Shop Local: Katie Manzella of Sweatheory

November 22, 2016

Recently my father saw a photo I posted to Facebook of a new moon ritual with crystals and he inquired about what I was getting into. I don’t blame him for being curious for he, along with many people are unfamiliar, if not hesitant of incorporating New Age practices into their routine. My response to him was simple: “I’m merely opening myself up to accepting help from all sources.”

Crystal healing stems from the concept of utilizing crystals as a tool to help you become more grounded and connected to the earth. Crystals can be used to help anyone who wants to heal through natural means. Each crystal has different energies and properties to help bring you whatever you are looking for at that given moment. I recently had the opportunity to meet with Katie Manzella of Sweatheory for a crystal and reiki healing, as well as an hour-long Infrared Sauna session.

I cannot even begin to describe how wonderful the experience was! After a very stressful week at work and with so much going on with me personally, the session helped me to feel both grounded and centered. Katie has such a positive and kind spirit, so I felt completely at ease around her. She has such a loving energy that she is one of those people you feel you have known for years, even upon just meeting her. There are many paths to the discovery of self-love and crystal healing is just one of them. I hope you will read on with both an open heart and mind. - Hannah

katieKatie Manzella is a Certified Crystal Alchemist, Reiki Master, Angel Card Reader and Clairvoyant who assists her clients in mental, physical, emotional and spiritual healing.  Born and raised in the Pacific Palisades, Katie was first introduced to crystals in 2010 during a healing session with her spiritual mentor.  Since then, she has been trained and certified at the renowned Aura Shop in Santa Monica.  Katie integrates her knowledge of crystals and metaphysical studies along with the combined alchemy of Reiki, Theta healing, breathwork, yoga, meditation, sacred ceremonies, eco-friendly living practices, and Lightwork to illuminate the space and command divine perfection during sessions.katiesweatheorysweatheory1 sweatheorydeskWhat got you interested in this kind of work? I was going through a challenging time in my early 20’s and I was recommended to where I have since received my Reiki level 1 and 2 and Crystal Alchemy training with a healer who has ultimately become my mentor. Within our first session, she helped to awaken my divine truth. I remembered who I really was and why I was here. I was never without crystals from that day forward. My mentor provided me with the opportunity to take her Crystal Alchemy class and helped to change my destiny to one that serves me so that I can be of service to others and share with them the gift that was so freely given to me, the gift of self-empowerment and discovery. I have had the most unconditionally loving, nurturing and transformative experiences of my life working with the Crystal Kingdom and Reiki so it is my divine purpose to share this blessing with anyone that is open to receive this divine message of Love. Healing is a process that must be met with patience. It took me a number of years of working with energy healing to get where I am today and I am so grateful for every step of this path I have taken.sweatheorykyliejennerangelcardsWhat do you want people to know about alternative forms of healing? I would like people to know that alternative forms of healing truly work. It’s so important to know that we are more than just this physical body.  Great healing requires balance among the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual bodies for true healing to take place. I know certain types of alternative healings might not “be for everyone”, but I assure you there is an alternative healing modality that would resonate with every earthling on this planet if they are able to surrender and dissolve judgments or expectations that might otherwise block them from receiving the healing transmission. Alternative healing is the way of the future. Everything we need to heal is provided to us by our beloved Mother Earth. It is not synthetic chemical or quick fix. We aren’t here to support corporations and industries that are here for profit and greed. We are here to help create a new world of hope for our future and to me, that involves holistic healing approaches like Acupuncture, Reiki, Crystal Healing and Breathwork.katieangelcardssweatcrystal2crystal4crystal1crystalhealingcrystalhealingseleniteTo book a session with Katie you can email her at or call the spa at 310-956-2307.




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