Based in Nashville, TN
In-studio & mobile services
Starting at $150
9 a.m. - midnight every day
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Ke Ala Hōkū Massage & Therapeutic Lomi Lomi Massage for LGBTQ+ and straight allies. Based in Nashville.
"Lomi Lomi" literally means "to massage" in Hawaiian. I travel around the world sharing this rare form of Hawaiian massage (Ke Ala Hōkū) that only about 300 people in the world offer and my therapeutic lomi lomi with clients from all different walks of Life.
The lomi lomi technique I use is long, wave-like strokes in a continuous motion with "universal pressure" (very light... to very deep depending on the moment in time and where I am on the body).
Therapeutic Lomi Lomi is for those with specific aches and pains, need special attention due to injury, or for general relaxation. One-hour minimum. Pricing in listing.
Ke Ala Hōkū means The Pathway to the Stars. It's also known as Ancient Lomi Lomi. It's a transformational healing experience on a mental, emotional, physical, cellular, and ancestral level. Great for those in any kind of transition in their lives, needing clarity, or experiencing a "death" on any level. It's about reawakening the primal Cellular Consciousness that exists within you, which can open new neural pathways, release patterns and blocks on many levels. Separate pricing for this massage. Please inquire.
Hope to share any of these experiences with you.
Based near: 21st Ave S & W End Avenue Nashville, TN 37212 Mobile services within 25 miles
Lomi Lomi massage
Experience: 8 years
In-studio amenities: Drinking Water, Free Parking, Massage Table, Music, Shower
Mobile extras: Massage Table, Music
Additional services: Facials
Aug. 2016 - Feb. 2022
Ke Ala Hōkū Accredited Practitioner
Gathered by Gabriel from admiring massage clients to share with you.
April 26, 2022 in Nashville, TN (in-studio)
As a health professional with a background in massage of various styles, I have formerly been involved with both teaching massage as well as practicing for the last 33 years.
His hands speak volumes, and they resound with great CARE and attention to how my body was experiencing in each moment. I think I can honestly say that this was the first time I have experienced a massage practitioner hold a consistent focus for a duration of five hours, with such ‘great respect’ and ‘attentiveness’.
At the same time, Gabriel’s hands delivered something that I could only liken to that of a song. A song that had me journeying through my life history which occurred through memory sensation on a cellular level. I found myself immersed on a journey of self-discovery as I moved through the various stages of deep relaxation. The depth and expansiveness was beneficial in assisting me to release a lot of accumulated physical tension, along with its emotional counterpart, which to my surprise began to release a lot of pain I had held in my body.
By the end of the session ( if I can call it the end, as each day I continue to feel the resonance of the benefits of this session), I felt an enormous sense of ease and peace.
I emerged having experienced Gabriel’s skilled massage technique combined with what I could only describe as ‘a rare responsive awareness of the subtleties of the interacting energies between a client and practitioner’. I can highly recommend Gabriel’s Session as a genuine gift of healing.
Nov. 06, 2021 in Nashville, TN (in-studio)
I knew when I first met Gabriel and what he told me about his sessions and the way he explained them to me that this wasn't just an ordinary massage. I've had 8 sessions with Gabriel. Each and every session has been a completely different experience. I can truthfully say that it is a transforming experience.
Gabriel is not only a very gifted person, he is genuine in what he says and does. I can also truthfully say that my quality of life and my outlook has improved since I began my sessions with Gabriel. It has been a blessing!
Sept. 05, 2021 in Nashville, TN (in-studio)
My time with Gabriel was one of the best experiences! I did not know what to expect from the massage, so I entered this appointment with a clear mind and a healthy curiosity.
There was a moment when I fell asleep briefly. I have never been so relaxed on a table. I caught myself and tried to pull myself back. From that moment on it was difficult to differentiate what was a dream and what was real. I felt connected to the energy in the room. I felt connected to the rhythm of the music playing. I found myself at one point hiking in an area of Ireland that I have been to multiple times. I could smell the fresh air filling the room. After this I was totally captivated by how small I felt but how big everything around me felt.
As I pulled myself out I remember total embarrassment flooding me but for some reason it rushed out and was replaced with a sense of natural balance. My dreams that night were vivid. My dreams are always vivid but that night they had feeling/sensations.
I highly recommend spending time with Gabriel. Your entire system (mental, emotional, physical, cellular, and possibly ancestral) can be met, heard, and acknowledged.
April 21, 2021 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
Unmatched care and quality, an unforgettable and unique massage experience.
I've done massages for over 7 years and was very impressed by Gabriel's energy and obvious love of his work. He is a caring perfectionist. No better compliment than saying I will long remember how well I slept because I was relaxed by a professional. Thank you Gabriel! The best I’ve ever had!
May 25, 2021 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
How lucky I feel to have received a massage from Gabriel. He felt so confident from the first moment. He transmits that security, that good vibe. Everything was perfect, impeccable, but the best was in his hands!!!! I loved his big palms or so they felt that way!!! At times I imagined as if a giant was giving me a massage. The feeling was strange, but very rewarding. Feeling the palms of his hands on my back automatically transported me to a level of 100% relaxation. I felt so free. I felt happy. I was able to literally fly. I am a professional masseur. I can recognize the quality of his work. I still feel well-being closing my eyes and remembering all those perfect maneuvers of a massage master.
