Romi Cumes MA, LMT

Available by Appointment

(805) 448-4111

Healing Arts Studio located in downtown Santa Barbara
27 E. Victoria St., Suite O
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Romi draws from fifteen years of bodywork/massage experience, and twenty years of yoga /body-mind centered studies to offer clients effective healing, rehabilitation, and relaxation. Her background in yoga, pranayama, and somatic-based therapies greatly influences the unique nature of her work. She encourages people to explore the root causes of their physical and emotional symptoms, while utilizing various bodywork modalities to reduce pain and create more space in the body. Romi’s bodywork style draws from a variety of modalities including: therapeutic Swedish, deep tissue, body-centered awareness (somatics), intuitive energy work, neuromuscular therapy, cranial sacral, sports/rehabilitative bodywork, accupressure and trigger point therapy.  Sessions can be modality-specific, or a blend of various styles depending on the client’s needs.


Somatic Coaching & Intuitive Healing

Romi is an intuitive healer with over fifteen years of experience. In 2012 she received a masters degree in clinical psychology from the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, with an emphasis in somatic psychology. Private somatic coaching and intuitive healing sessions with Romi support clients to explore the profound layers of the psyche and soma (body system), so they may thoroughly address physical stress, trauma, emotional challenges and disease. Romi integrates somatic and relational coaching with intuitive guidance to offer clients practical tools for personal growth and development. The intention of these sessions is to create a safe and nurturing space for healing, transformation, and rejuvenation. You are encouraged to take a few minutes before a session to reflect on what you wish to heal, focus on, and get guidance about. Sitting in nature or meditating before and after your session can ameliorate the effects.

Please note: The above services and all other services listed on this website are coaching, healing and bodywork-based only.

I would highly endorse Romi Cumes for anyone trying to get their body in better shape and recover from injuries. After 30 years in the Fire Service I had become rigid, inflexible and attempts to return to my conventional style of exercise would frequently end in injury. A gift from my family caused me to enroll in Romi’s Intro to Yoga course. Over the past 20 months I have continued to be a student in Romi’s classes and have noticed dramatic improvement to my quality of life, my sleep patterns and peace of mind. My family has noted these changes as well. Romi is a dedicated and patient teacher who does not adhere to a “one size fits all” approach to teaching and tailors her approach to individuals. She has an intuitive sense about her students’ abilities and moods on any given day and approaches her instruction with that in mind.   I have also gone to Romi for bodywork for more deep tissue issues and found her to be excellent at this as well. Once again, her intuitive nature is a real asset in her massage and deep tissue work. My only regret is that I have not taken advantage of this therapy more often. I would recommend, without qualification, Romi Cumes as a Yoga instructor and therapist. She has a tremendous amount of good energy that flows into her work with people.
Pat McElroySanta Barbara City Fire Chief