Let me take you on a journey. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths and imagine yourself relaxing with your loved one next to you as you enjoy a massage that heals and soothes your mind, body and soul. Afterwards, slip into the far infrared sauna, steam room or over-sized custom Bath Jacuzzi and allow yourself to fully unwind. Enjoy spending time gazing into the eyes of your beloved over dinner, champagne and a fire. The sounds of the ocean, just steps away set the mood for this divine evening. A trip to the spa isn’t just a girl’s day out anymore; it’s a way to embody the essence of love.
The Creative Chakra spa is recognized for its celebrity clientele, holistic spa packages and its prime location. The famous Venice boardwalk begins here on Catamaran at the Creative Chakra spa and ends 6.3 miles at Will Rogers State Park. This convenient location offers endless sea views and Venice’s palm-studded beach which is a 4 minute walk and 3.5 miles away from the Santa Monica pier. LAX is only a 10 minute drive so also a great stop-over!
Known for its privacy factor and holistic therapies, this spa has been sought out by movie producers and celebrities of all kinds. It has been featured on many TV shows for it’s holistic treatments, private spa suites intimate lounge garden and Tea Room overlooking the Pacific Ocean. This spa offers over 300 hand-crafted holistic products to enhance your everyday life as well as a beautiful tea garden with customized organic tea blends.
These days, it is very simple to offer generic services and a product, which is why Creative Chakra Spa feels so strongly that organic products – customized spa therapies truly show love for facilitating the healing process. Couples have the option to choose therapies a la Carte or the specialized couple packages; such as ancient Ayurveda and every package is customized with a holistic healing focus. Couples can relax in the steam herbal glass and bamboo room or the garden infrared sauna or the over-sized custom built bath jacuzzi for 2 (with ozone) on the lanai or canopy area.
Indulge in a hundred an twenty minutes of this ancient romantic ritual “ The Turkish Hammam” which includes a custom hot oil massage and a brisk lemongrass and basil purifying aromatherapy sea salt body scrub followed by a rinse before a sensuous aromatherapy soak by candlelight in an oversized soaking Jacuzzi. After your soak, warm up in the sauna room or lounge by the fire in the romantic garden area.
A special day may also encompass a spa and yoga retreat either at the beach or the spa yoga room. This is especially a favorite and really allows the mind to wind down and leave both of you in that special, sacred healing space truly bringing serenity to your relationship and state of mind. Other packages include relaxing with your loved one and enjoying a hot stone massage side by side, afterwards relaxing in the private spa suite or the garden ending your massage with a glass of bubbly.
Seaweed wraps, Mud Wraps, Shirodhara and vitamin C showers are worth a mention in some of the amenities on offer with a complimentary aromatherapy sugar scrub bar & custom blend Tea Room and: of course, the star of the show, The Pacific Ocean, just steps away! Enjoy the waves before your custom spa therapy and take your own spa journey here at Creative Chakra Spa. Free Parking at the Beach, exclusive and private for Couples Massage Packages with a moroccan or indonesian type of decor that is also laid back and beachy. You may end up in only one of the rooms and think that is a small spa until you take a journey through the maze of rooms and beautiful tranquil areas that has been Creative Chakra Spa for the last 13 plus years at this location!
3401 Pacific Ave, 2A & 2B, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
This is the second art show this 2015 featuring Creative Chakra Spa owner original art work. The whole Venice Art Crawl is located at Washington Square just 1 min walk from Creative Chakra Spa, do the rounds and wind up at Creative Chakra Spa for a holiday celebration while exploring the art work of Sandie West, Creative
Chakra Spa owner.The winners of the 12 days of xmas will receive there prizes and there may be a screening of Phishing for Love short film directed and produced by Sandie West. A romantic comedy that won the audience award at the MDR Film Fest
VMLA DAY SPA
Veda MeLA 2015 will feature a full-spectrum day spa hosted by Creative Chakra Spa. We have partnered to create specialized Veda MeLA exclusive treatments that are dedicated to holistic health, fitness, and empowering your mind, body, and spirit. Allow yourself a beautiful break from full days of workshops and yoga classes to wind down and recenter with healing therapies, gourmet teas, and luscious spa products. To learn more about what will be available at Veda MeLA 2015, click here.
