Based in Seattle, WA
In-studio & mobile services
Starting at $120
9 a.m. - midnight every day
Ke Ala Hoku Massage & Therapeutic Lomi Lomi Massage
Ke Ala Hoku 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, spiritual, 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 and release... patterns and blocks on many levels. Two-hour minimum.
Therapeutic Lomi Lomi is for those with specific aches and pains, need special attention due to injury, or for general relaxation. One-hour minimum.
Based near: S. Irving St. & Yakima Ave. S. Seattle, WA 98144 Mobile services within 25 miles
Experience: 5 years
In-studio amenities: Shower, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Massage Table
Mobile extras: Music, Massage Table
Gathered by Gabriel from admiring massage clients to share with you.
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.
Dec. 21, 2018 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
Recently I received a traditional Hawaiian massage from Gabriel. Gabriel is a highly trained and very professional provider of Hawaiian massage, and I was interested to experience the long version of the various options offered on his website. The Ke Ala Hoku session offers a more in depth healing opportunity, with a sound track tailored by Gabriel to the client’s ancestry.
Although I’ve received many massages over the decades, I’ve never had anything like this. It feels like the Ke Ala Hoku lifted out layers of stress (mental/emotional held in the physical) and during the session itself I felt very safe and nurtured … content to drift in and out of consciousness and be lost in the beautiful compilation of music and gentle physical sensations. It left me not knowing anything … . At the end, with no impetus to move or speak, all I wanted to do was rest and be still, empty, alone. The deep relaxation assisted a momentum of profound healing to continue on for 24 hours or more.
The massage has a profound effect on body, mind, emotional and holistic levels. I’m very grateful for the multiple layers of clearing through this very different form of ‘massage’. I would recommend it to anyone willing to let go into the experience.
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. 28, 2018 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
Gabriel's Lomi Lomi therapeutic 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 stay. 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.
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 20, 2018 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
I am pleased to recommend Gabriel as an outstanding and dedicated practitioner of the art of Lomi Lomi massage to anyone who is lucky enough to avail him/herself of his services.
The value of a recommendation depends to a large extent on the relevant background and experience of the person who provides the recommendation. I met Gabriel after retiring from a long and rewarding career as a medical doctor, scientist and educator.
Gabriel has a great gift for healing the body, enhancing health and promoting the tranquility of the spirit. The massages he gives are completely different than any I have ever experienced. He makes you discover your own body and leaves you with a feeling of peace that lasts for days. He is a master of the Lomi Lomi concept of massage, which is not only a special technique but also a spiritual approach to two human beings interacting with one another. For me these interactions were among the most enjoyable experiences consisting of a chain of sensations that I did not know I could have. Gabriel is completely immersed in what he is doing and how you respond to him and he to you. There is an important spiritual element of these interactions as well. To get the full benefit of the massage experience, you have to put your trust in Gabriel and allow him to guide you. He will be completely in tune with you if you accept what he has to offer. I realize all this does not sound very medical or scientific, but believe me, it is real.
So here is something medical: as a result of the massages, my high blood pressure had dropped significantly to the extent that I could reduce and ultimately discontinue some of my medications; my recovery from two operations on my spine was unexpectedly hastened as a result of the massages; my cardiac problems that had been difficult to treat, improved significantly, my arthritic knees that have been torturing me remained pain free for days after a massage. I found most interesting the improvement in my sense of wellbeing and the melting away of some of the pesky and unwelcome manifestations of old age.
Perhaps if I were in your position I may say that this guy just got carried away. But why would I want to set you up? There is, however, one point I want to emphasize: Lomi Lomi takes two individuals to succeed, a giver and a receiver. I can vouch for Gabriel that he will be a great giver. The rest is up to you.
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!
Sept. 12, 2015 in Seattle, WA (in-studio)
The massage work itself is of lighter touch than I am typically used to (reflexology background) and is more reminiscent of flowing waves over a large portion of body rather than on individual muscle focus.
I jokingly referred to it being like "watching the sunset while drinking a martini on a beach", however it's still an accurate statement.
Gabriel has excellent choice in music for his massage. The selection lends itself towards relaxation and doesn't distract from the massage itself.
Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.