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 Wednesday, 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 Bryan on Oct 15
The multi modality approach is leagues ahead, transferring to quicker relief.
by Anonymous on Aug 04
All of it.
by Anonymous on Jul 18
Great technique loosening up my shoulder.
by doug on May 24
Paul is multi-dimensional and multi-talented and generous with his time and attention, which are two of our most precious gifts.
by Anonymous on Apr 12
Paul listened to my requests thoughtfully and then he provides excellent deep tissue massage. As an athlete and a first responder, my body absolutely needs this!
by Anonymous on Apr 03
Paul always ensures I am comfortable and check-in to see if there are any specific needs before each session.
by Anonymous on Mar 24
Applies orthopedic massage techniques were needed.
by Ashley on Feb 07
Paul is very knowledgeable and diagnostic in his practice. His techniques are therapeutic and relaxing. I would highly recommend his services!
by Maria on Jan 14
I felt very comfortable and confident with Paul working on me from the moment I walked in the room! Thank you!
by Anonymous on Dec 16
Amazingly restorative massage, really knowledgeable and awesome massage therapist. Looking forward to coming back regularly!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Blended massage
  • Other
  • Mobile Blended massage
  • Mobile Integrated Massage
  • Couples
  • Orthopedic Massage
  • Mobile Massage

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