Paul Zagala

Passionate about helping others.

Massage has been a part of my life since my childhood. I would often feel the tension in others and be naturally drawn to them to help ease their stress. Since about the age of ten, I have been working with individuals to help alleviate neck, shoulder, and back pain. Now as an adult I have had time to hone my skills and study multiple modalities. After doing thousands of massages, I am still exploring new techniques and continue to learn more about our amazing bodies.

Of the various forms of b...

Massage has been a part of my life since my childhood. I would often feel the tension in others and be naturally drawn to them to help ease their stress. Since about the age of ten, I have been working with individuals to help alleviate neck, shoulder, and back pain. Now as an adult I have had time to hone my skills and study multiple modalities. After doing thousands of massages, I am still exploring new techniques and continue to learn more about our amazing bodies.

Of the various forms of body and energy work I have studied, I specialize more with muscular manipulation techniques to help in relieving pain and tension due to overuse and poor posture using various massage and stretching techniques.
My preferred style of work is to start with relaxing the body, reducing stress and balancing the body's various energy systems. This is done throughout the process at some level while I focusing attention to areas of need. Most of my massages are full body, with the intention of bringing balance, though some massages will spend up to 75% of the time only in the areas of specific need. I believe that the more relaxed and stress-free the body is the better the results of even the deepest tissue work will be.
Over the years I have developed a style I refer to as "muscle tracing" in which I literally palpate "feel or trace over" all the muscle tissue throughout the body. Then using techniques appropriate for your preferred style of massage, (more pressure "deep tissue" or lighter pressure) help that tissue to return to a healthier state. 
Regardless of the style of work, whether a relaxing Swedish or a chronic pain reducing trigger point session the most frequent compliment I get is the ability to know, or intuition with knowing where to work on the body. 

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Where I Work
Available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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The Massage Artist

Licenses
Massage

CA # 54964

Education
2014

Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute

Massage

Experience
Bodywork

Bacara Resort - Massage Therapist

Awarded massage therapist of the month within the first few months of working at the Bacara Resort as a massage therapist. Frequently requested by returning guests.

Skilled in many body working modalities

Deep Tissue, Swedish, Reflexology, Myofacial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Tui Na, Positional Release, Abhyanga, Shiatsu, Acupressure, Aroma Therapy, Hot Stone, Access Energy,

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Nov 15
Deep tissue was just the right amount of pressure. Would definitely go back.
by Anonymous on Sep 28
Top notch skill
by Jordan on Sep 28
My session with Paul was beyond expectation. Among the top body-work experiences in my life. Long strokes, flowing movements, good intuition on pressure. I left feeling Grateful, more connected to my heart, clear in my purpose and feeling generous (went home, bought a massage package and started gifting them to ppl I love). Paul is a Ferrari mechanic of the massage world.
by Anonymous on Sep 13
If you have pain it’s very likely Paul can help!
by Anonymous on Aug 08
Paul is both skilled and intuitive, he's got that magic energy that revitalizes you
by Justine on Jun 22
very intuitive care centered in well being
by Martha on Jun 17
I felt like a million bucks after!
by Anonymous on Jun 01
Intuitive and compassionate.
by Terra on May 22
I've had many massages to compare and Paul is amazing!
by Michelle on Feb 17
Professional, great office and perfect massage.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Mobile Blended massage
  • Mobile Integrated Massage
  • Blended massage
  • Couples
  • Reiki
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Mobile Massage
  • Mobile Chair Massage
  • Mobile Reiki
  • Integrated Massage

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