-Table" techniques.
• Lifetime access • Completely self-paced • Over 1.5 hours of high-definition instructional video • Downloadable course materials • Access across all devices • Exclusive access to a private Facebook community forum
Who can benefit from this course?
• Graduates of Sarga Floor 1, 2 & 3 who wish to explore a Sarga Bodywork practice on raised massage tables.
• Graduates of Sarga Floor 1, 2 & 3 who wish to deepen their Sarga Bodywork skills.
• Graduates of Sarga Floor 1, 2, & 3 who want to expand their Sarga Bodywork skills while fulfilling their CEU requirements.
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Equipment details for this course:
In order to safely use Sarga Bodywork techniques on raised massage tables, students are required to either complete the equipment safety training in this online course, or our in-person course, Sarga Table 1. In addition, students will need to configure their massage table with the appropriate equipment for Sarga Bodywork techniques on raised massage tables.
If you intend to enroll in this course after completing Sarga Floor 1, 2 & 3, you will need a different equipment configuration than what is required in our floor-based courses. There are two options for Sarga Bodywork's raised-table equipment:
- Adapt your existing floor-based configuration using the Sarga Attachments for Floor-Based Massage Tables or the Sarga Floor Loops to work with raised massage tables. We detail a quick and inexpensive way to do this in this course.
- After enrolling in this course, purchase the Sarga Attachment for Portable, Raised Massage Tables, the Sarga Attachment for Stationary/Electric Massage Tables, or the Sarga Loops for Stationary/Electric Massage Tables (Sarga Bodywork's hardware accessories are available for both portable and stationary massage tables).
Suggested materials for this course:
1. A raised massage table (portable or stationary) that is 32" in width or more. Sarga Bodywork's signature massage table is a customized Earthlite Spirit Portable Massage Table.
2. A headrest and face cushion. Headrests that can adjust both vertically and angularly are best.
3. Installation of the hardware equipment for raised massage tables (one of the options listed above). Instructional video provided with purchase of this course.
4. A Sarga Strap.
5. A saddle style bar stool for seated work.
6. One set of massage sheets per treatment (1 fitted, 1 top sheet & 1 headrest cover).
7. One hand towel & one small washcloth per treatment.
8. A footbath basin.
9. A sanitizing solution for your feet.
10. A foot file such as the Swedish Clover Foot File.
11. A high-viscosity, high-tack massage lubricant such as MYO.RUB.
- 1. Equipment Configurations for Sarga Bodywork on Raised Massage Tables (2:15)
- 2. Safety Considerations for Sarga Bodywork on Raised Massage Tables (1:55)
- 3. Adapt your floor-based equipment to a raised, portable massage table (tool-free) (2:50)
- 4. Installation of the Sarga Attachment for Portable, Raised Massage Tables (tool-free) (3:51)
- 5. Installation of the Sarga Loops for Stationary/Electric Massage Tables (tools & assembly required) (1:59)
- 1. Back Stroke (14:59)
- 2. Back Stroke -flow into- Glute & Upper Leg, Distally (6:11)
- 3. Moving the forearm (3:15)
- 4. Full Leg (7:18)
- 5. Back ("Chevron") (11:16)
- 6. Standing Trapezius & Paraspinals (Standing-floor-to-table) (9:22)
- 7. Upper Arm ("Deltoid") (13:58)
- 8. Targeted QL (Standing-floor-to-table) (4:54)
- 9. Posterior Side-Body (Standing-floor-to-table) (9:44)
Co-founder of Sarga Bodywork, Jivatma Massaguer is a seasoned bodyworker with a practice based on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii. Her love for barefoot massage and myofascial bodywork has inspired her to create and share Sarga Bodywork with the world! Learn more about Jiva here.
Sarga Bodywork's online certification process
In order to receive Sarga Bodywork certification via our online courses, students must successfully complete the following steps:
- Complete Sarga Floor 1 and the course quiz with a grade of 80% or better.
- Complete Sarga Floor 2 and the course quiz with a grade of 80% or better.
- Purchase Sarga Bodywork Evaluations.
- Submit 20 Practitioner Feedback Forms for review (the downloadable form is available with Sarga Bodywork Evaluations). Your practice sessions should be performed on at lest 8 different individuals.
- Provide proof of massage licensure in the state/country where you practice (if applicable).
- Complete a 1-hour Skype evaluation with a Sarga Bodywork instructor in which you will be expected to demonstrate core techniques outlined in Sarga Floor 1 & 2.
Upon successful completion of the certification steps, you will receive the following:
- A hardcopy certificate signed by Sarga Bodywork founder, Jivatma Massaguer that states you are a CERTIFIED SARGA BODYWORK PRACTITIONER®.
- Ability to use SARGA® and CERTIFIED SARGA BODYWORK PRACTITIONER® to promote the Sarga Bodywork treatments and techniques that you offer in your manual therapy practice.
- One high-resolution Sarga Bodywork logo that you are welcome to use on your marketing and informational media (social media platforms, promotional print materials, etc.).
- Ability to be listed on the Sarga Bodywork Therapist Directory.