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Meet Anna Marie Wood of TEMPLEWORK LA in Atwater Village

Today we’d like to introduce you to Anna Marie Wood.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Anna Marie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
TEMPLEWORK LA started as my personal massage practice in 2008 after my certification from IPSB. The Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing is a very spiritual holistic bodywork school located in Culver City. Upon attending my first class at IPSB I knew I was in the right place. There are seldom accidents in this life. Or should I say, “there are never accidents”. I am innately a nurturer with a highly creative edge. Combining these two characteristics has been a gorgeous journey. Those who choose bodywork and healing as a career, are continually absorbing and studying modalities and other applications that we can add to our “toolbox”. The never-ending studies of a passionate career. In 2012 I suffered a traumatic injury to my neck. After visiting a surgeon and 6 weeks of physical therapy, what eventually aligned and “healed” by body was two Integrated Craniosacral Unwinding sessions. THIS was a turning point for me. Integrated Craniosacral Unwinding is an energy based modality and attends to our nervous system. The human body is the most sophisticated intelligent machine on the planet and human beings are energetic spirits. I proudly opened by boutique bodywork studio December 2016. TEMPLEWORK LA is a “healing place”.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
This is a very good question and I can honestly say, “When we set our mind to something we want, The Law of Attraction will go into action”. I have had a vision board in my home since 2008. With some images that are spot on to what I have included in the design of my business now. This vision board was something I wanted, of course, but it was also something that I saw often. Something that was somehow imbedded into my subconscious. There is also a phenomenon called, “guided by spirit”. This is when you are honestly being guided on a journey that you very much desire. I believed it. I wanted it. I saw it. I created it….and EVERYTHING fell into place perfectly, right down to each person I work with here to the furnishings that occupy my space.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the TEMPLEWORK LA story. Tell us more about the business.
TEMPLEWORK LA is a boutique bodywork studio built solely on nurturing the human body and mind with therapeutic massage, bodywork, and energy work. I wanted to create a business that was not your standard massage studio. My services include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Advanced Circulatory, Myofascial Release, Prenatal, Sports Massage to more exclusive modalities such as Integrated Craniosacral Unwinding, Raindrop Treatment, Polarity Therapy, Reiki and other forms of Energy Healing. The bodyworkers who you can schedule a session with are versed in many different modalities and what you end up receiving is a lovely blend of what “your body” needs. I personally thrive on offering “massage with energy work blended in the same session”. We don’t have a menu of sorts, nor do we promote any gimmicks. Excellent bodywork is when a skilled therapist can read what the client’s body may need at any given time. I am so proud each and every time a client enters my facility, as they instantly comment on what a lovely feeling they have when they arrive. The “deal is sealed” when they float out of their private room after receiving a session. A healing experience is what I am offering. A healing experience is what a client leaves with.

“Your Body is the Temple of Your Spirit”

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
My life has been a series of “good lucks”. Why? because, I think we make our luck. Certainly, we are presented with opportunities on a regular basis. It is what we decide to act on that will proliferate in our life. Good or Bad. Tenacity and desire go hand in hand. ANYTIME I have wanted something, I put my heart and soul into making it happen. It is my personality.

“You get what you think about EVERY TIME”

“We are living in a very fast paced, traffic filled, mobile device laden time. I believe the combination of massage and energy work allows our most precious human spirits to experience the grounded life we were meant to live while on this planet.” Anna Marie Wood


  • 60-minute session is $75.00
  • 75-minute session is $90.00
  • 90-minute session is $110.00

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  1. Candace R.

    March 29, 2017 at 18:08

    I’ve had a couple of sessions with Anna Marie and she is wonderful! I went in for a sports massage and she ended up applying some energy work at the end of the massage. I’ve never experienced anything like it before. It was cool and I would definitely try it again. Her studio is warm, welcoming and her prices are reasonable!

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