I take a modern, unique approach to
TMJ dysfunction, neuromuscular therapy, and massage.
I specialize in TMJ dysfunction and neuromuscular therapy. Combining elements of classic Swedish, deep tissue, craniosacral, trigger point, lymphatic drainage, reflexology and other modalities, allows me to custom tailor your bodywork experience whether you are looking for stress relief and relaxation, or pain management.
“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.
TMJD therapy is a targeted neuromuscular therapy to specifically address those suffering from suffering from jaw pain, clicking, locking, headaches, vertigo, dizziness, ringing in the ears, and other TMJ dysfunction. Visit my TMJD site for more detailed information: Santa Barbara TMJD Therapy
For chronic pain, neck and back pain, sports injury, range of motion, and postural improvement. Includes neuromuscular and range of motion assessment.
Lymphatic drainage is a gentle therapy that helps boost your immune system, reduce swelling due to fluid retention, assist with the removal of metabolic waste, and speed recovery after surgery.
I can tailor a massage therapy session that brings deep relaxation and address specific areas of need. This is a full body massage, including feet, hands, scalp, and face (if desired). Soothing music, hot towels, and heated table enhance the relaxation experience. For an additional charge, you can relax and slumber an extra 15 minutes after the massage.
Modifying my approach to integrative massage to address the needs of expectant mothers.
Custom made massage butter
Over the last three years, I have developed my own massage butter made from organic ingredients, including mango butter, Shea butter, sweet almond oil, and citrus essential oils. This massage butter absorbs quickly, nourishes the skin, and leaves you with soft, smooth skin—without any greasy feeling, and the scent dissipates quickly.
Serving Santa Barbara, Montecito, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos, Solvang, Buellton, Goleta, Summerland, Carpinteria, & Ojai.
Located in La Playa Pilates,
the Las Aves Office Complex
1809 E Cabrillo Blvd #A
Montecito, CA 93108
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