About Us

At a very early age I realized I had a passion to help people thru massage. Starting simply by walking on my fathers back to release tension, then progressing to using hands and forearms on friends and relatives. It was only natural that I would find myself longing for more knowledge and training. I began training at Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute with classes in Classic Swedish Massage. The more I studied and practiced, the more I wanted to learn. Always wanting to find more ways to help the body. Now with many classes and various modalities behind me, I am working on my Holistic Healthcare Practitioner certification. I find myself continuously taking new classes and workshops to enhance my skills and learn new techniques.

The Massage Artist

121 W Pueblo St

Suite 14

Santa Barbara , CA 93105 map it

(805) 350-5530

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Absolutely the best

    Such a tremendous relief of my symptoms. I'm on my feet 8 hours a day, so this massage is very therapeutic. Can't wait to go back!

  • Loved it!

    I saw Paul because I've been having low back pain and bad, recurring headaches. He worked on me and he seemed to find every trigger point I had. He really knew what my body wanted and made me feel very safe in the process. I haven't had a headache since and back pain? Gone! I feel f*cking great after Paul worked on me!

  • Paul is the most skilled therapeutic therapist I know! What a discovery!

    Paul gives the most in tune massages I have ever received. His in depth knowledge of the body is so apparent with his touch and responses to muscle tightness and knots. He has helped not only with tired sore muscles but also to relive my siatica and scar tissue build up. He is amazing and I highly recommend him.

  • By far the best massage I've ever received. Not only was it enjoyable and relaxing but he was able to fix me! I came in unable to turn my neck and once the session was finished I had full range of motion in my neck. I will definitely be coming back and highly recommend.

Paul Z.

License: CA #54964

11 Verified Reviews

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!
by Anonymous on Apr 18
I saw Paul because I've been having low back pain and bad, recurring headaches. He worked on me and he seemed to find every trigger point I had. He really knew what my body wanted and made me feel very safe in the process. I haven't had a headache since and back pain? Gone! I feel f*cking great after Paul worked on me!
by Barbara on Mar 22
Paul is the most skilled therapeutic therapist I know! What a discovery!
by Tymari on Oct 05
Paul gives the most in tune massages I have ever received. His in depth knowledge of the body is so apparent with his touch and responses to muscle tightness and knots. He has helped not only with tired sore muscles but also to relive my siatica and scar tissue build up. He is amazing and I highly recommend him.
by allison on Sep 21
By far the best massage I've ever received. Not only was it enjoyable and relaxing but he was able to fix me! I came in unable to turn my neck and once the session was finished I had full range of motion in my neck. I will definitely be coming back and highly recommend.

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by Debbie on Sep 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Paul Z.
Absolutely the best
by Julie on Aug 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Paul Z.
Such a tremendous relief of my symptoms. I'm on my feet 8 hours a day, so this massage is very therapeutic. Can't wait to go back!
by Kristen on May 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Paul Z.
Loved it!
by Anonymous on Apr 2016
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Service Received: Bodywork with Paul Z.
I saw Paul because I've been having low back pain and bad, recurring headaches. He worked on me and he seemed to find every trigger point I had. He really knew what my body wanted and made me feel very safe in the process. I haven't had a headache since and back pain? Gone! I feel f*cking great after Paul worked on me!
by Barbara on Mar 2016
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Paul Z.
Paul is the most skilled therapeutic therapist I know! What a discovery!
by Tymari on Oct 2015
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Paul Z.
Paul gives the most in tune massages I have ever received. His in depth knowledge of the body is so apparent with his touch and responses to muscle tightness and knots. He has helped not only with tired sore muscles but also to relive my siatica and scar tissue build up. He is amazing and I highly recommend him.
by allison on Sep 2015
Verified
Service Received: with Paul Z.
By far the best massage I've ever received. Not only was it enjoyable and relaxing but he was able to fix me! I came in unable to turn my neck and once the session was finished I had full range of motion in my neck. I will definitely be coming back and highly recommend.
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The Massage Artist

121 W Pueblo St

Suite 14

Santa Barbara , CA 93105 map it

Phone: (805) 350-5530