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An Exceptional Relaxation &
Therapeutic Massage Experience

 

I take a no agenda, integrative approach to bodywork.

My integrative approach combines elements of classic Swedish, deep tissue, craniosacral, trigger point, lymphatic drainage, reflexology and other modalities. This allow for your body to guide the session, ensuring an experience specifically tailored to your unique, individual needs I specialize in the following:

Integrative Massage
Prenatal Massage
TMJ Syndrome Therapy
Neuromuscular Therapy

Bodywork can help undo what your hard work has done to you through postural improvement, pain relief, and stress reduction. 

Located across from the picturesque Andree Clark Bird Refuge near Santa Barbara’s East Beach, Modern Bodywork provides one of the coolest massage settings anywhere. Vintage mid-century furnishings and décor give the space a vibe you won’t find anywhere else. Add a generously padded stationary massage table and face cradle, along with choice of music and you find it the perfect place to relax, refresh and restore yourself.

Let me introduce you to a unique and exceptional relaxation and therapeutic massage experience.

He takes his craft seriously, and each time I have been pleased with how my body feels afterwards—sometimes for days. I have had literally hundreds of massages in my life and Steve ranks among the top.
— Juli Shulem, CPC, PCC, Client
 

In-Call & Out-Call

Located in La Playa Pilates & Wellness
1809 E Cabrillo Blvd #A
Montecito, CA 93108

Book by Phone or Text

(805) 252-8617

Or Email

steve@modbodywork.com

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Integrative Therapy

By blending elements of classic Swedish massage with deep tissue, trigger point, craniosacral and reflexology,
I can tailor a bodywork session to your unique needs. Allowing your body to be relaxed, refreshed, and restored.

75 Minutes - $125
60 Minutes - $100
90 Minutes - $150

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Prenatal Massage

Taking a similar integrative approach in sidelying and semi-reclined positions, I can tailor a prenatal bodywork session to your unique needs. Helping to sooth tired aching muscles under stress during pregnancy, improve circulation and relaxation.

75 Minutes - $125
60 Minutes - $100
90 Minutes - $150

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TMJ Syndrome Therapy

For those suffering from jaw pain, clicking, locking, headaches, and other issues, focused integrative bodywork around the jaw and related muscles can be a very effective alternative to pain killers or even corrective surgery.

TMJ Session - $150.00

 

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Neuromuscular Therapy

For chronic pain, neck and back pain, sports injury, range of motion, and postural improvement. Includes neuromuscular and range of motion assessment.

Neuromuscular - $150.00




 

Out-call available for above services for an additional $75

Integrative Therapy Series

A package of 5 or 10 Integrative Therapy sessions available for 10% and 15% off respectively.

5 - 75 Minutes - $560
10 - 75 Minutes - $1060

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In-Room Hotel Massage

The ultimate indulgence. My signature integrative massage therapy in the privacy of your hotel room.

75 Minutes - $200
 

Book your appointment by phone or text: (805) 252-8617
Or email: steve@modbodywork.com

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About Me

After 30 years in the tech industry, this new adventure began when, at the urging of my wife, I began my training at the Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute.

My intention was to better care for myself and my wife, not a career change. But, as happens in life, I was pulled down an unexpected path. The people I have met, the perceptive I have gained, and the knowledge I have acquired have led me in a new direction. My experience as an artist, a spiritual leader, and my work in client care have unknowingly prepared me for the healing arts of bodywork.

One of the absolute best massages I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot! Super relaxing. Steve asks the right questions, listens, and then performs his ‘magic.’ I give him my highest recommendation.
— Ellen Kaplan Berk, Client

Reviews

First, let me say that I am EXTREMELY picky about choosing massage therapists, since I am quite sensitive to energy. Steve Shepard of Modern Bodywork met and exceeded all my high standards. Before my first session, he took a very personalized approach, reviewing my intake form and asking several relevant questions to zero in on specific issues. During the 90-minute massage, his just-right firm, healing touch managed to locate and soothe every single knot in my upper back, neck and shoulders from my constant computer work. He also demonstrated his advanced training in TMJ conditions, by relaxing my jaw joint from its mild, but annoying “clicking” on one side; this is a specialty area where Steve seemed particularly knowledgeable. I appreciated his professionalism, respectfulness and warmth...and will definitely be back for more in the future, next time I visit Santa Barbara! I recommend him without hesitation.
— Teri B.
Steve Shepard, hands down, gave me one of the best massages I’ve had. He’s thorough and works on a holistic level throughout almost the entire muscle system. He worked out the knots in my back painlessly. He worked on my hands, feet, and scalp (which sometimes gets forgotten).

I can’t recommend him enough. Book an appointment.
— Nan P.
He takes his craft seriously, and each time I have been pleased with how my body feels afterwards—sometimes for days. I have had literally hundreds of massages in my life and Steve ranks among the top.
— Juli Shulem, CPC, PCC
One of the absolute best massages I’ve ever had, and I’ve had a lot! Super relaxing. Steve asks the right questions, listens, and then performs his ‘magic.’ I give him my highest recommendation.
— Ellen Kaplan Berk
I’ve experienced the good, the bad, and the ugly massages in Santa Barbara, and I am currently on cloud nine after my 60 minute prenatal. Thank you so much Steve Shepard for the amazing massage tonight. Steve was professional, receptive, convenient, perfect pressure! Please contact him for your next massage, you won’t be sorry!
— Elise Kahn
Pregnancy can be an uncomfortable time for the body- but Steve’s prenatal massage has left me feeling like I’m floating through the rest of my day. His pressure was PERFECT and he was easily able to access some hard-to-get-to spots (i.e. the SI joint and QL) that frequently get worked throughout pregnancy. His friendly, professional demeanor made me feel at ease and comfortable throughout the entire massage and I cannot thank him enough for the wonderful experience!
— Chelsea Pacheco

Contact

You can contact me by phone or text, or use the email form on this page. Hope to hear from you!

(805) 252-8617

Modern Bodyworks
1809 E Cabrillo Blvd #A
Montecito, CA 93108

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