Jesse Gunnels

Therapeutic Massage

Jesse Gunnels, LMT, is the founder and owner of ‘Āina Kai Massage. He specializes in Swedish Massage, Sport Massage, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point Therapy.


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Where I Work
Available Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Licenses
Massage

HI # MAT 15619

Education
2017

Hawaii Massage School

Human Anatomy, Physiology, & Kinesiology

2017

Hawaii Massage School

Massage Fundamentals

2017

Hawaii Massage School

Introduction to Deep Tissue

2017

Hawaii Massage School

Traditional Thai Massage

2017

Hawaii Massage School

Lomi Lomi

2017

Hawaii Massage School

Table Thai Massage

2017

Hawaii Massage School

Athletic Massage

2017

Hawaii Massage School

Medical Massage

2017

Hawaii Massage School

Connective Tissue Therapy (CTT)

Experience
Bodywork

Massage Apprentice Kalani Honua

Worked in the student clinic to enhance the tools and techniques I learned during class. Gave 50 minute and 80 minute sessions.

Aina Kai Massage

Started my own business to provide high quality massages for clients in Hilo and Puna

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Anonymous on Apr 07
Always an awesome massage from Jesse! Skill and detailed massage is one that I look forward to every time I am in town!!
by Jason on Feb 10
Jesse is the best! He is very skilled at what he does - I wouldn't go to anyone else!
by Dominique on Feb 02
Very comforting! Focused on the spots that was explained. Great massage! Highly recommend
by Keith on Jan 15
I do a combination of a lot of desk sitting during the week and physical labor on the weekends so I’m always sore from something. It’s hard to find somebody that can maintain deep pressure throughout an entire massage, but even during his last appointment of the day Jesse is able to deliver! He is always friendly and happy to see you, but is very attuned you whether or not you are in the mood to talk or not and he engages appropriately. Ive never felt uncomfortable working with Jesse and I’ve always left feeling better and more relaxed than when I’ve arrived. Over the years I’ve probably been to 75 different massage therapists and Jesse is right up there in the Top 2. Do yourself a favor and book an appointment with him.
by Bakka on Jan 15
A great massage therapist listens and tailors the massage to the needs of the patient and Jesse does that every time. He can get deep into the muscle tissue or gently relax the fascia. Best massage therapist in Hilo.
by Bruce on Nov 26
I like feel well taken care of with a good set of intention. Big Mahalo's.
by Ashli on Oct 03
Don’t change a thing!
by Vicky on Oct 02
Jesse has an amazing spirit and vibe that calms the mind and nerves. He is patient and genuine to the core. Vicky Silva
by Anonymous on Sep 26
A cup of water after would be good.
by Rachelle on Sep 23
I really appreciate that Jesse listens and changes his technique to provide what I'm needing in the moment. I trust that he can listen to what I want as well as listen to what the muscle tissue is telling him it needs. Very professional, flexible, warm and caring.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Massage
  • Deep Tissue
  • Chair Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Acupressure
  • Other
  • massage
  • Mobile Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Acupressure
  • Sports Massage

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