Anna Marie began her studies of Craniosacral Therapy after personally experiencing this amazing healing modality. This launched her journey into energetic based healing. Anna Marie commenced her studies of Craniosacral Unwinding in 2014 and Polarity Therapy in 2016 under the guise of Gary Strauss, her mentor, from The Life Energy Institute. Her certification of Massage Therapy from IPSB in 2008 is now complimented with energetic based modalities.
For years Anna Marie had rented space in various locations and provided “house calls” as most bodyworkers do. The time had definitely come to manifest what had been in her dreams. The story continues to finding, or perhaps the Universe providing, the perfect location for a boutique studio she designed…she created…
Anna Marie founded TEMPLEWORK LA December 2016 with the goal of providing stellar bodywork and energy work in an environment conducive to healing the spirit. The journey from massage to energy work was transforming for not only her, but for her clients as well. Anna Marie is certified in massage therapy and her energetic offerings include both Craniosacral Therapy and Polarity Therapy, and most recently Crystal Healing.
In addition to building and cultivating TEMPLEWORK LA into the unique studio it has become, she has created The Private Collection: Handcrafted Essential Oil blends made with intuition, purpose, and so much love…TEMPLEWORK LA offers not only bodywork services, but a myriad of classes that support the human spirit and offers a safe space to be taken care of.
The combination of massage and energy work makes lasting changes. Energy work is really where The Magic Happens. I am so very proud to be part of this community and to provide the amazing services we offer. Thanks to each and every client who has graced our studio with their presence. Truly. – Anna Marie Wood
Janae is a natural Empath, with awakened psychic abilities. In 2013, she answered the calling to embark on a journey in Healing Arts. Soon her desire to simply make the world a better place expanded into a deep, passionate interest in elevating, as a community, to a higher state of consciousness.
Janae holds several certifications including Holy Fire Reiki Master ART, Reiki Ryoho (Shoden and Okuden), Sound Healing, Crystal and Vibrational Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique, Psychic Reading and Tarot. She is also training in Shamanism. Her experience and training in various modalities allow her to create a uniquely, well-rounded and deep healing experience. In addition to individual healing sessions, TEMPLEWORK LA will soon offer her monthly crystal singing bowl, sound bath meditation infused with Tarot as an intuitive tool for setting focused intentions. She performs these events locally as well.
To book a session with Janae, a 24 to 48 hour notice is required. Please call to schedule.
Kathy received her massage certification from the Massage School of Santa Monica and has joyfully been giving massages for the past 17 years. Her modalities include a lovely blend of Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, as well as Reiki Massage blend. Reiki Massage incorporates the energetic modality Reiki with relaxing massage. Kathy intuitively listens to what it is YOUR body, mind, and spirit need. She has a calm, gentle, and caring manner.
Raymond is a graduate of the Institute of Psycho Structural Balancing. He received his degree in 2013 and is passionate about working with the human system. His bodywork sessions are a combination of Swedish and Deep Tissue with elements of Sports Massage, Acupressure and Craniosacral. He has a continued interest in working with the energetic body, and has also completed a Polarity Therapy course in Spinal Balancing.
When tailoring a session for a client, Ramón considers not only realizing results, but also their experience on the table. “A session that is driven by both function and style…science and grace— I imagine this makes a good massage. I truly believe this work to be a healing art.” Having originally earned his Holistic Health Practitioner credentials from IPSB College, San Diego, CA in 2012—Ramón excitedly rejoined the SoCal wellness community in late 2016 after his wife, Casey, concluded her graduate studies at Boston University. Ramón welcomes diversity in his practice and enjoys working with clients from all walks of life. His experience includes partnering with renowned organizations such as the Boston Ballet, Boston College Eagles football program, Boston Athletic Association, and Ocean Beach Woman’s Club as well as involvement in local events such as Sarah Anassori’s Stepping Into Someday Women’s Leadership Retreat: Rise and Jamie Baker’s #GoldClassWorkout and day-retreats. “My goal in any session is to empower the individual, my client, to be their best. To help them let go of that which is not serving them…to release, and then of course, to restore.” Techniques employed in a session with Ramón vary as needed but primarily involve one or more of the following modalities: Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, and Table Thai Massage.
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.” – Albert Einstein
Marie was first introduced to Massage Therapy in 2010, while attending a massage workshop, where she was working as a volunteer at a local yoga studio and holistic healing center. It was from that day on she realized the powerful effect of massage and how it would always have a significant role in her life. After spending five years working in the fashion industry, she became eager to continue learning about the human body and healing. In 2015, she graduated from the National Holistic Institute with 1,350 hours of combined extensive training in Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Therapy, Swedish, Pre-natal/post-natal, Thai, Shiatsu, Somatic therapy, and Energy work. She is a firm believer that when the mind is in-sync with the body, the physical body can then receive the full benefit of healing. With this in mind during her sessions, she enjoys facilitating mind, body, spirit healing through guided breathing, meditation, and visualizations focused on the act of “letting go.” To deeper her knowledge and practice, she is continuing to study Ayurveda Holistic Medicine, an India based ancient natural healing system. Marie is truly passionate about helping people by using a variety of modalities to create a customized session based on the individual’s needs.
