B.A.M. | BODY AND MIND
Honolulu Massage Therapist Charisma Koffman, LMT introduces a new type of bodywork - unique in the world -
called SARGA BODYWORK™, which puts a new spin on an ancient technique. It's a barefoot massage, but it differs from
all other kinds of techniques in that it incorporates a silk cloth to let the therapist provide deeper pressure and stronger
connection to the client.
It's performed by wrapping the cloth around the massage table and the therapist's shoulders and arms.
The tension from that bind gives the therapist stability, which allows more specific targeting of the muscles.
Furthermore, pulling up on the cloth creates tension that translate to deeper pressure. The cloth replaces what normally
would be overhead bars for support.
The word Sarga can mean a type of tapestry in Spanish, but also has Sanskrit roots as well; in that language, it refers
to a creation. "This is deeply meaningful to me as a therapist because I use SARGA BODYWORK™ to create a healing
energy between therapist and client, and here, it's amplified because the Sarga literally wraps us together," says Koffman.
Koffman is one of only a dozen certified SARGA BODYWORK™ providers in the world. The technique is so new,
its founders only began offering courses in Spring 2017. Koffman is a graduate of the first class. She is excited to
show clients the healing powers of SARGA BODYWORK™.
Koffman continues, " The body is a vessel. I am honored to work with people to help them find better health,
both in the physical form as well as the spiritual one.
ABOUT SARGA BODYWORK™- State of Hawaii licensed massage therapists Jivatma Massageur and Daniel Tsukayama
developed SARGA BODYWORK™ as a practical matter. As they explained on their website, "while we love the bold, steady
contact of massaging with feet, (in the past) this type of work often requires that the therapist holds on to overhead support such as a
rope or bar for balance. Over time, the combination of engaging the arms overhead while looking down with the head
can make for a real pain in the neck!" They now offer training courses around the Islands and the Mainland.
For more information about Sarga Bodywork Courses and Training, please visit their website at
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