Nov. 04, 2020 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
I've been fortunate to have two Lomi Lomi massages with Gabriel. He offers a unique flowing touch that's deeply soothing, healing and nourishing. He brings wonderful presence, nurturing and tenderness to the session. I felt very well cared for. I highly recommend you experience his work if you get a chance.
Aug. 20, 2020 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
Gabriel’s sweet and compassionate energy is immediately clear. His studio is luxurious and clean with stunning views of mountains and water. After obtaining the information he needed and, describing what I could expect, Gabriel got right to it. During the massage I began to have a clearer and deeper understanding of my own spiritual evolution. A deeper understanding of how the painful and challenging moments in life are necessary for the growth of the soul. Some new insight of the archetypal role I chose before this life even began.
The release was profound and cathartic. As he worked on some problem areas, I could feel toxic energy being removed - almost “vacuumed” out.
For me the experience was a powerful release of some emotional pain. Physically, it was much like a few acupuncture sessions where, things feel looser ad rejuvenated but, with more lasting results. I feel much calmer and free from the normal aches and pains that come with middle age. I will be back for more to see how the sessions build upon each other for long term benefits. Thank you, Gabriel!
July 05, 2020 in Bellevue, WA (mobile)
Gabriel is an excellent specialist. He has very good energy. I never had such a great experience, the massage was beyond anything. I can’t stop talking about it. Professional, efficient and inexpensive! I recommend it!
March 12, 2020 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
I had the pleasure of meeting Gabriel and having a 90-minute massage.
During the treatment there were times when i floated off into another place. It was one of the most relaxing experiences I've ever had.
Jan. 21, 2020 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
Gabriel is awesome. I came away feeling awake and amazing, have had more dreams in the days after his amazing massage. Only way I can describe the massage...one of the best 3hrs of my life. Highly recommended.
Aug. 13, 2019 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
Gabriel provides a unique massage experience that is in a class by itself. The rhythms of his techniques are kind of like meditation in motion, and more profound than just on a physical level. It is really the closest thing to nirvana that I have found thus far. His personal warmth and gentle strength are an integral part of the total therapeutic encounter. I had the opportunity to visit him twice, and each massage was not only unique unto itself, but also uplifted me into a much better, but different, personal place of inner peace and tranquility each time. You should really check him out for yourself. Thanks for listening.
May 15, 2019 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
Gabriel's holistic massage was amazing! He is highly trained and his technique is excellent. He uses his strong hands to glide across your body putting you in a deeply relaxed state. He goes out of his way to make you feel welcome, providing a warm and nurturing environment. You will end the session feeling pure bliss. I highly recommend booking a session with him.
July 26, 2018 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
I had little to no knowledge of this technique but I knew I wanted something more than the usual bodywork modalities. What I experienced in the two hour Ke Ala Hoku massage was different than the usual bodywork sessions where you can almost anticipate the next move which interferes with my ability to relax and let go.
Lets just say by the end of the session I felt relaxed but more aware somehow...like a shift in my energy that continued. I’ve rarely been this aware of my own energy and the effect it has on my being, as if I had become more acutely aware of my conscious state, the connection to my physical state and how I relate to everything around me. I feel a detached awareness of how I relate to my existence.
I can see that this is something I would like to revisit as I believe the effects can be cumulative. Glad I stepped out of my box and over the line.
April 08, 2018 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
I met Gabriel at Easter April 2018. I was fortunate to be able to receive one of his Ancient sessions. I have had many massages before but never one like he gave. It was much more than a massage, it was a total body and spiritual experience. I don't regard myself as spiritual, but maybe I need to reassess that now! The session was 3 hours of total bliss. Gabriel prepares the soundtrack especially for you, and I felt connections to many of the songs he chose. The massage itself is whole body, intense and totally relaxing. At the end of the session I felt as though I was a caterpillar emerging from its crysalis, it was quite the experience. I would certainly encourage anyone with the opportunity to take it, you'll not regret it!
Aug. 23, 2018 in New York, NY (in-studio)
Best Massage Experience Ever. I had the privilege to meet Gabriel and go through the therapeutic treatment with him for my sore back. His hands worked like magic and I had one of my best massage experience. I would love to repeat it again if I ever get that opportunity.
July 25, 2018 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
This was an extraordinary experience from the moment I was greeted. Before we started, I wasn't sure how I'd feel about being on a massage table for three hours. I feared I might get restless. In hindsight I wish I had booked a four hour session. The time flew by. I actually checked the clock when we were done because I couldn't believe it had been three hours. (It had been.) I am also a massage therapist, this guy is amazing!
Gabriel's Lomi Lomi massage was healing on so many levels. Physically, my muscles feel great, body aches are gone. So for that alone it's worth it. Of course a lot of trained bodyworkers can do that for you. But Gabriel's work is also profoundly healing on a more energetic/spiritual level. I felt like I was drifting, floating, letting go of emotional stuff I'd been holding onto for a long time.
It's hard for me to describe clearly much of the session, because I was in the wonderful zone where you're not sleeping, but you're also not entirely awake either. I was off some place wonderful.
Gabriel made me feel completely safe. I felt cared for, nurtured and honored by his touch. There was nothing at all clinical about it. In fact in Lomi Lomi there are many long strokes where hands seem to be moving up and down the full length of the body. (Or maybe it just felt like that!)
If he lived in New York, I would see him regularly. Call him. Book a long session. You will be glad you did! (Ken)
Nov. 18, 2015 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
Very talented masseur with great hands who always provides a relaxing, tailored massage. The environment is clean and welcoming with relaxing music. Highly recommended!
Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.