Romi Cumes MA, CMT

Available by Appointment

(805) 448-4111

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

Bodywork, Healing & Counseling

Romi is an intuitive bodyworker, healer, yoga instructor and therapist with twenty years of combined experience. Her background in clinical, somatic psychology gently influences the unique nature of her work. Romi utilizes various bodywork modalities to promote healing and create more space in the body, while encouraging clients to get in touch with the spiritual and psychosomatic aspects at the core of their symptoms. Sessions may incorporate somatic, relational, and spiritual guidance to support the individual’s innate body wisdom.

Bodywork and Healing Modalities Utilized

  • Therapeutic Massage: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Cranial Sacral Therapy
  • Accupressure
  • Myofascial Release


Counseling & Healing

  • Somatic & Relational Counseling
  • Spiritual and Shamanic Guidance: Dream Work, Energy Healing, Rituals
  • Nature Awareness and Wilderness Therapy


Sessions Support

  • Fitness & Strength
  • Relaxation
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Spiritual & Personal Growth
  • Nervous System Regulation; Stress Response and Anxiety
  • Pain Management
  • Relationships; Sexuality
  • Life Purpose


What is Somatic Healing and Counseling?

Somatic counseling and healing sessions support the exploration of the psyche and soma (body system). Similar to physical yoga practices, yet much more subtle, somatic (or sensory) awareness advocates body-centered exploration, to assist people to get in touch with their most authentic state of being. Somatically informed bodywork, yoga, and counseling can support you to get in touch with instinctive responses to safety and with practice, may teach you how to operate more effectively and compassionately in the world.

The practitioner may ask you simple questions such as, “What does it feel like?” “Is is dense, hard, soft, loose?” “What color, or temperature is it?” These questions are simple, yet profound and can elicit unique body-wisdom to inform us of what is needed for healing in the moment. When we operate from a place of mindful body-awareness, we balance the verbal and non-verbal sections of the brain, are less driven by fear, and are more capable of experiencing inner attunement (empathy towards others and self). Default defenses become less prevalent and life can be filled with more ease and joy. 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.


Romi, You are awesome. Thank you so much. I am so grateful for your healing and you are a blessing in my life.
VinceExecutive Chef