About Us

Bodywork and Energetic Techniques
I offer services that assist in the promotion of healing. My goal is to release tension and pain through compassion and caring intent. When one area of the body is being healed naturally another aspect of us is healing. Many levels of healing take place simultaneously. I enjoy bringing awareness to the fact that we're continuously working to maintain balance and bring our mind, body and soul into alignment.

All massage techniques have their own place for healing from trigger points to gentle touch. Self-care is extremely important for us all. I offer self-massage techniques as well as routines that encourage strength and flexibility. I am an advocate for plant based nutrition, meditation and many other holistic paths of self-awareness for healing, on all ... more

Be Love

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Iowa City , IA 52245 map it

(319) 359-6088

Hours of Operation

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Sa By Appointment Only
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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • Very professional and I would recommenced this place to anyone that is looking for a massage!

    Went in with a back full of knots, left completely relaxed. Highly recommend.

  • The massage studio is in a wide-open floor plan of his apartment. It is positioned near the bathroom so, if needed, the patron can easily excuse themself to use the toilet and/or sink and return to the massage experience. Gentle and harmonious music is playing in the background. I smelled a scent of sage(?) when I entered to receive my massage.

    I’ve had several massages over the years, but I really appreciated the techniques used.

  • The hot stone massage I received from AJ was deeply relaxing and therapeutic. I haven't prioritized massage therapy until recently because I viewed it as a luxury I couldn't afford. It feels good choose preventative health care. It feels good to have found a sincere, knowledgable and professional massage therapist. And the atmosphere is peaceful. Thanks AJ.

    Nice person, good skill, good location other than steps. Would have liked an option that wasn't upstairs.

  • Thank you, AJ. I will set up a time for next month!

    I love the space! It was very welcoming, relaxing and comfortable. He was quite intuitively spot on with how much pressure to use in different problem areas of the body. He is warm, personable, and professional and truly encourages communication so that you get what you need from the massage.

  • Loved his spirit and touch and the kindness with which he adressed tender issues. I do wish there were a opaque curtain on the window for undressing/dressing and that the front porch had rubber mats on the wooden steps to avoid falling when slick. Otherwise, it was a wonderful massage by a talented masseuse.

    Incredibly professional, works with intent, mindful practitioner, sincere and authentic massage therapist. After experience a challenging week the session with A.J. relieved any tangled up energy and left me with an effortless smile for days following. Incredible!

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Abelardo R.

License: IA #091736

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Shiatsu massage

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Swedish massage

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Hot stone massage

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Reiki healing

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Sports Massage & Deep Tissue

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by Octavious on Mar 12
Very professional and I would recommenced this place to anyone that is looking for a massage!
by Adam on Mar 04
Went in with a back full of knots, left completely relaxed. Highly recommend.
by Ronnie on Jan 12
Abelardo is a truly talented masseuse and frequently checked with me to ask, throughout the massage, if the pressure was too firm or if it was okay. This was my first experience with hot stone massage. Abelardo made sure that the heat from the stones was tolerable, removing them from the water bath and letting them cool for a few minutes before applying them to my body. He was conscientious and checked with me each time, sometimes usiing the sheet as insulator between the stones and my body OR using the blanket AND the sheet. Overall it was a great experience. I shall return.
by Anonymous on Sep 01
I’ve had several massages over the years, but I really appreciated the techniques used.
by Anonymous on Jul 26
The hot stone massage I received from AJ was deeply relaxing and therapeutic. I haven't prioritized massage therapy until recently because I viewed it as a luxury I couldn't afford. It feels good choose preventative health care. It feels good to have found a sincere, knowledgable and professional massage therapist. And the atmosphere is peaceful. Thanks AJ.
by Heidi on Jul 08
Nice person, good skill, good location other than steps. Would have liked an option that wasn't upstairs.
by Anonymous on Jul 03
Thank you, AJ. I will set up a time for next month!
by peggy on Jun 29
I love the space! It was very welcoming, relaxing and comfortable. He was quite intuitively spot on with how much pressure to use in different problem areas of the body. He is warm, personable, and professional and truly encourages communication so that you get what you need from the massage.
by Amylia on Jun 22
Loved his spirit and touch and the kindness with which he adressed tender issues. I do wish there were a opaque curtain on the window for undressing/dressing and that the front porch had rubber mats on the wooden steps to avoid falling when slick. Otherwise, it was a wonderful massage by a talented masseuse.
by Natalie on Jun 21
Incredibly professional, works with intent, mindful practitioner, sincere and authentic massage therapist. After experience a challenging week the session with A.J. relieved any tangled up energy and left me with an effortless smile for days following. Incredible!

