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 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 ...

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 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 focus more muscular manipulation techniques. Helping to relieve pain and tension do to misuse and poor posture though various massage and stretching styles.
My preferred style of work is to start with relaxing the body, reducing stress throughout the process and focusing attention to areas of need. Most my massages are full body though some massages will spend 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.
I have developed a style I refer to as muscle tracing in which I literally palpate "feel" all the muscle tissue through out 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. 
Regards of the style of work wether a relaxing Swedish or a chronic pain reducing trigger point session the most frequent complement I get is the ability or intuition with knowing were to work on the body.

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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 Jan 15
Great massage therapist! Definitely knew how to relieve my back pain. Will definitely recommend
by Martha on Oct 05
I loved the fact that Paul Knew so much about the body! He also spent a little more time than usual on me... which was amazing! I will definitely be back!
by Gigi on Sep 12
Amazingly relaxing- even the parts of the massage where deep tissue was needed were oh so good! wish I could go Every. Single. Day!!!!!!!!!!
by Arianne on Aug 11
Absolutely the best service! Paul was very cordial, professional, and he found knots I didn’t even know existed. Am already recommending to friends and I will personally be back again! Thanks Paul!
by Lisa on Apr 29
Paul is my favorite Masseuse
by Dawn on Mar 22
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! Paul Zagala is as one of the most valuable contacts to have in your phone. I can't tell you how many times over the last several years I have had to call him for emergency same-day house calls and he has managed to find time for me. Paul clearly loves what he does, takes total interest in the body and has interest in complex issues and pain relief (again, speaking from personal experience). He has serious skill and talent that stands apart from any other massage therapist (among many!) If you need a great relaxing massage, Paul is awesome AND if you are looking for someone to get in there, spend time working on you, and get into those tight muscles and problem areas so you can get back to your day, Paul is the man!!
by Candice on Mar 06
Amazing experience, results, and awesome information and guidance. I left knowing exactly what I have to do to accomplished pain free muscles and alleviate stress!
by Debbie on Sep 09
Paul is so accomplished and professional. I already feel an improvement after one massage.
by Julie on Aug 20
Paul is a natural healer. He is taking classes on Anatomy as it relates to massage, and this translates well to his practice! My entire body is showing improvement with his massage sessions, which are just as effective as PT.
by Kristen on May 19
Sheer talent!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Other
  • Mobile Custom Blend
  • Mobile Deep Tissue
  • Integrated Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Tui na
  • Custom Blend
  • Mobile Other
  • Blended massage
  • Couples
  • Mobile Integrated Massage
  • Mobile Ayurvedic Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Mobile Swedish Massage