Anne Sotelo

C.R., C.M.T.

Our bodies have an innate ability to self-heal, I facilitate this self-healing by releasing the restrictions of structure or dysfunction or emotion that prevent the natural restorative mechanisms from working. I offer a safe environment to support and enhance this process. Utilizing a wide array of skills, I help stimulate the unwinding of chronic holding patterns, trauma or stress the body carries. This work creates a calm state of mind, body and emotions. I have helped clients with many types of chronic pain and illnesses including: Chronic musculoskeletal pain, Headaches and Migraines, Sciatica, Back, hip and knee pain; Repetitive strain injuries, e.g.carpal tunnel syndrome, Shoulder periarthritis and capsulitis, Restricted range of motion, Vertigo, Post-surgical pain and Scar tissue, Post-cardiac surgery, Swallowing difficulties, Acid Reflux and Heartburn, Women’s health issues, Endometriosis, Fibroids and Cysts, Mens issues, Bladder incontinence, Crohn’s Disease, Liver disorders, Digestive disorders, Pediatrics issues, Neuromotor problems, Ward off infection, Whiplash, Anxiety and Depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. I bring together my compassion, mind and spirit to be with you on your healing journey.

Website Address

Contact Information

12304 Santa Monica Blvd
Ste 216
Los Angeles, CA 90025
United States

tel. 310.396.3566 (day)
tel. 310.396.3566 (evening)

My Skills

Teaching Assistant for Barral Visceral and Neural Manipulation VM1, VM2, VM3, VM4, VM5, NM1, LDT1

Integrative Manual Therapy: Precise gentle Organ Specific Osteopathic manual therapy for complex physical issues to alleviate pain, restore function, and promote health and well being. As your issues warrant, the following modalities are used with specificity and precision – Myofascial, CranioSacral, Visceral, Neural, Meningeal, Traumawork, Lymphatic Drainage, Brain Structure Neuromeningeal Traumawork: Neural Manipulation developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O., and Alain Croibier, D.O, examines mechanical relationships between the cranium/spine hard frame to the dura and neural elements. It provides assessment and treatment approaches to address restrictions of the dural and neural components not commonly focused on with musculoskeletal Neural Manipulation developed by Jean-Pierre Barral, D.O., and Alain Croibier, D.O, examines mechanical relationships between the cranium/spine hard frame to the dura and neural elements. It provides assessment and treatment approaches to address restrictions of the dural and neural components not commonly focused on with musculoskeletal symptoms. Generally, one thinks of a trauma as a severe injury that causes damage. This definition encompasses different gradients of external forces acting on the body. For example, not every joint trauma leads to a fracture or dislocation, which is verifiable by x-ray. From a medical standpoint, patients are often considered perfectly healthy, even though they are not at all the same as they were before sustaining a trauma. The same is generally true for the neural manipulation and the nerves. Traumatic nerve lesions typically do not result in a recognizable, well-defined clinical picture. Instead a broad spectrum of disturbances can be found. Because of their inconsistency and lack of evidence (with conventional examination methods and imaging procedures) symptoms are often overlooked. Often functional nerve lesions develop after neurotropic diseases (like herpes zoster — shingles) or a result of postural imbalances. Frequently they derive from mechanical forces and energies: friction, pressure (compression), or traction forces (stretch), all of which affect the nerves. To bring about lesions, a trauma does not have to be severe. Such as a nonphysiological movement, a harmless sprain, faulty posture, or muscle contractions. Often, it is a matter of repetitive micro-traumas. Pathological processes can can take place inside and outside the nerves. Craniosacral Therapy: CST was pioneered and developed by osteopathic physician John E. Upledger following extensive scientific studies from 1975 to 1983 at Michigan State University, where he served as a clinical researcher and Professor of Biomechanics. CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord. Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system. By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction Visceral Manipulation: VM assists functional and structural imbalances throughout the body including musculoskeletal, vascular, nervous, urogenital, respiratory, digestive and lymphatic dysfunction. It evaluates and treats the dynamics of motion and suspension in relation to organs, membranes, fascia and ligaments. VM increases proprioceptive communication within the body, thereby revitalizing a person and relieving symptoms of pain, dysfunction, and poor posture. An integrative approach to evaluation and treatment of a patient requires assessment of the structural relationships between the viscera, and their fascial or ligamentous attachments to the musculoskeletal system. Strains in the connective tissue of the viscera can result from surgical scars, adhesions, illness, posture or injury. Tension patterns form through the fascial network deep within the body, creating a cascade of effects far from their sources for which the body will have to compensate. This creates fixed, abnormal points of tension that the body must move around, and this chronic irritation gives way to functional and structural problems. Melt Method: The MELT Method® (MELT®) is a simple self-treatment technique that reduces chronic pain and helps you stay healthy, youthful, and active for a lifetime. Just 10 minutes of MELT three times a week is all you need to reduce the effects of accumulated tension and stress caused by daily living. New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue. These two components work together to provide your body support and optimal mind-body communication. MELT directly addresses these two systems of your body in a way no other self-treatment can, including diet and exercise. You’ll see and feel results in the first session. Over time MELT heightens your body’s ability to repair and heal itself, which can create remarkable, lasting changes. MELT offers natural pain relief, addressing the true cause of pain, not just the symptoms. Rolfing 10 series: Rolfing is a form of hands-on manipulation and movement education developed by Ida P. Rolf over 50 years ago. Rolfing® Structural Integration works on the connective tissue (fascia) to release, realign and balance the whole body. Rolfing® Structural Integration enhances your posture and freedom of movement. Pilates/ Training: EXERCISE PROGRAMS One on One Training: Pilates based or Interval -The ‘Intense’ workout for cardio, coordination, balance, strength, stretch that includes: Lite weights, Bosu, bands, pilates mat, yoga, yoga ropes, jump rope. -The Basics Workout: Alignment, breathing, placement, rebuild the core from the ground up with state of the art training methods. Certified Massage Therapist, California CAMTC

Certified Rolf® Structural Integration Therapist, Rolf® Institute, 1997

4 levels Colorado Cranial Institute, 1998

Barral Advanced Visceral Manipulation courses(6-levels), Bruno Chikly Brain Curriculum (4 levels), Neural Manipulation (5-levels) and Lymph Drainage therapy (4-levels), Upledger CST 1,2, SER1, SER2

Teaching Assistant for Barral Visceral and Neural Manipulation VM1, VM2, VM3, VM4, VM5, NM1, LDT1

Continuing Education Resume:

Graduate of California Institute of the Arts, BFA Dance

Attended UCDavis, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

License Number

CAMTC certificate # 27980

Professional Associations / Memberships

Rolf Institute of Structural Integration
International Association of Healthcare Professionals
Colorado Cranial Institute
California Massage Therapy Council
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals

Hours of operation / Fees

By Appointment Only
Monday - Friday 7AM-7PM
Saturdays 7AM-5PM

First session, Eval and treatment 1.5 hours $150 Following sessions 60 minutes $120, 90 minutes $180 ROLFING: 10 series package, pd in advance 10% off /session

Driving directions

I have two offices and do home visits.
Upon scheduling, directions will be given.

Available for patients

Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.

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