Average Rating:

4.94 (Based on 17 Reviews)

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by Octavious on Mar 2019
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Service Received: Swedish massage (Pay it forward) with Abelardo R.
Very professional and I would recommenced this place to anyone that is looking for a massage!
by Adam on Mar 2019
Verified
Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
Went in with a back full of knots, left completely relaxed. Highly recommend.
by Ronnie on Jan 2019
Verified
Service Received: Hot stone massage with Abelardo R.
The massage studio is in a wide-open floor plan of his apartment. It is positioned near the bathroom so, if needed, the patron can easily excuse themself to use the toilet and/or sink and return to the massage experience. Gentle and harmonious music is playing in the background. I smelled a scent of sage(?) when I entered to receive my massage.
by Anonymous on Sep 2018
Verified
Service Received: Swedish massage (Pay it forward) with Abelardo R.
I’ve had several massages over the years, but I really appreciated the techniques used.
by Anonymous on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Hot stone massage with Abelardo R.
The hot stone massage I received from AJ was deeply relaxing and therapeutic. I haven't prioritized massage therapy until recently because I viewed it as a luxury I couldn't afford. It feels good choose preventative health care. It feels good to have found a sincere, knowledgable and professional massage therapist. And the atmosphere is peaceful. Thanks AJ.
by Heidi on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
Nice person, good skill, good location other than steps. Would have liked an option that wasn't upstairs.
by Anonymous on Jul 2018
Verified
Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
Thank you, AJ. I will set up a time for next month!
by peggy on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
I love the space! It was very welcoming, relaxing and comfortable. He was quite intuitively spot on with how much pressure to use in different problem areas of the body. He is warm, personable, and professional and truly encourages communication so that you get what you need from the massage.
by Amylia on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
Loved his spirit and touch and the kindness with which he adressed tender issues. I do wish there were a opaque curtain on the window for undressing/dressing and that the front porch had rubber mats on the wooden steps to avoid falling when slick. Otherwise, it was a wonderful massage by a talented masseuse.

Business response:

I appreciate the feedback and rating. I am addressing those concerns. Thanks AmyLIA (Love In Action) Sincerely, A.J. Rodriguez - Be Love

by Natalie on Jun 2018
Verified
Service Received: Shiatsu massage with Abelardo R.
Incredibly professional, works with intent, mindful practitioner, sincere and authentic massage therapist. After experience a challenging week the session with A.J. relieved any tangled up energy and left me with an effortless smile for days following. Incredible!
by Anonymous on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Swedish sessions with Abelardo R.
Excellent work!
by Alyssa on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
My massage with AJ was one of the best I have had. Although he is fresh out of school it seems like he’s been doing massage for years! He listened to me and focused on my problem areas. He was able to easily find the muscle knots I had in my back and work through them. He also paid extra attention to areas of my body that most massage therapists tend to look over. I felt a release of tension and stress during the massage and I plan to rebook soon!
by Elisa on Jun 2018
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Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
I highly recommend AJ for your next massage. He is confident in what he is doing, and checks in to make sure the pressure he is applying is comfortable. When I asked for him to adjust the pressure at one point, he thanked me for communicating my needs to him. I was impressed by this, because it shows how much he cares to provide you with a good experience. His use of Shiatsu and Swedish massage techniques were exactly what I needed. He took the time to listen to my concerns and about my problem areas to determine that he could implement both styles of massage so that I could gain the most benefits of the massage. His kind and gentle demeanor put me at ease and allowed me to fully relax. Do not think twice about booking with him, just do it!
by Teresa on May 2018
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Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
I would highly recommend AJ.
by Jon on May 2018
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Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
I had a massage yesterday afternoon with AJ. I was really happy with his work. He was very professional and asked me a few times for input to make sure that I was comfortable and receiving the right amount of pressure for me. I was very happy with my massage and plan to re-book with him soon.
by Linda on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
I love AJ. Very responsive to my aches and pains. He is wonderful to work with. I recommend him wholeheartedly.
by Linda on May 2018
Verified
Service Received: Swedish massage with Abelardo R.
I have received massage service from several therapists for my chronic neck and shoulder pain over the years and AJ is one of the best. He pays attention to learn of my needs and tries hard to ensure my comfort throughout the visit. His massage skills are effective in relieving tension in all areas of body and his kind manner helps me relax inside out. He genuinely wishes for his clients' wellbeing of body and mind, and I feel cared for at each session. His studio is equipped with a comfortable massage bed with necessary bolsters. The ambiance light and calming music are set to enhance relaxation. If you are suffering from a sore body or stress, I recommend trying a session from AJ. You will definitely feel better. I've gotten mostly Swedish massage and Shiatsu massage, and some Reiki, and they were all good in different ways. If you are not sure, you can consult with him and decide it then.

Be Love

Contact for address

Iowa City , IA 52245 map it

Phone: (319) 359-6088