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 Jordan on Sep 24
Such a great guy!
by Geoffrey on Sep 17
Paul is the best bodyworker I've ever met and I have the privilege of seeing him weekly. He is patient, a great listener, genuinely cares, is highly skilled and custom tailors every massage to my varying needs, physical and energetic. It is clear that Paul cares about his patients and his art. I'm extremely grateful for Paul and can't recommend him enough.
by Taylor on Sep 16
Paul is very skilled!
by Anonymous on Sep 16
I came to Paul via a recommendation, with a fair amount of back pain and discomfort. He took the time to understand my concerns, and our first session was able to identify - and relieve - the tightness that was the culprit. He was incredibly communicative and professional, and clearly a master at what he does!
by doug on Aug 17
Paul is a master and is completely intuitive and present to what is needed and happening in the moment. He is as generous with his time as his attention too.
by tom on Aug 14
great care and feeling.
by Anonymous on Aug 08
Great, friendly, and super informative. Feel 100% better after
by Anonymous on Jul 28
Paul has healing hands and is so nice. Will definitely be back as I have on going neck and back problems.
by Anonymous on Jul 14
Always excellent!
by Anonymous on Jun 17
It was fine, I slept really wel later on

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

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

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