Therapeutic Bodywork

therapeutic bodywork room

Simpatico’s In-House Bodywork Therapists

To complement our studio’s Pilates, GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® , and body movement offerings, we provide you onsite access to some of the most talented bodywork therapists in Santa Barbara.

To schedule an appointment please contact the therapist directly or feel free to contact the front desk to discuss who might be a good fit for your needs.


Bodywork by Cybil, Cybil GilbertsonCybil Gilbertson

Cybil has been immersed in and in love with bodywork her whole life. After a childhood rich with dance, swimming and body adventures of all kinds, Cybil pursued her BA in dance from UCSB, where she graduated with honors. She started dancing professionally immediately after graduation and continued from 1997-2014, performing, touring and teaching around the globe. Simultaneously she fostered a career as a professional massage therapist, yoga and Pilates instructor.

Cybil has studied and received certificates from Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute, Santa Barbara Bodyworks, Esalen Institute, Loi Kroh Massage School/Thailand, Deep Bodywork, Body Arts and Science International, White Lotus Foundation, The Pilates Center in Boulder, CO and Erich Schiffman. Along with in depth, ongoing studies and investigation, Cybil has been contracted by some of the most prestigious massage and bodywork establishments on the central coast. Her massage work and instruction is a highly sensitive, thorough, and knowledgeable session customized to meet the needs of her clientele.  Cybil lives with her partner Paul and two young sons.

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(805) 805-1141

Somatic Wellness Massage/Bodywork, Celeste PearlmanCeleste Pearlman

With healing arts experience in rehabilitative pilates; medical qi gong; laban-bartenieff; Body Mind Centering; Chi Nei Tsang; myofascial release; trigger point therapy; lymphatic drainage; swedish, prenatal, deep tissue massage and cranial sacral therapy, Celeste offers customized massage to meet the needs of her clients. Celeste is a licensed Massage Therapist.

Celeste joyfully teaches private and group classes in the Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis methods at Simpatico Pilates. She studies with Juliu Horvath, gyrotonic & gyrokinesis method founder. She is certified on the LEU specialized equipment and develops empowering movement workshops. Celeste is the founder of SomaCeleste™, which designs creative products and practices, to “Educate the Body.  Inspire the Mind.  Experience Joy!”  She is an avid nature and animal lover.

Email: [email protected]

Cell: 805-453-5672

Heavenly Massage, Sara SpataroSara Spatero

Sara is pleased to offer Heavenly Massage, Bliss for Body and Sole. Sara weaves the elements of wellness coaching, holistic healing and intuitive guidance into your bodywork session.  Sensing muscular and energy restrictions in your body and applying the most effective massage techniques, Sara will create a relaxing, restorative, and rejuvenating massage based on your personal needs.

Sara specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone Massage, Balancing Reflexology, and Integrated Craniosacral techniques.  Sara is a licensed massage practitioner and certified Life Coach. She also studied Meditation and Holistic Healing Methods with Buddhist teacher, Professor Thomas Lin Yun Rinpoche for many years. 

Sara is available daily by appointment, from 1pm to 7pm at Simpatico Pilates or your home.

Email: [email protected]
Cell: 805-742-6345