the best massage I have ever had! I can move my neck again, I
will definitely be going back. High recommend."
M., 42, Montecito
was so so so stressed with awful pain in my back from stress and
then exacerbated by improper lifting techniques. Jeff was so helpful
and my back feels so much better. The evening hours were perfect
because I wouldn't be able to get there any earlier. I'm definitely
going back in the future."
Kelsey W., 25, Santa Barbara
an endurance athlete, I look for a massage that works the muscles
deeply and for muscle release of tension and stress. Jeff has
the knowledge and skill to accomplish both. He is the best therapist
I have been to. This is why I am a repeat customer. Thank you
Randy C., 57
Massage! Jeff is without question the best masseur I've ever been
to. He is strong and sensitive and extremely knowledgeable. I
would recommend him to anyone without hesitation. He is also one
of the nicest people you'll meet. Just give him a try! You've
nothing to lose
except unwanted tension and stress."
Tim M., 50, Carpinteria
been seeing Jeff on a monthly basis for several years and had
a knee replacement surgery a month ago. I'd not seen Jeff since
then and came in, complaining about back pain. Recuperation from
the surgery has been very painful and required use of a cane and
Physical Therapy. Jeff spent what seemed like a long time working
on me, but taking his time, working out the innumerable kinks
and knots in my back, gluts and legs from walking with a limp
or with a cane, which had thrown my whole gait off. Only when
I was walking out the door, did I notice that he had spent an
additional half-hour on me, without any extra charge. I've written
extensively in a prior review about how skilled a massage therapist
Jeff is, but I can now also say, without a doubt, he puts the
client first. I've seen this before in Jeff in smaller ways, but
I wanted to write this review to acknowledge his dedication to
his clients. I hear the same from friends who see Jeff. I highly
recommend Jeff. I cannot imagine your being disappointed. He is
a first class professional and one of the most giving individuals
I know. Thank you, Jeff."
Ron A., 65, Santa Barbara
my buds said he was great: it was better than that. I was going
on a vacation after over a year of unemployment. I got a great
job but the stress ... I had also worked out all that time in
an effort to manage my stress... What I didn't realize was how
tense I was! I wanted to start to relax BEFORE the vacation....
Jeff's technique and talent helped me realize just how and where
the stress was hidden. His skills at finding these areas was amazing,
and his skills at helping me feel these pockets of knots has been
a Godsend. Thanks Jeff!"
Jon G., 63, Santa Barbara
is "hands-down" - pun intended ;) the best massage therapist
I've been to, not only in Santa Barbara, but anywhere. I completed
massage therapy school myself, and have seen many therapists throughout
my life for various reasons including strained muscles from overworking
them, and migraine therapy. Jeff's expanded education which includes
many techniques and practices, makes his knowledge of the body
and what's needed unsurpassed. He also has a great talent/intuition,
if you will, for just knowing what technique is needed, and where.
His massage studio is comfortable, clean, relaxing and conveniently
located. Making an appointment with Gladiator Massage is easy
because of the flexibility in his schedule and desire to be accommodating.
He offers the choice to visit his studio, or to have him come
to your home or office. I've tried other therapists because I'm
a sucker for Groupon-type deals, and will never bother again.
Jeff's reasonable prices and top quality service make it a waste
of time to ever go elsewhere again. He's a true healer.
Cindy W., 42, Santa Barbara
have been seeing Jeff for more than a year and having recently
returned after a self imposed hiatus I found myself wondering
why I would ever skip the opportunity to have a massage like a
Gladiator Massage. Jeff is intuitive about a body and it's needs,
completely professional and yet perfectly attentive."
Marilyn L., 42, Santa Barbara
just wanted to say thanks for the BEST massage I've had here in
SB. I so needed it and felt good for a couple of days afterwards.
Whatever you did to my back, glutes, and legs was amazing...because
I have had no pain since. Thanks!"
Ky S., 46, Santa Barbara
THE BEST! I have had four major neck and shoulder surgeries and
finally found a massage therapist that could actually help and
not just give a nice rub down. Jeff is a truly gifted professional
and knows his business. I thought I would go to him once or twice
a month, but just booked my fifth week in a row. He has helped
that much. I highly, highly recommend him. His studio is easy
to find in a great area in Montecito. Make your appointment with
him - you will not be sorry!"
Martin D., 73, Camarillo
first appointment with Jeff this past weekend. Before meeting him,
I was impressed with his professional website and presence. Booking
and slightly revising the appointment was easy due to his responsiveness.
The massage was exceptional. I have had massages worldwide, and
have a lot of experience with different modalities and approaches.
Based on my needs, Jeff really helped me. We discussed my background,
immediate body challenges and suggested approach. My 1.5 hour was
heavenly, and just the right amount of work for my aching back.
(I am a full time sailor now, living on our boat and passing through
town to Mexico) We visit SB often and I will return to see Jeff
when I can. I know there are hundreds of massage therapists in the
SB area; Jeff is one I will refer to my friends. Thank you!"
