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In Touch Wellness

In Touch Wellness provides therapeutic massage, body neutral fitness, & nutritional counseling to Inglewood, CA.

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Campaign Ends on January 22, 2022

Project Description

​In Touch Wellness is a integrative health wellness center offering therapeutic massage, body neutral fitness classes, and nutritional coaching & counseling to the predominantly Black community of Inglewood, CA.

Massage Fitness Nutrition
Massage, Fitness, Nutrition, Wellness-get your mind In Touch with your body


WHAT’S GOING ON?
The city and people of Inglewood, CA are underserved by the alternative health and wellness industry, with a lack of both services and resources for holistic health care management.

Inglewood Entertainment District

Recent developments in Inglewood's Entertainment District have increased the desirability of living in the city as well as the amount of interest from potential entertainment tourists. With no massage clinics, or dedicated yoga or Pilates studios, current residents and visiting travelers have to leave the city to find these resources. The greater the interest in Inglewood from both new resident growth along with the entertainment tourist market brought in by the new SoFi Stadium, the historic Forum Arena, the recently announced Intuit Dome arena and the soon to be completed Metro Crenshaw Line, Inglewood deserves a holistic wellness center right in the heart of the city.

Unfortunately, the health and wellness industry has been overrun with appearance oriented result strategies and external intervention meant not to get you into health, but sell a product. The nutritional businesses currently within the city focus on using electronic stimulation equipment and supplements to “get skinny”, instead of focusing on the foundational issue of basic and complex nutrition education.

 

HERE’S WHERE IN TOUCH WELLNESS COMES IN
In Touch Wellness will provide an integrated approach to whole body wellness, in a storefront located in the heart of Historic Downtown Inglewood. 

  • The In Touch Wellness massage clinic will provide therapeutic treatments to clients looking for pain relief, pain management, stress reduction & muscle maintenance. Monthly membership will make it easy to create and maintain a health focused wellness routine.
  • The In Touch Wellness fitness studio will offer yoga and Pilates classes that are specifically opportunities for body neutral habitual movement. The point of each class won’t be about decreasing weight or gaining muscle, but about a deeper mind-body connection that promotes a better understanding of physical health through exercise.
  • The In Touch Wellness nutrition program will provide two vital services to the community: individual nutrition counseling & monthly nutrition education classes. The 1-on-1 counseling will focus again on body neutral health results that help a client get a better understanding about their unique nutrition journey. And the education classes will be catered to the young professionals and families of Inglewood that may also be dealing with community specific resource deserts

This all will be easily accessible right in the heart of Historic Downtown Inglewood, specifically in a renovated dentist office on S. Market St. In conjunction with the Metro Crenshaw Line the city has committed to investing in the Historic Downtown District as envisioned in the New Downtown Inglewood and Fairview Heights Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Plan, and In Touch Wellness expects to be a part of that investment strategy.

Market St Design Guidelines & Rendering of South St
Market St Design Guidelines & Rendering of South St

The growth potential of this currently sparsely populated commercial district is exponential. In Touch Wellness will continue to anchor the community as a Black owned health and wellness destination to residents and visitors alike.

 

WHO IS THIS FOR?

City of Champions
Inglewood - City of Champions

In Touch Wellness is for, and of, the City of Champions. For the young professionals who want to maintain a healthy lifestyle, the parents of young children looking to instill healthy habits, the senior citizens who seek an easily accessible healthy routine, and to those brought in by the events at the Entertainment District of the city.


THE FOUNDER

Ellie Gonzalez
Founder of In Touch Wellness, Ellie Gonzalez
at In-Home Massage session

 

 

Hi, I’m Ellie Gonzalez, and I have been working as a Certified Massage Therapist for 10 years. Prior to professional certification, I grew up as the daughter of a certified massage therapist. I received an education as not only a massage therapist, but also as a health educator both in school and through generational lessons. My lifetime as a professional dancer has immersed me in the truth of the benefits of regular exercise and its effects on your overall health. And I distinctly understand the severe need for nutritional counseling services; as someone who has personally sought help in this area, I have been disappointed with what’s locally available. I have lived the benefits of massage, yoga, Pilates, my whole life, and feel the need in this community for these services, as a resident and participant of the community.
 

 

 

HOW WILL YOU HELP?
I'm raising $50,000 to: 

  • lease the storefront - S. Market St location under consideration
  • retain a local architectural designer
  • retain a construction contractor 

In Touch Wellness will need to build out any storefront space to create the specifics of the soundproof massage rooms, and appropriately built and vented fitness area. Additionally, there are pieces of massage equipment that would need to be acquired to run the clinic effectively.


