I am an Upledger Techniques Certified CranioSacral Therapist. I have been practicing CranioSacral Therapy since 1999. Before becoming a CranioSacral Therapist I spent fifteen years in private practice as a massage therapist. I opened Mount Washington CranioSacral Therapy in 2005, in Northeast Los Angeles. I have also received extensive training in The Feldenkrais Method, Hatha Yoga, and Continuum Movement. These methods inform my CranioSacral practice. In addition to my bodywork certifications, I hold a B.F.A. in dance and an M.F.A. in choreography and performance. I am still active as an independent choreographer. My origins in movement and dance influenced my decision to become a bodyworker.  As a bodyworker, I believe that as we are supported in discovering the information held in our bodies - whether it be physical symptoms, emotions, or memories - we can become more fully ourselves.

 

As a CranioSacral Therapist, I am always honored to witness the transformations that occur during sessions. CranioSacral Therapy provides clients a sense of deep and attuned listening on both physical and emotional levels. People often seek CranioSacral Therapy because they are suffering from pain or discomfort from a physical trauma or injury.  Sometimes, they come because recent or old emotional traumas are creating physical symptoms. Whatever draws you to this work, I would love to support you.



 


As a therapist, Carmela is able to employ a great physical intelligence in her techniques which result in a magnificent session, unique to each client. She helped me through hip surgery, and I came out healthier and stronger because of her sessions.
— Bill Ratner, Voice Over ABC News
Carmela is amazing! My acupuncturist suggested that I try CranioSacral Therapy with Carmela and it has worked. I was recently in a car accident. In addition to muscle spasms in my neck, shoulders and back, the accident caused neurological issues including severe headaches and facial muscle spasms. I tried other treatments, but none worked like Carmela’s CranioSacral Therapy. Each time I go, I am impressed with the relief I get. I can’t explain it, but it works.
— Pat Winters, Attorney
Carmela Hermann’s understanding of the body is magical! Her skill and mastery are evident from the release and relaxation I feel after each Craniosacral Session.  I look forward to the next appointment!
— Miriam Kramer, Pilates Instructor
I tried physical therapy, acupuncture, and almost every pill known to rheumatology, but nothing made a dent in my fibromyalgia pain. Then, completely by chance, I found Carmela. Now, if I can’t keep my regular every-other-week appointment, my body KNOWS, and reverts to its cranky, creaky, pre-Carmela state almost immediately. She truly has magic hands, but her caring and compassion are equally important to her effectiveness as a therapist. She has made an enormous difference in the quality of my life.
— Barbara DiPalma, Editorial Manager, Caltech
Carmela’s precise healing touch and receptive presence make her a wonderful practitioner. I come out of sessions with her so much more balanced and relaxed in both body and mind. I have scoliosis and a number of old injuries that cause quite a bit of pain, but regular sessions with Carmela keep me flexible and pain free. And I love how it feels as the tensions melt and misalignments correct themselves as she works on me!
— Katarina Wittich, Rosen Method Practitioner