Creative Chakra Spa started as an aromatherapy product line, with CEO Sandie West creating smooth balms and moisturizers for special aromatherapy clientele. Creative Chakra Spa is now a Holistic Healing Oasis Spa in a tranquil setting at the beach with some of Los Angeles’ top trainers and therapists, including guest instructors from all over the world. This hidden gem is an oceanside retreat, featuring luxurious massages, facials, wraps, and scrubs. With exclusive and private use of their garden infrared sauna, jacuzzi, or variety of baths, visitors enjoy an intimate ambiance with ocean breezes.
VMLA DAY SPA SPECIALS
Creative Chakra Spa is offering specialized body therapies on-site at Veda MeLA that align with the event’s intentions and mission. To book, click here and select Veda MeLA from the drop-down menu.
Kerala Ayurveda (60 Minutes) – $115
Balancing the doshas by releasing and distributing chakra energies to all the body’s cells. Third-eye oil drip calms the mind.
Abayanga (50 Minutes) – $115
Detox and rebalance. For best results, have two therapists work on you simultaneously!
Marma Points (50 Minutes) – $115
Massaging these energy points promotes pranic flow and healing.
Pindasweda (50 Minutes) – $115
Gentle herbal rejuvenation concentrating on all joints.
Ayurvedic Glow (50 Minutes) – $115
Dosha analysis: which elements are strong and weak in your now? Does Vata, Pita, or Kapha dominate in you now? Dry skin brush, followed by a massage of blended oils to moderate your overcharged doshas and stimulate your undercharged doshas.
1933 S. Broadway, Lower Level
Los Angeles, CA 90007
November 7-8, 2015
Saturday 9:00am – 7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am – 6:00pm
The Marina Del Rey Film Festival will hold its 4th edition on November 13th & 14th, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Festival announced a call for submissions for films in every genre, on any topic, from every country around the world from features to shorts.
Returning for the fourth year is Marina Del Rey Film Festival with venues at the MDR Hilton and Beach Dancer Films, the Festival’s creative hub and destination for festival-goers, industry and press where innovative events, select Marina Del Rey Talks panels, Awards night, parties, and more will take place. Festival Director Jon Gursha is working with Peter Greene to program the festival and bring in films from around the world as well as showcase local filmmakers.
Beach Dancer Films will hold the festival launch kickoff party with shorts and some feature films on Friday November 13th 4.30-10pm hosted by Sandie West at Beach Dancer Films. This event is sponsored by Creative Chakra Spa. On Saturday, November 14th, at The Double Tree Hilton in Marina Del Rey, the program starts at 11am with shorts and feature films till 9 p.m. This will culminate in the Official Film Awards after party at 10 p.m. till midnight, November 14th, with renowned world DJ Mark Lewis (Mixology) back at Beach Dancer Films.
The Marina Del Rey Film Festival is in its fourth year, previously held at the Marriott Courtyard Marina del Rey, Burton Chase Park, Stella Luxury Apartments, and Creative Chakra Spa with events at Fisherman’s Village Shanghai Reds and Cabo Cantina in Marina del Rey. The Marina Del Rey Film Festival primarily focuses on independent films and showcasing independent filmmakers. MDRFF continues to encourage and promote the spirit of film-making and indie film in Marina Del Rey and Los Angeles.
The Festival benefits from both the deep cultural heritage of Marina del Rey and the strength of the US market. Feature and short films for the 2016 edition can be submitted through the Marina Del Rey Film Festival website with the final deadline for shorts on November 1st, 2015, and for features on November 5th, 2015.
ABOUT THE MARINA DEL REY FILM FESTIVAL
Now in its 4th year, the Marina Del Rey Film Festival offers unparalleled access to creative voices through film programming, live performances and conversations with the most compelling artists working today. Jon Gursha and Peter Greene founded the festival as a venue for independent filmmakers to showcase work on the westside of Los Angeles. The Marina del Rey Film Festival is operated by Film Marketing Services Inc. The Festival is a chance to discover new voices, experience buzzed about films, as well as to explore TV, web series and alternative media on the west-side of Los Angeles.
