I was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii. In 1973, I met and studied under Koichi Sensei and this began my interest in Bodywork. Tohei Sensei taught me the art of "Kiatsu", Aikidos' version of Shiatsu. Life went on in Hilo and I became a DJ, working at stations KBIG and KWXX. In the late 80's, I moved to Honolulu and worked at KQMQ as "Jon Kealoha" and then KSSK during the 90's. At KSSK I hosted a show called "Night Magick" about the unknown, local ghost stories and psychic readings. Working at these top radio stations in Honolulu was great and the guests on my show sparked my interest again in doing healing work through Shiatsu. By chance, I met Mark Kauwe (Shiastu by Mark) and while working with him, I learned his style of Shiatsu. Through his guidance, I earned my massage license.
The Shiatsu Guy believes in the Kai zen philosophy which is often translated as ongoing, ‘continuous improvement’.
Shiatsu is my passion and I will continue to study and strive to master my practice.
Awakening your body’s own healing power by using traditional Asian healing techniques without the use of pharmaceutical to help you with pain and the stress in your life.
Advanced Therapeutic Shiatsu
Shiatsu is a non-invasive therapy that may help reduce stress and contribute to overall wellbeing. Proponents believe that it has both preventative and remedial effects.
Shiatsu can be used in the treatment of a wide range of internal, musculoskeletal, and emotional conditions. It is thought to reduce muscle stiffness, stimulate the skin, aid digestion, and influence the nervous system. Shiatsu is used to treat a wide range of chronic conditions, such as headaches, PMS, digestive disorders, fatigue, insomnia, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety, and musculoskeletal pain, including low back, neck, and joint pain.
The entire body is represented on the hands. Information concerning every problem, irregularity, discomfort, disease etc. in the body is recorded in the hands at the location that corresponds to problem area of the body. Pressing on the correct corresponding point will cause a reflex reaction such as jerking the hand, grimacing, indicating that indeed the corresponding point has been pressed. Stimulate that point and the pain and problem will instantly begin to disappear. You can then maximize pain reduction by applying a small metal disc. When the above process is followed, pain, tension and body discomfort will be instantly reduced from 50 to 100% with one application.
Auriculotherapy is similar to ear acupuncture, but it uses no needles. Seeds are placed on reflex points outside the ear. These reflex points then send a message to the brain based on the location of the reflex point being treated.
The production of natural pain relieving endorphins and enkephalins are stimulated, resulting in a better sense of well-being and relaxation. This will help reduce pain, chronic stress and anxiety.
Ontake Method comes from Japan. This innovative technique uses a piece of bamboo filled with burning moxa wool to roll, tap and press on the acupuncture meridians using a metronome programmed to each meridian’s frequency. The rhythmic application of heat, frequency and pressure triggers rapid shifts in your body condition and mood.
Ontake is easily integrated into a full body Shiatsu which will help you with Stress, Pain, and Discomfort.
Jonathan is extremely knowledgeable and provides amazing shiatsu services. Definitely a go-to if you have chronic pain or migraines. He fixed my 2-day migraine in a matter of minutes. It was life-changing.
Joy / March 2022
It was the day of my departure for vacation when I pulled my back muscle and was in severe pain. My first thought was to reach out to Jonathan to see if he could squeeze me to provide me with some relief. He was able to squeeze me in and treated me immediately with the Korean magnets which have worked for me in the past with a more severe muscle pull in the same area. He assessed me and strategically placed the tiny magnets on and around my hands to treat my back muscle. I felt immediate relief and could sit and stand with less discomfort than when I arrived. His treatment enabled me to tolerate the pain during my 5-hour flight. Thank you so much, Jonathan!
Darlene / Nov 2021
After 1 session my shoulder impingement from 5 months was almost completely resolved! I cried because I had not this release or range of motion for so long ! I am going back for 1 more treatment before my trip back to the mainland . Thank you Jonathan !!!