Posted March 30, 2019

Retreat at Mount Daisen, Japan: May 2nd – 8th, 2019

Retreat to Japan’s peaceful countryside and study advanced craniosacral therapy with our beloved school steward and master practicitioner, Gary Strauss.

This seven day retreat includes a seven day advanced craniosacral unwinding workshop, transportation in and around Mt. Daisen and lodging at the most beautiful and welcoming Buddhist temple guest house Sanrakusou: 宿坊  観証院 ⼭山楽荘

Students who attended this retreat with Gary last year felt deeply moved by this personal experience of Japan, practising Tai Chi and cranial in a sacred monastery and the Buddhist mountain community who were so welcoming. 

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Posted May 1, 2018

Reiki is fast becoming a popular modality to combine with massage and other healing modalities. Reiki offers the practitioner the ability to perform healing on clients fully clothed, and even in a hospital setting. The Urban Zen program, offered through Life Energy Institute is a great example of taking healing into a hospital environment. Reiki accelerates healing, relieves pain, aids with insomnia and promotes a deep, holistic sense of balancing and relaxation. 


The IPSB at LEI Reiki l class is an interactive and experiential training that explores the energy healing system and techniques of Usui Reiki Ryoho. The five major elements of the system of Reiki (the precepts, meditations, hands-on healing, mantras & symbols and reiju/attunements) are addressed; giving practitioners a foundation for building a self-care Reiki practice and a foundation for learning how to work with others. Upon completion of this course, students are certified as Reiki l practitioners. To explore Reiki I and other class offerings, go to:


Posted March 7, 2017


We can still remember our first contact with IPSB back in the mid ‘80’s. It was a very fresh moment in the burgeoning bodywork healing arts field.


It was refreshing to find people with similar values. From the beginning my relationship with IPSB and its community was always rewarding.


IPSB would become our sister school and through the years we would symbiotically evolve and grow in our ability to serve our community.


Online Enrollment with ASAP Connected Class Management. 

Posted May 1, 2017

For students managing busy schedules and not wanting to miss out on popular upcoming classes, the fastest way to get yourself signed up is online! ASAP Connected is the name of our online class management software - a whole new way of enrolling for class. 

The ASAP platform allows students to preview all class information, including dates & times, location of class, pricing, as well as a class description, and any books or materials required for class. 

We always thought that IPSB was an oasis in the Southern California urban landscape. This school helped people to reconnect with their mind body and souls. It was as Club Med once professed to be the antidote to civilized living.


IPSB helped people come back to themselves and find health and well-being in a region where it is easy to disconnect and get lost in the concrete jungle. IPSB was the first and is the longest standing school/center of mind body health wisdom wrapped in a body-work healing modality approach. It has been nurturing the mind body and soul of the body work entrepreneur and community of people looking to add balance back into life for close to 40 years.


Never before has its mission been more needed than today. It is so easy to get lost in our world and IPSB has a way of helping one come back home to their true nature.


This is why, we at Life Energy Institute, have taken on the stewardship. It is a way to honor the legacy and intentionality of this great school. Our objective is to help nurture the IPSB massage method and a way to have a strong and secure place in our culture/healthcare landscape so it can continue with its mission in contemporary times. We have worked really hard, all of us in the community to get to this new place where IPSB is now firmly a part of the LIFE Energy Institute as a fully approved and certified school by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) and California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC). 


We look forward to the growth and evolution of our new journey together and we remain humble and grateful for all those who have held IPSB in the past to bring it to this point. We simply want to honor the natural continuity of our journey together.


Thank you IPSB community for all these years – the best is yet to come!

Gary and Tracy

IPSB Massage School at Life Energy Institute; Los Angeles Massage Training; Los Angeles Massage Instruction; Massage Therapy Training Los Angeles; Massage Therapy Training California; Massage Therapy; Massage School; Los Angeles Massage School

5817 Uplander Ave

Culver City, CA 90230

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2018 Enrollment Agreement
2018 School Performance Face Sheets​

*Note: BPPE Fact Sheets are based on program completion within 12 months. IPSB at LEI 550 Hour Programs run for 18 months, resulting in most students completing their training on time, however listed in the 150% (or extended) time bracket. 

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