Media Resources and Local Practitioners

  • Local Therapists

    A list of local therapists in Charlottesville who have training in Touch Skills for Trauma including Somatic Experiencing or Craniosacral Therapy. Click button to view.

  • Lory Bedotto
    Lory Bedotto CMT, NCBTMB

    1982 Arlington Rd., Charlottesville, Virginia
    mobile: 434-987-6286
    home: 434-831-2271
    lbedotto@gmail.com
    www.cvillemassage.com

    About Lory

    Lory completed her training as a massage therapist in Florida in 1990. In 1997 she moved to Washington DC and founded Eye Street Massage Therapy, a much needed bodywork center in the heart of the city. After many years of commuting to DC from Charlottesville she passed the torch and has settled into the mountains near Charlottesville to dive more deeply into touch, nature, and the art of raising twins. Through her practice in DC she was introduced to craniosacral therapy and was witness to the profound and beneficial quality of that touch. In 2002 she took her first craniosacral therapy training with the Upledger Institute and is currently diving into more advanced training with Janet Evergreen.

    Though Lory's primary practice is based in neuromuscular therapy and deep tissue techniques she integrates the gentle yet powerful touch of craniosacral therapy with the clear intentions for accessing the health that is ever present. With a strong connection to nature and a rich inner practice, Lory strives to approach every person with an open and listening heart to help them connect to their deep reservoir of health and vitality.

  • Jackie Emm
    Jackie Emm MPH, RCSTĀ©

    401 Orange Street, Charlottesville, Virginia
    434-953-7214
    charlottesvillecranio@gmail.com

    About Jackie

    Jackie became interested in studying craniosacral therapy when she brought her son to see Janet Evergreen following his traumatic birth in 2002. Moved by the deeply compassionate healing that craniosacral touch offers, she began training with Janet in The Sanctuary, and completed her full curriculum of classes several years ago. Jackie launched her private practice in 2008 and continued her studies by enrolling in a biodynamic craniosacral professional training through The Wellness Institute in the DC area, and graduated in the summer of 2012 as a Registered Craniosacral Therapist (through the Biodynamic Craniosacral Association of North America). Jackie continues to study with Janet at The Sanctuary exploring the vagus nerve system, and deepening into the belief that bringing presence and awareness to our trauma, and integrating it with our physical body, can bring about the process of healing. In 2014, she completed a pre and peri-natal professional training with Myrna Martin which offered a deeper understanding of how the time we spend in the womb, and our birth process, can greatly affect our functioning in the world as children and adults.

  • Lynette Meynig
    Lynette Meynig Rev, BA

    1647 Brandywine Dr., Charlottesville, Virginia
    mobile: 434-981 6989
    meylynette@aol.com

    About Lynette

    After benefiting greatly from craniosacral therapy, Denise began her profession in the healing arts with the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy, as well as, Visceral Manipulation, body awareness and meditation. The biodynamic approach to health and bodywork brings an awareness of universal support and aligns us with our deepest resources. It is this influence and awareness that brings passion and purpose to her bodywork. She's a certified massage therapist and continues to study with Janet Evergreen and the Upledger Institute. Her clarity and transformation continue with spiritual processing, meditation and body awareness. She works and lives in rural Virginia with her husband and two children; she loves living in the outdoors and is particularly fond of wildflowers and sacred plant medicine.

  • Anne Smucker
    Anne Smucker Lic. Ac.

    1982 Arlington Rd., Charlottesville, Virginia
    434-825-4181
    www.cvilleacupuncture.com

    About Anne

    Anne is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Charlottesville. Her intention is to create a healing partnership with you. She listens to your concerns and shares her observations in a caring, confidential environment. Through this dialogue, she creates a plan for your treatment and suggests the steps you can take to assist in your recovery of health and wholeness.

    Anne was drawn to the art of acupuncture by the example of an older Japanese friend and mentor named Hiroatsu Sato. Along with his work he used his gift of deep listening to stimulate the healing of body, mind and spirit. She realized that this was the kind of medicine she wanted to practice. She obtained a Master's Degree in Acupuncture in 2000 from the Maryland University of Integrative Medicine.  She is licensed to practice acupuncture by the Virginia Board of Medicine. Anne studied Cranial Sacral therapy with Janet Evergreen over several years and this study and practice has deepened her work as an acupuncturist.

  • Todd Parker
    Todd Parker MBA, CMT

    3510 Remson Court, Suite 101-B, Charlottesville, VA
    540-849-0707
    www.toddparkerhealing.com

    About Todd

    Todd received his first therapeutic massage shortly after being diagnosed with a life-threatening condition in 1997 at the age of 30. During and after the session, he felt more relaxed and supported than he had been since before he could remember. It felt like a homecoming of sorts. Motivated by this experience, Todd committed to receiving massage regularly to support his health and well-being. The results were very positive and over time he realized that he wanted to provide therapeutic massage services to others.
     