Nancy N., 38, Los Altos
a former massage therapist, I feel attuned to what makes a great
massage. I forgot I was watching for what Jeff was doing and just
melted into the massage. Jeff's touch was sensitive, his pressure
just right, his unhurried strokes were thorough, so that I got more
than I expected in a much needed massage. I will see Jeff when I'm
next in town."
David B., 59, Portland
one hour of foot reflexology with Jeff was totally relaxing and
the best my feet have felt since I was diagnosed with rheumatoid
arthritis. Jeff is knowledgeable and friendly and makes you feel
comfortable. I will definitely be going back!"
Christine M, 38, Santa Barbara
down (no pun) the best massage I have found. Especially for those
who like it hard. So much good pain : ). Jeff knows what he is doing
and he did not rush from place to place but spent plenty of time
doing it right."
Peter C., 49, Santa Barbara
received a fabulous massage last week in Santa Barbara. Jeff went
above and beyond, working out knots in muscles all over my body
in a gentle, but firm way. He was very responsive to my requests
regarding pressure. I will go back to him next time I'm in Santa
Ben F., 54, San Francisco
most amazing massage I have ever had."
Emma M., 26, Santa Barbara
a deaf person it is very hard to get a good massage. I explained
my areas that I needed more work on and Jeff did not disappoint.
He took great care in giving me a great massage and making sure
that I felt comfortable throughout the massage. It is so hard to
find someone that can go as deep as I need and Jeff did a great
job at giving me the pressure that I need in all of my trouble spots.
I would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a great deep massage,
I am sure he is great with a lighter touch as well. I will be going
David D., 38, San Luis Obispo
got a Hawaiian massage and it was great. I didn't know anything
about it but he told me how it works. I am going to call him again
soon and I tell people about him a lot."
Maria G., 22, Montecito
Jeff's Tui Na treatment last night, I went to sleep and when I woke-up
this morning, I didn't have any of my usual aches and pains. I even
walked the dog!"
Eve R., 45, Santa Barbara
my 'barefoot compressions' session, my neck and lower back pain
were gone, for the first time in years."
Bernie S., 40, Ventura
the best massage I have ever had!"
Paul D., 47, Santa Barbara
I was not convinced of the value of reflexology before I had a session,
I was thoroughly convinced after the session was completed. I felt
better all over and it lasted for quite awhile. Can't wait for my
Charlotte O., 63, Santa Barbara
recommend Jeff to all my friends because he really knows what he
Josh W., 26, Santa Barbara
By far the most extensive, thorough message I have ever had.
Jeff makes sure that when he is finished you are completely relaxed
and stress free."
Doris H., 64, Santa Barbara
has strong hands and I like his massages because I feel like he
knows what he is doing and he gives me exactly what I ask for when
I want a deep massage if I have sore muscles or just a regular massage
to relax so I recommend him to everyone."
Daniel L., 31, Montecito
went to see Jeff on the advice of a friend because my upper back
and shoulders get sore from working at my computer all day. Jeff
is a very talented massage therapist. He has a wealth of knowledge
about anatomy and physiology. His massage was exceptional and he
is such a funny and kind man. I left without pain and have become
one of Jeff's regular massage clients!"
David M., 46, Santa Barbara
massage was better than the ones we received at the Biltmore."
Steve W., 66, Santa Barbara
back pain was gone after my last massage from Jeff, so I scheduled
another one in two weeks."
Nick S., 19, Santa Barbara
Just wonderful! Fantastic! Really unbelievable!"
John C., 52, Santa Barbara
had massages all over the world, from New York to Tokyo, and Jeff's
massage was one of the most amazing I have received."
Dexter Y., 27, Santa Barbara
pushed my body for years, leading an active life attempting to help
others. I now realize that I had forgotten how to take care of my
own body. Getting a weekly massage by someone as competent, intuitive
and perceptive as Jeff has been a real pleasure. Plus he has such
a great giggle!"
Jonathan B., 60, Santa Barbara
tried a lot of others and Jeff is the only one who can get to the
root of the problem. This is not a light easy massage, it really
fixes problem areas. I recommend him highly. 90 minutes will get
you the best results. Plan on feeling much better afterwards!"
Liz P., 40, Santa Barbara
is the absolute best massage therapist I have ever gone to. The
muscles in my back had been in terrible shape for quite some time,
and in one visit I had no more pain. I would recommend Jeff to anyone.
He is GREAT!!!"
Dylan C,, 26, San Francisco
have been to Asia, South pacific, Norway, Spain and most of the
Caribbean. I will have to say that Jeff has given the best massage
I have ever had. His compassion, attention to detail and ability
to penetrate into the deepest regions of the muscles while maintaining
a level of sensitivity is amazing. His multiple techniques are reminiscent
to the masters of the Orient. I would highly recommend all of his
abilities put to the test. Great job."
David C., 52, Ventura