Ending the Cycle of Myofascial Pain®

Celebrating 40 YEARS of bodywork experience! Trisoma is accepting new clients and readers can find referrals, videos, books and other materials at our Products Page.

Massage outside on a table with sheets

Trisoma® provides

...bodywork, rehabilitation and fitness training, instruction and student coaching. Past associations include Dallmeyer Physical Therapy, Laguna Physical Therapy, Cottage Hospital, Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital and Corporate Touch. Education was in US, Europe and China.

Specializing in modalities

...clinically shown to promote pain relief, wellness, healing and relaxation, Paul offers the best fit of techniques to the individual at his or her particular point in the somatic wellness journey, from 5 minute tune-ups (ideal for specific trigger points) to 1.5 hour sessions (indispensable for professional athletes and musicians). Swedish Massage Paul is certified in several modalities available individually or in combination:

Myofascial Release Myofascial Release

Trigger Point Therapy, for migraines and myofascial pain (5 to 60 minutes, or incorporated with other modalities) Trigger Point Therapy

barefoot Barefoot Deep Tissue

Pro bono barefoot deep tissue massage at public event in 2007

Client Information

Please print and complete Client Intake Sheet and bring to save time during your appointment. It is best to discuss goals and modalities over phone before appointment. Your health practitioner's indication or contraindication for bodywork is always recommended, and sometimes required for certain health conditions (such as thrombosis) and during use of certain medications (such as blood thinners). Severe muscle spasms, and injuries such as tissue tears, are also included as contraindications for typical manipulative bodywork (i.e. massage not recommended.)
Rebound headaches and specific myofascial related pain may occur after Swedish or other massage therapy. During a Swedish or other massage, latent trigger points may be massaged just enough to trigger them, but not precisely enough to release them; or they may be overworked which can irritate them.
If therapeutic treatment such as Myofascial Release or Trigger Point Therapy does not produce significant results within 1 to 3 visits, then referral to medical or other practitioners is advised.

Chair Massage

Ongoing Education during Decline of Holistic Research

Paul has education in many modalities from 3 continents, and continues to study, and contribute to, various research.
Michael Park from the University of Minnesota published research using the CD index (consolidation-or-destabilisation index), which measures the steady decrease in the disruptiveness of research. The disruption caused by 45 million papers and 3.9 million patents found online were studied to determine the cause of this decline. The group could rule out certain common theories, including a lack of “low-hanging fruits” left in science for us to discover, or the idea that the quality of current science being published has diminished over time. In fact, they attribute the loss partially to narrowing "research areas," and “narrow slices” of science currently being explored, meaning scientists are less likely to approach a topic holistically. [1]
We believe that funding sources have narrowed research and obfuscated advances that do not support current industries. Examples are Trigger Points viewed using modern imaging equipment, and the BPA research 15 years ago that was canceled, but revived by private funding to complete the revelation of the data, after which the researcher told me that his family stopped drinking out of plastic bottles - in 2011!
Sometimes routes for exploring holistic answers lie under our noses, and listening to the body and utilizing multiple skills can improve functional and performance issues, which are always related to general wellness.

Park M, Leahey E, Funk RJ. Papers and patents are becoming less disruptive over time. Nature. 2023 Jan;613(7942):138-144. doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-05543-x. Epub 2023 Jan 4. PMID: 36600070.


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For those clients who desire true Deep Work, there is...
Barefoot Deep Tissue DVD by John Harris
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ABMP Certified
Bodywork Therapist
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals


Massage Therapy
ABMP Referrals
Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute

Physical Therapy
David A. Dallmeyer, R.P.T.

Exercise Physiologist
Scott Wenz, M.A.

Dr. Bruce Yong

Stretching and Yoga
The Valentino Brothers

Massage Instruction and student clinics
Santa Barbara Body Therapy Institute

Dentist and Jaw Pain
Dr. Silvia Erickson, D.D.S.


1. Park M, Leahey E, Funk RJ. Papers and patents are becoming less disruptive over time. Nature. 2023 Jan;613(7942):138-144. doi: 10.1038/s41586-022-05543-x. Epub 2023 Jan 4. PMID: 36600070. (Return to Reference 1 in text)


1. Photo ©2006 Paul Svacina; Massage table outside in Montecito (Return to Image 1 in text)

2. Photo courtesy ABMP (Return to Image 2 in text)

3. Photo by Rebecca 2007
Barefoot deep tissue massage at i'Madonnari in Santa Barbara (Return to Image 3 in text)

4. Photo ©2006 Paul Svacina; Chair Massage (Return to Image 4 in text)