    Todd completed a 780 hour Professional Licensing Program for Massage Therapy in 2002 from Ashmead College in Vancouver, Washington. Shortly thereafter he was licensed to practice in the State of Oregon where he established a private practice focused on a serving clientele who worked in medical, dental, and wellness-oriented professions. He served as examiner for Practical Examinations for the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists in 2002 and 2003.  He became Certified in the State of Virginia shortly after moving to the Charlottesville area in 2003.
     
    Todd's practice is informed by eastern and western holistic approaches to healing and wellness, including Qi Dao (Tibetan Qi Gong), Yoga, and Core Energetics. He lives in Crozet with wife Anya and daughters Maya and Zina, all truly his greatest teachers. Todd gets revitalized by spending time outdoors and growing nutritional food in his backyard garden.

  • Zakira Beasley
    Zakira Beasley

    mobile: 434-960-5656
    Charlottesville, Virginia

    About Zakira

    Zakira is deeply impressed with the power of intention, presence and touch as a doorway to healing, and she brings a lifetime commitment to compassionate service and spiritual awakening to her hands-on practice. Her current studies include balancing the fluid Craniosacral system within the body, supporting the Vagus system for release from stress and trauma, and understanding the physical and emotional impacts of conception, birth and infancy. Using gentle touch she keeps sacred companionship in support of intrinsic health and wholeness, with clear boundaries, mutuality, and respect. Participants share that her presence with touch brings them pain relief, deep relaxation, increased joy, new insights, and the felt experience of love and compassion. Zakira's background includes work in both non-profit and for-profit organizations, and extensive training in spiritual practice in the Sufi tradition. She lives in Charlottesville with her husband, and delights in her two young grandchildren and the great beauty of the natural world. She welcomes appointments in her home studio, and other locations by request.
    Photo by Karen Millnick

  • Connie Staley
    Connie Staley CMT, NCBTMB

    434-996-2640
    1110 Rose Hill Dr., Charlottesville, Virginia

    About Connie

    Connie offers individual treatments or combinations of zero balancing, craniosacral, massage, reflexology and biogensis. She is impressed with the expansive experience bodywork offers. She has studied with many incredible teachers including Swami Satchidananda with whom she studied Integral Yoga.  She is currently teaching Integral Yoga at a women's prison. Initially educated at San Francisco Art Institute, Connie approaches bodywork as an art form.  She is in a supportive marriage with one daughter.

  • Denise Dodds
    Denise Dodds

    Offices in Charlottesville and Kents Store, VA
    540-223-0425
    denisemdodds@embarqmail.com

    About Denise

    After benefiting greatly from craniosacral therapy, Denise began her profession in the healing arts with the biodynamic approach to craniosacral therapy, as well as, Visceral Manipulation, body awareness and meditation. The biodynamic approach to health and bodywork brings an awareness of universal support and aligns us with our deepest resources. It is this influence and awareness that brings passion and purpose to her bodywork. She's a certified massage therapist and continues to study with Janet Evergreen and the Upledger Institute. Her clarity and transformation continue with spiritual processing, meditation and body awareness. She works and lives in rural Virginia with her husband and two children; she loves living in the outdoors and is particularly fond of wildflowers and sacred plant medicine.

  • Angela Ferri
    Angela Ferri MA, LMT, ATMAT, RCST*, PPE*

    Ewing Drive, Bethesda, Maryland
    240-277-2826
    www.bodyandsoulhealingarts.com

    About Angela

    Angela completed training as a massage therapist in Santa Fe, in 1992. She has been a practitioner of The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy*, supporting men and women’s reproductive and digestive health since 2001, and is a former instructor for the Arvigo Institute. She found her way to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy after she sustained a head injury. Transformed by the gentleness, compassion and profound depth of the work, she became a Registered Craniosacral Therapist through the Wellness Institute in 2012.

    During an advanced Biodynamic Craniosacral training about birth dynamics, Angela was inspired to continue exploration of the physical and emotional impacts of conception, the prenatal, birth, and infancy influence our orientation to life. She began training with Myrna Martin’s Pre and Perinatal Professional training in 2012, and completed the Advanced training in early 2016. Her practice supports inherent health with respect and clear boundaries. She is an herbalist with an affinity with Sacred Plant Medicine, has had a long-time yoga practice, and delights in creative movement.

Janet Evergreen
115 RiverBluff Circle
Charlottesville, VA 22902
mobile: 434 906-4181
home: 434-293-2737

Budda's Hands Janet Evergreen