For more information or enquiries on how to submit your film: visit us
Approximately 250,000 people in this country currently live with permanent spinal cord injuries. Treatment for SCI survivors is targeted at providing clients with the skills to live as fully as possible. Physical and occupational therapists as well as massage therapists are helping these patients gain the skills they need to function. Ultimately about 90% of all SCI patients are able to live independently with these new skills. Life Rolls On empowers the spirit, the body and the mind. They will Skate Again sessions in our town of Venice this summer which also the local home town area of founder Jesse Billauer this Saturday July 25th 9-4pm 2015. Check their website for all events.
About Spinal Cord Injuries and Massage. Creative Chakra Spa bodyworkers specialize in energy and light-touch work with their SCI clients including therapeutic touch, reiki, craniosacral therapy, and any number of other modalities, can be especially powerful. As SCI clients’ muscle tone changes, our clients are likely to experience postural distortions that can be quite painful. Massage can help to limit this process and reduce the pain associated with it. Massage can be a powerful tool in keeping these changes at bay and SCI clients have to cope with chronic tendinitis and overuse syndromes in their hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. In these cases it’s not only appropriate, but essential to receive bodywork that can help to restore function as quickly as possible. In addition, addressing the mechanical challenges of being confined to a wheelchair. The spasticity that SCI patients live with is a chronically progressive situation. This progress can be slowed or even halted with a carefully applied program of exercise and stretching-massage.
Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a situation in which some or all of the fibers in the spinal cord are damaged. If the spinal cord is intact, some motor or sensory function may remain in the affected tissues. This factor will determine what kind of recovery a person can expect to achieve. Obviously, the higher the damage, the more of the body is affected. Injuries to the anterior part of the cord affect motor function, while damage to the posterior aspect affects the senses of touch, proprioception, and vibration. Damage to the lateral parts of the cord interrupts sensations of pain and temperature. An injury that affects the lower abdomen and extremities, but leaves the chest and arms intact, is called paraplegia. An injury that impacts the body from the neck down is called tetraplegia or quadriplegia. Among the SCI patients alive today, quadriplegics slightly outnumber paraplegics.
Spinal Cord Injury Complications
• Decubitus ulcers.
• Heterotopic ossification.
• Deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism.
• Respiratory infection.
• Urinary tract infection.
• Autonomic hyperreflexia.
• Cardiovascular disease.
• Chronic pain.
• Spasticity, contractures.
Spinal Cord Injury Treatment Options
New treatment options for SCI patients are being developed daily. Some SCI patients may have electrodes implanted in muscles that are controlled from an external computer. These implants can provide pinching and gripping capabilities for people who otherwise would not have the use of their hands. Surgical transfer of healthy tendons can also be helpful. For some people, the triceps muscle may be paralyzed, while the deltoid is not. Surgically extending the posterior deltoid tendon and attaching it to the olecranon can provide these people with the power it takes to use a wheelchair. Support LRO in the work they do to empower and research all the possibilities to enrich the lives of those who have a spinal cord injury. These people can range from a family member at 60yrs old, a mountain biking athlete or a 17 yr old professional surfer, such as founder of LRO, Jesse Billauer. All pro-surfers know the risk, but it rarely happens and as Jesse proves, surfing is freedom of the spirit and he still surfs the biggest waves all over the world, wheelchair or not! An inspiration to us all.
Summer Solstice & fun summer spa packages to choose from:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hqUv4314WE
“The Lucid Wake Journey” is a guided meditation and information download that is focused on exploring the places in between consciousness and sub-consciousness, between wake and sleep. Within the workshop, you’ll take away meditative tools to apply into your daily life as you transition into having a new perception of the world around you. Lucid wake is a heightened state of clarity and awareness within the waking world. Welcome to a new journey.The LUCID WAKE JOURNEY
“LUCID”= Having clarity of perception and understanding.
