Gabriel Hoff

Relaxation, Pain Relief, Healing, Empowerment

I specialize in Medical Massage - especially for chronic pain; Shiatsu - working with the meridians and acupressure points from Chinese Medicine; Connective Tissue work - slow deep tissue; and I am certified in Biodynamic Craniosacral work - a practice of helping the body reconnect to its own healing resources through gentle contact. I am drawn to working with people who have neck, shoulder, or low back/hip issues. With communication and intuition I search for the root causes of any issues an...

I specialize in Medical Massage - especially for chronic pain; Shiatsu - working with the meridians and acupressure points from Chinese Medicine; Connective Tissue work - slow deep tissue; and I am certified in Biodynamic Craniosacral work - a practice of helping the body reconnect to its own healing resources through gentle contact. I am drawn to working with people who have neck, shoulder, or low back/hip issues. With communication and intuition I search for the root causes of any issues and the treatment methods that work best. Many clients love receiving the combination of massage and energy work (Craniosacral) that I offer, because it helps them feel deeply comfortable and at-home in their bodies. I've been practicing massage since 2012 and taught at the Finger Lakes School of Massage for 4-1/2 years. I am also a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher (200hr) and love sharing this amazing practice.

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

NY # 026439

Education
2012

The Fingerlakes School of Massage

1000 hour Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Hydrotherapy

Experience
Bodywork

Certification in Biodynamic Craniosacral Work

This training program in Biodynamic Craniosacral work is called One Heart and is taught by Jenna Kit Milner, LMT (www.eightwaves.com). I took The Stillness Within in 2013... and ~200 hours of training later, my life has been completely changed for the better. This modality is the basis for all of my work, no matter what massage technique I use, because it's a way of re-connecting to pure Essence of Being. It's hard to describe the impact this work has had on me, but you can read my attempts here (copy/paste into your browser): http://bit.ly/gab-CEUs

Shiatsu training

I spent a large part of 2017 training in Shiatsu with Yumi Asakura, LMT.

Yoga

Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training - 200hr

An incredible program that gave me the tools of teaching the basics of yoga. I look forward to more training, and in the meantime will combine my knowledge of anatomy and physiology from years of doing massage therapy with my yoga teaching practice. I love to help people feel alive and strong in their bodies as well as relaxed.

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

by Britt on Jun 10
I love how Gab really listened to me and took the time to appropriately address my needs. Excellent work, and I’m feeling much better the next day!
by Stephanie on May 27
Gab really listened with the intent to understand what I was saying. He made suggestions based on what he heard and made sure it was what I wanted. he checked in regularly throughout the massage. He really encouraged me to breathe and be present, which I appreciated. He also followed up with me the following day, which was really great.
by Ron on May 05
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by Anonymous on May 04
Remarkable skills. I recall no moments in an hour where intentional pressure and movement were not applied.
by Wendy on Apr 18
Thoughtful approach and pace, good explanations, interesting approach using my breath as part of the healing process. Will certainly go back.
by Rosalyn on Mar 29
Not only does Gab have excellent skills, he seems to be very intuitive, generous with his time, and genuinely concerned as shown by a follow-up text.
by Uriel on Mar 15
Gabriel's ability to listen and address my specific needs was excellent. I really felt there was nothing more important to him than supporting my healing. Immense gratitude.
by Anonymous on Feb 13
Easily best place in Ithaca for massage therapy. Gab is a total pro who understands how the body works. Top notch experience from start to finish. Recommend to anyone!
by Adrienne on Jan 26
Gab did a wonderful job. He is very gifted in healing and has an obvious passion for his work. I will return, and look forward to receiving more aid in my healing journey. Thank you so much. With gratitude Adrienne
by Wendy on Jan 20
Mom and daughter day perfection. We both loved.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Shiatsu
  • Medical Massage
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Integrated Massage

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