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, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
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 Apr 24
Paul is a real person who knows what he is doing and isn't stuck in routine.
by Maggie on Apr 21
I’m tight all over from working a desk job for years, and Paul helped work out my tense muscles. He also gave me tips for working them out on my own. Great experience!
by Candice on Apr 08
It's tailored to exactly what my body needs. I was COMPLETELY relaxed both mentally and physically the rest of the day and had the best weekend ever.
by Cassandra on Mar 26
Paul is very knowledgeable and professional. My massage was amazing. I will definitely be back!
by Tara on Mar 16
Best massage I’ve ever had! Paul is an extremely knowledgeable and talented masseuse, with very strong hands! He evaluated and addressed the problems that I needed to be helped most, and even went over our time so that he could finish properly. I’m looking forward to my next massage soon!
by Tess on Mar 11
What a great experience! I could not be happier with the entire massage from the directions to the way I feel! It made me realize how much more often I should be getting body work. Not only have I slept better but my yoga practice has improved! I can actually backbend its great! I will absolutely be back!
by Anonymous on Mar 01
i wish i could give 100 stars
by Diane on Feb 03
Paul has healing hands. He listened to what I felt was needed to reduces my myofascial tightness & associated pain.
by Evan on Jan 25
I’ve been seeing Paul for years and he has helped fix me and helped relax me, he is fantastic masseuse and wonderful person. I highly recommend!
by Jennifer on Jan 20
Paul was fantastic, asked all the right questions to get the information he needed to target my problem areas and apply the right amount of pressure throughout the massage. Also loved the feedback he gave at the end, and his holistic approach to massage and body wellness.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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