Wilson is a manual therapist specializing in Visceral Manipulation and integrative musculoskeletal work. His work is sensitive, intelligent and thorough, drawing on Myofascial techniques, Visceral Manipulation, Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, and assisted stretching.
“My goal is to make the most of each session and to help you feel more at home in your body. I also have extensive experience with Prenatal and Rehabilitative treatment, as well as Oncology massage. For more about my work, I encourage you to visit my website to learn more about Visceral Manipulation.”
Jen is a recent graduate of The National Holistic Institute’s 900 hour Massage Therapy program, studying modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Myofascial Therapy, Thai, Shiatsu, and Energy Work. It was her love of health and natural healing, and the desire to nurture that led her to massage and essential oils. As a dōTERRA Wellness Advocate, she enjoys teaching others about the health and emotional benefits of essential oils and uses them to enhance the massage experience.
Michael received his massage certification from the Hands on Healing Institute of Tujunga, and specializes in Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, and Sports Massage. He has been a personal trainer since 2013 and currently runs a private studio in Lincoln heights. Continually working on muscle imbalances of clients and even his own, he is focused on unwinding the restrictions that interfere with daily living. With a passion for sharing his experience, you are bound to get some new insight on your body and some helpful homework. “My goal is to help you achieve lasting results and assist you in the change you might be seeking.” You are welcome to visit www.offlinefitness.com for more information.
Yuki is from Hokkaido, Japan, which is a land awash in natural beauty. She received her certification from IPSB in Culver City, CA and is certified by Life Energy Institute for Integrative Craniosacral Unwinding. Her modalities include Swedish, Advanced Circulatory, and Craniosacral Unwinding. She continues to learn and have depth in her practice, exploring the many levels of healing.
Last year she went to Himeji City, Japan, to attend Holding Space Method Workshop by Gary Strauss at Mount Shosha Engyoji Temple and is currently studying Polarity Therapy and Oncology Massage. She believes that “health is the natural expression of the body, mind and soul when they are in rhythm”, believing also that every human being has a high level of intelligence in their body and the innate ability to heal themselves. She would like to assist people in receiving balance and harmony in their life.
Roxy has always been emotionally sensitive and empathetic. Roxy received her massage certification at the Hands on Healing Institute in 2014. Her massage is a combination of swedish, myofascial release, and deep tissue. Her calling to hot stone therapy has set her on the LaStone therapy path focused on a chemical, emotional, and spiritual response. She specializes in LaStone therapy, a Native American full body massage with organic jojoba oil, integrating hot/chilled stones with the ancient art of energy work. The journey begins with 54 hot (basalt) stones, 18 chilled (marble and sardonyx) stones, joined with various crystals (orange calcite, amethyst, rose quartz, and more) to awaken all aspects of your Earth journey. The stones are placed in varying positions on the body for energy balancing, including the seven chakras and a spinal layout. One by one each stone will magically provide profound healing benefits for your body, mind, and spirit. The alternating heat and cold of thermotherapy brings the entire body into a healing process, with a rapid exchange of blood and oxygen and alternating rise and fall of respiration rate as the body seeks homeostasis. The therapy provides benefits for the client who has multiple muscle pain issues. It is within this state of relaxation, nirvana, and inner peace, that you begin to drift in and out of consciousness as if Mother Earth herself was with you relaxing every tense muscle.
My name is Gabriella D’Urso and my life’s work is to support you in your healing and transformation. I aim to deliver to you clear, direct visions to assist with a shift in your perception. Whether you’re struggling with the day to day stress of being in a human body or working with deeper issues and trauma I can develop a series of sessions to support you wherever you are on the healing path. My approach is organic and creative because no one’s healing journey is linear and our needs evolve over time. I believe we all have the knowledge and capacity to heal ourselves from the inside out. One of my deepest strengths is my ability to listen and create a safe container where love, trust, and respect are nourished.
My journey with Reiki began as a child at the age of 7 after my family and I moved into a Bed & Breakfast in Vermont built in the 1800’s, next to an active cemetery. I quickly learned of my ability to sense and communicate with energies from the etheric realm and beyond. In 2015, I heard a call to the West Coast and found my way to Los Angeles. Around this time, I connected with my Reiki teacher who introduced me to the traditional Usui Reiki method and the newer Holy Fire Reiki, which incorporates the healing energy of the sun. Later that year, I became interested in bringing Reiki into other environments and started volunteering in Hospice centers across Los Angeles. There was such an incredible need for healing in this environment that I was inspired to research other modalities. I decided to expand my offerings and complete training to become an End of Life Doula through www.inelda.org. My Doula practice incorporates Reiki, but is focused on the variety of ways the death experience can be improved. I work with clients to find closure, forgiveness, and a sense of peace in their final days and to gain an understanding of their life’s meaning for both them and their families. For more information, please visit my website.