Abelardo Rodriguez

  • IA License #: 091736
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Be the Love You Seek

Abelardo Jose Rodriguez L.M.T.


Owner of Be Love,

Also known as A.J. Rodriguez. I am an Iowa City native who appreciates the diversity in this great city. I appreciate the values Iowans hold in integrity. We are kind to our neighbors and offer help to those in need. I notice how these values attract kind hearted and open minded people from all over the world to join the community we share here. I want to bring together as many people as possible, sharing the experience of energy and body work. I...

Abelardo Jose Rodriguez L.M.T.


Owner of Be Love,

Also known as A.J. Rodriguez. I am an Iowa City native who appreciates the diversity in this great city. I appreciate the values Iowans hold in integrity. We are kind to our neighbors and offer help to those in need. I notice how these values attract kind hearted and open minded people from all over the world to join the community we share here. I want to bring together as many people as possible, sharing the experience of energy and body work. I have been on a healing journey of my own for many years now, the impact that holistic living has had on my life is profound and goes beyond words.

The ability to comprehend some of life's miracles go beyond our physical senses, yet miracles happen. Some things in life are unexplainable, no amount of reasoning or logic can contain the vast beauty and wonders of the universe. I have gone through many transformations in my life and I give credit to a healthy and natural approach to life. We are meant to enjoy every moment of life and honor our complete self. Mental, emotional, spiritual and physical bodies. I have embraced a plant based diet and I am an advocate for yoga and wellness. We are all here on earth for healing and I am no different. I have made progress along my life's journey and I know there is much yet ahead of me. I intend to help others to find the tools they need along their path of oneness.

I offer many bodywork and energetic techniques to assist in the promotion of healing. My goal is to release tension and pain with compassion and intention. When one area of the body is being healed, naturally another aspect of us is healing, mirroring to us that which we could not see from a previous outlook we once had in life. Many levels of healing take place simultaneously and 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 in healing from tigger points to gentle touch. Self-care is extremely important for us all and I love to recommend self-massage and foam roller techniques, along with yoga asanas and stretches. I am an advocate for any holistic path that shines light on self-awareness, healing and well being on all levels.

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

IA # 091736

Education
2018

East-West School of Integrative Healing Arts

Swedish and Shiatsu

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

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!
by Anonymous on Jun 05
Excellent work!
by Alyssa on Jun 04
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 03
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!

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Swedish Massage
  • Energy and Body Work
  • Reiki
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Sports Massage

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