Things to Bring
You'll want to wear yoga-type clothing and fitted leggings, with layers that you can easily take on and off while giving and receiving.
A Pen and highlighter for the classroom part of the workshop.
Sarga Bodywork workshops require that you print your manual at home to bring with you to class. DeepFeet Bar Therapy workshops will have a printed manual for you when you arrive to class on Day 1.
Lunch. We have a full kitchen to refrigerate, warm-up, cook, etc. There are several restaurants less than a mile away, as well.
Plenty of snacks. Your blood sugar will spike between giving and receiving bodywork.
Water bottle. We have reverse-osmosis water at the studio.
Flip Flops without any fabric that can be sanitized between treatments.
Linen requirements differ for every workshop. Please refer to the class email you will receive for the specific workshop you are registered for.
LINEN RENTAL AVAILABLE: ADVANCE NOTICE REQUIRED
Make sure your toenails are short and filed.
Use a Foot File to soften the skin on your heels. You can test the softness of your feet on the inside of your forearm.
Take off your shoes and go Barefoot! Play around with different things that you wouldn't normally touch.
Try massaging one foot with the other, listening to what both of your feet are feeling.
Flexibility and Fitness
Don't be discouraged if you find yourself exhausted and a little sore after day one. This is normal and to be expected. You will build strength throughout your practice sessions and in your business. Here are some helpful tips to get you going before you come to class.
Strengthen your core. Do what you like the best to accomplish this. Here's a video of an exercise that mimics the movement of some seated work we do in barefoot massage.
Strengthen your arms. We pull ourselves up frequently using upper body strength. You are going to get a fabulous workout everyday doing barefoot bodywork.
Stretch your calves. Some protocols are easier if we pin specific limbs as we work. Sustained dorsi-flexion of the foot is needed in order to pin rather than put weight upon the client.