“LUCID DREAM”= Being aware that you are within a dream.
“LUCID WAKE” = Being aware that you are sleeping within your wake.
What is “the Lucid Wake Journey?”
It is an exploration of both senses seen and unseen. In the lucid dream, the dreamer passes through a middle ground where the world of wake and the world of sleep overlap. This is the Theta brain wave state also paralleling to states of deep meditation. It is also the place between our conscious and sub-conscious worlds. The term medium correlates to meditation in the root of the middle ground.
The Tools within the Journey:
In The Lucid Wake Journey, we will be exploring this place of meditation in between sleep and wake, conscious and subconscious to gain a heightened awareness of both ourselves as well as the world around us. We will be using a collage of many healing tools both old and new including drumming and rhythm, sound bowls, rattles and shakers, Reiki, Chakra balancing, binaural beats, guided visualization, Theta Healing, Tai Chi exercises, vocal mantras, tuning forks, as well as other modalities. Some guest practitioners will also be brought in from time to time to offer addition techniques into our tool box.
What will the Experience be like?
The sessions will be conducted within a close and protected circle of your peers. We will create a safe container for all the individual to enter deep states of consciousness. You can lay down or sit in a meditative position, what ever you find most comfortable. The circles will be adaptive and we will most likely alternate different approaches and modalities. Some of the events will be catered to certain themes such as grounding, meeting our emotions, awakening our intuition, and so on and so forth. In the past, people have experienced seeing vivid colors, shapes, and interesting environments very much like you would in a dream. You will take away tools from the experience that you can directly apply to the waking world and your daily life.
People will also have the option to share their experiences with the group at the end of the session if they choose. Often times people find them selves surprised in common themes and images between different experiences within the group. The experience has often been correlated to a non-substance induced Shamanic Journey.
Matt Cummings, a licensed massage therapist with a wide range of holistic backgrounds including Reiki, Chakra balancing, guided meditations, dream analysis, Acupressure, Swedish, Structural Foot Balancing, Reflexology, Numerology, Herbs and Plant Medicine, light therapy, sound healing, Vibrational Healing Massage, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Shamanistic Journeys. He has also been a guest within a number of different Native American Tribal ceremonies. Compassion and empathy are important traits with his facilitation of healing for others.
Details of the event:
The event will take place at
Creative Chakra Spa
Sunday evenings after sunset (6pm-til sunset)
In order to be inclusive of all classes of people, there are 3 categories with a sliding scale option. Also a small number of gift tickets will be given out. The price range:
LOW INCOME discount: $5-$15
Its an honor system, so you choose what you feel is right.)
Dads’ are our heros, they are strong and protective. Give Dad back some love and show him how much you care. Some TLC of a massage can improve athletic performance or help heal sports injuries as well as flexibility . Massage triggers endorphins that help you relax mentally and physically. It eases tension in the body and stress all of which take a toll on the body and mind.
Some quality r’n’r for Dad, can change everything. Recent studies reveal that massage is proven to lower insulin and cortisol levels as well as lower heart rates. These can cause major health issues and stress if left untreated. Tension headaches, TMJ and neck pain can be alleviated with Indian Head massage which is a 30 min aromatherapy hot oil and meticulous head and neck massage. Massage Therapy, whether a combination of deep tissue, swedish, shiatsu or sport massage shows that it relieves neck and back pain considerably while reducing heart rate and high blood pressure as well as common back pain. Massage is now recognized by the medical profession too.
So show him your appreciation by giving a thoughtful gift that he will remember! No neck-ties, over the top gadgets of the previous years,this gift will be treasured by him. It is like a mini-retreat/vacation that also feels wonderful and takes care of his health and well-being for years to come. To impress him even more, try one of the couples massage for him and Mom!
Creative Chakra Spa as it has privacy built into each package. The private facilities of steam, sauna or jacuzzi and private shower room. Just minutes from lots of popular beach restaurants on Washington Square and 3 tiny blocks from the Venice Pier. Incorporate, a beach visit, a massage and enjoy food together at this established beach spa.