Jesse Gunnels

Therapeutic Massage

Jesse Gunnels, LMT, is the founder of ‘Āina Kai Massage. Born in Rawlins, Wyoming, he traveled to Hawai‘i in is early twenties. He has since picked up surfing, a love for local-style Poke (cubed raw fish), and loves island life. He doesn’t plan on leaving anytime soon. He specializes in Swedish Massage, Sport Massage, Deep Tissue, and Trigger Point Therapy.


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Where I Work
Available Monday, Wednesday, 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 Jul 11
Great location and office ambiance! Thank you so much for the work on my shoulders!
by Anonymous on Jun 21
Jesse was professional and very skilled in massage. I have received massages for years from many people...Jesse was up there with the best! He took time to identify my needs, professionally followed through and was extremely skilled with excellent deep pressure. I would highly recommend.
by Megan on Nov 12
Jesse provides the best massage experience I’ve ever had! He is a true healer with a gift
by Sarah on Sep 07
by Leora on Aug 23
Jesse is so in tune with every detail of your body and can go very deep if needed! Very pleasant & relaxing experience! Amazing is the perfect word! Hugs Leora
by Bruce on Aug 14
This is a very responsible & professional follow up. Thank you for a good massage. From the first massage to my third a great improvement with technique and most precious of all your willingness to make sure you are asking what your clients needs are. I've been receiving massage for about 35 years. Practice and your desire to learn will make you the best practitioner that you want to be. You are on your way.
by Robert on Jul 16
For me this was the perfect massage and a massage that I look forward to every week. I leave the table feeling cleansed and new. I deeply experience Jesse's presence with my eyes closed. I feel tended to and loved.
by Rachelle on Jul 12
thanks for being available on such short notice - For giving me such a thorough massage session. For working on the areas that needed addressed. For listening to what I needed - more or less pressure etc. and responding with respect and care to me and my body. mahalo nui loa

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Deep Tissue
  • Acupressure Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Connective Tissue
  • Swedish Massage
  • Multi-Modality
  • Mobile Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Acupressure
  • Sports Massage
  • Massage
  • Aina Kai Massage

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