THANK YOU SO MUCH!
We have some really cool, fun rewards for you to take part in on our campaign page! Anything you can contribute to make In Touch Wellness a reality would be greatly appreciated. Might I personally recommend one of the In-Home Massage rewards, I can promise you your therapist will be amazing! But even just a quick share to someone you may know who is interested would be of the greatest honor. Thank you for helping get this Black woman owned small business off the ground by supporting In Touch Wellness.

Thank You!
Seriously, thanks for the support!

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

 

 

 

Chloe Langham
01/21/2022
SWAG
$25
01/21/2022
6-8 Person Wellness Party
$1,000
Steve Szlaga
01/20/2022
SWAG
$25
Bill Cleavelin
01/11/2022
Monetary Contribution
$20
Mary Mangels
01/10/2022
Monetary Contribution
$35
Hollee and Rizwan
01/10/2022
6-8 Person Wellness Party
$2,300
nicholas sweet
01/06/2022
1 Month Fitness Membership
$60
01/06/2022
60min Therapeutic In-Home Massage
$100
Nicole Miller
01/06/2022
SWAG
$25
Sheryl M
01/04/2022
Monetary Contribution
$100
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

10 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
SWAG

With this level of support I want to give back to you with one of my favorite self massage tools: a massage ball. Need some relief from sore muscles? Try using Lanka, the rubber material massage ball ideal for deep tissue muscle massaging, eliminating knots, and relieving tension. Don't mind the reminder of where you got it. ^_~

3 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD
1 Month Fitness Membership

Be part of the founding membership of the In Touch Wellness fitness studio with this 1 Month Membership for yoga or Pilates class. Once or twice a week. Up to 8 classes not to exceed 3 months after first use.

1 Supporter
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250.00 USD
3 Month Massage Membership (60min)

Be part of the founding membership of the In Touch Wellness massage clinic with this 3 Month Membership offering 1 60min massage a month +all membership benefits.

0 Supporters
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600.00 USD
6 Monthly In-Home Massage (6-90min)

Receive 6-90min in-home massage sessions, to be used monthly. First session must be booked in 2022. If not booked in-home in 2022, reward will be converted into 6 Month 90min Membership @ In Touch Wellness with no expiration.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
6-8 Person Wellness Party

Treat yourself and 5-7 friends, family members, or co-workers to a Wellness Party that includes a 15min group meditation session
followed by a 60min massage for each person in the party. Entire party run time is 1hr 30min with light refreshments included. Party to be scheduled after In Touch Wellness' grand opening.

2 Supporters
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3,500.00 USD
6 Months of Weekly In-Home Massages

Receive 26-90min in-home massage sessions to be used weekly. First session must be booked in 2022. If not booked in-home in 2022, reward will be converted into 2 year 90min Membership @ In Touch Wellness with no expiration.

0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

10 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
SWAG

With this level of support I want to give back to you with one of my favorite self massage tools: a massage ball. Need some relief from sore muscles? Try using Lanka, the rubber material massage ball ideal for deep tissue muscle massaging, eliminating knots, and relieving tension. Don't mind the reminder of where you got it. ^_~

3 Supporters
Select this reward
60.00 USD
1 Month Fitness Membership

Be part of the founding membership of the In Touch Wellness fitness studio with this 1 Month Membership for yoga or Pilates class. Once or twice a week. Up to 8 classes not to exceed 3 months after first use.

1 Supporter
Select this reward
250.00 USD
3 Month Massage Membership (60min)

Be part of the founding membership of the In Touch Wellness massage clinic with this 3 Month Membership offering 1 60min massage a month +all membership benefits.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
600.00 USD
6 Monthly In-Home Massage (6-90min)

Receive 6-90min in-home massage sessions, to be used monthly. First session must be booked in 2022. If not booked in-home in 2022, reward will be converted into 6 Month 90min Membership @ In Touch Wellness with no expiration.

3 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
6-8 Person Wellness Party

Treat yourself and 5-7 friends, family members, or co-workers to a Wellness Party that includes a 15min group meditation session
followed by a 60min massage for each person in the party. Entire party run time is 1hr 30min with light refreshments included. Party to be scheduled after In Touch Wellness' grand opening.

2 Supporters
Select this reward
3,500.00 USD
6 Months of Weekly In-Home Massages

Receive 26-90min in-home massage sessions to be used weekly. First session must be booked in 2022. If not booked in-home in 2022, reward will be converted into 2 year 90min Membership @ In Touch Wellness with no expiration.

0 Supporters
Select this reward