At McVeigh Massage Santa Barbara the massage therapists have a lot of traits in common. The kind of traits everyone likes to see in a massage therapist. Each massage therapist has a passion for what they do, they are punctual and professional (with a casual feel. That kind of ties into the whole friendly thing), we genuinely care about our clients and the massage profession, we deeply appreciate the respect and consideration that we have been shown by our clients in the McVeigh Massage community, and we show the same in return. Each of us wants to continue to grow individually and together, so we can serve you better.
We do massage, Santa Barbara style. Seriously casual, or casually serious. I’m not sure which!
In any case, Santa Barbara locals take health seriously but have a casual way of living. We are a casual massage studio and each therapist has their own unique style and personality. Our massage therapists/bodyworkers offer the highest quality massage there is to offer in Santa Barbara, but each persons individual style is a little different. We don’t want cookie cut the wonderful individuals listed below. Please take your time to view their profiles so you can find the therapist whose style will click with you. Don’t forget, if you purchase one of our very well priced 4-packs of massage, you can redeem each massage with any of our therapists. We are a team here and we encourage you to try other therapists. We do our best to offer you a variety of available times, so you can fit your massage around your busy schedule.
David has the strength to tear through your already stubborn muscle. Woah… that sounds sore doesn’t it? Fortunately for you though, his decade of massage experience shows in his ability to finesse those aching muscles. Aghh… The deep tissue, trigger point techniques and cranio-sacral therapy that he learned in a 3 year course at a Salt Lake City massage school, have been put to good use at McVeigh Massage Santa Barbara. David R believes in the healing art of massage as well as the science behind the therapeutic benefits of massage treatments. In fact he believes so strongly in massage and its ability to facilitate improvements in physical health and general well-being that he chose not to follow the academic path he had begun with a degree in linguistics from the University of California Santa Barbara. For now he is thankful to be able to work in a field he truly appreciates.
Just like the California Poppy, Jessica is a Santa Barbara California Native, and is often seen in the beautiful Santa Barbara surrounding. She blossoms in the warm Santa Barbara outdoors, but unlike the California poppy, she’s not swaying in the wind; she’s out running as part of her dedicated healthy lifestyle. Using her 10 years of body work experience, she deftly customizes every session to suit her clients’ needs. Weather you need focused, deep tissue, flowing Swedish, reflexology, pre-natal or pressure point therapy, Jessica can deliver. Jessica is particularly skilled at mingling those various techniques, to give a well balanced massage. Her healthy living shines through, as she has the energy to deliver strong deliberate massage on a consistent basis.
Roger spent a large part of his younger days tinkering with motor bikes, this innate curiosity of mechanics led him into the United States Air Force where he worked on the electrics for the guidance and controls of C130 cargo aircraft. Roger has been doing massage for 12 of the 14 years he spent in Santa Barbara. Bodywork was a natural step for him since he has always had an interest in science and particularly the mechanics of the body. At Santa Barbara Massage school he was trained in many therapeutic massage techniques. He studied deep tissue massage, trigger point therapy, cranial sacral techniques, prenatal massage (pregnancy massage), myofascial release, foot reflexology, lomi lomi (A Hawaiian massage style with full body flowing strokes) and of course Swedish massage. At McVeigh Massage Roger has continued to refine his technique, while maintaining his passion for problem solving and understand body mechanics. He can ratchet up the pressure with ease, but more importantly he will problem solve, and communicate with you during your massage to find the root of you mechanical breakdown. Roger loves to work with clients who have challenging physical problems, such as frozen shoulder, plantar fasciitis, sacroiliac (SI) problems. He is very focused on relieving chronic pain and discomfort, and increasing range of motion for his clients, so if you have been having some performance issues, Roger’s massage will have you firing on all cylinders in no time.
Keely is a natural when it comes to massage, she has a gentle intuitive style, and she can ease into those trouble spots. Just let her know and she can crank up the pressure for those moments when deep tissue is needed. Don’t let her calm demeanor fool you, she is one tough lady when it came to sports. She has enjoyed competing in golf, volleyball and softball throughout her youth, and knows what it’s like to push your body into the injury zone, and that has helped her understand injuries and how to help them through massage therapy. Santa Barbara became home to Keely 7 years ago. She was initially attracted to Santa Barbara to go to photography school. Keely still does some fine art photography from time-to-time but has dedicated herself to the art of massage for now. Her massage repertoire includes, Swedish, deep tissue massage, cranial sacral therapy, energy work, lymphatic drainage, Tui Na (ancient Chinese massage), reflexology/ foot massage, trigger point therapy, myofascial release and acupressure. She uses a blend of these modalities to create a massage that not only alleviates stress, but reduces pain and tension on both the energetic and physical level
Do you know that feeling you have when you’re sitting, taking in the sights and sounds around you, sipping a warm cup of herbal tea, wrapped in your favorite shall or hoodie, as the warm Santa Barbara air begins to give way to the cool pacific breeze? Well, Priya looks like she’s experiencing that all the time. I don’t know how she does it, but she always seems to be present, with a contented warmth. In a busy world, that kind of presence can be pleasantly infectious. Priya’s massage style is sublime. She uses subtle energy healing while, working deep in areas that need that mechanical nudge. Over her 20 years of massage therapy in Santa Barbara and around the world, she has amassed and mastered several massage techniques, including: Jin Shin Do acupressure, Deep tissue massage, Shiatsu (Japanese massage), Tui Na (Chinese Massage), Thai Yoga massage, as well as Reiki. A Massage with Priya, is like taking a trip around the massage world, without leaving Santa Barbara. Pre-natal massage is as a specialty of Priya’s, as she also works as a Doula in addition to working with McVeigh Massage.
We are very grateful that Katie has decided to come work with us massage therapists at McVeigh Massage, and we know she will take great care of our wonderful clients. Katie has worked as a massage therapist in the Santa Barbara area since 2015, she has been doing bodywork in Southern California since 2010, after she decided it was time for her to follow her heart and make the career change into something she loved. Katie is warm, personable and a darn good massage therapist. She can do the much needed deep tissue massage for Santa Barbara’s weekend warriors. Her Swedish massage will leave you inspired and focused. If you expecting a baby sometime soon her pre-natal massage will help your body as it adjusts to the new physical demands, not to mention still contending with the old physical demands. Katie will incorporate other bodywork techniques that she has learned over the years into your massage session. Katie also applies oscillation/movement education (The Trager Approach), lymphatic drainage, Zen Shiatsu and Foot Massage (Reflexology).