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I offer high quality massage and craniosacral therapy in a private setting in the Belvedere Neighborhood off of Rio Rd. Click on the sections above or to the right under links for more information and prices of services.  I also offer articles and powerpoint presentations about my work under Resources.

Days of practice: Tuesday through Friday

Hours of practice: 9 am – 7 pm depending on the day, click the Book Now button.

  • Fees: $85 per hour, $120 per hour and a half.  Half hour appointments possible.
  • Family Sessions: Newborn Education, Breastfeeding support, Craniosacral for Mom and Baby, Parent Education, Recovery from Difficult Labor and Delivery: $65-$85 sliding scale.
  • Somatic Experiencing Sessions.  This is a mind-body integrated approach utilizing the body’s felt sense.  For information on what it is see the website, www.traumahealing.com $85 per hour
  • Bodywork for Stabilization and Trauma Resolution: An interactive, introspective model that addresses chronic pain and other long-held patterns in the body. Sessions are 1 hour 15 min, and are $100

Pregnancy Specials:

  • Last Month of Pregnancy: $75 per 1 hour session, $100 per 1.5 hour session
  • First Session Postpartum At Home/Hospital: Travel Fee Waived (5 mile radius)
  • Doula Package: 2 Prenatal Massages, Newborn Support (craniosacral therapy, breastfeeding support, parent education), 1 Massage Postpartum $240 (Best deal!), ad $20 for massage home visit after birth within 5 mile radius
  • Purchase 5 massages for $350, makes it $70 a massage.

When you come in my door, I am there for you 100% with whatever skills I have to help you feel better.  Your experience with me will be diverse and thorough.  A normal session may include some settling, a check-in that might include some resourcing verbally, intelligent bodywork of all kinds with your choice of oil, essential oil, cream, hot stones, craniosacral therapy.  I like meeting you where you are and my door is always open if you want to come back.  I make recommendations for treatment based on my years of experience.

Online appointment schedulingBook Your Appointment Online or call 434-996-2002

You will be given a login password.  Please let me know if you want to receive newsletters or not.  I send them quarterly.  I always include a coupon for reduced price sessions.

Next Class at Bend Yoga on December 19, 2014 at 12:30

 

Baby Massage Classes at Bend

Last Fridays  of the month in 2014

 12:30 – 1:30

Fourth Mondays at Bend

Also part of the 6 week group class at The Center (best deal)

 

Baby massage and communication with your newborn. For precrawling babies only. Free baby assessments. Learn:

  • How your baby self-regulates
  • Nonverbal cues from your baby
  • Techniques to calm a fussy baby
  • Handouts on soothing and sleep

Bodywork for mom and baby is more than just a good idea.  It can really make a difference physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually and has foundations in science to prove its efficacy.

$15, includes bottle of jojoba massage oil

Book now
Online Appointment Scheduling by TimeCenter

 

Here are methods I am trained in: Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy * Myofascial Release * Trigger Point Therapy * Medical Massage * Swedish Massage * Deep Tissue Massage * Pre- and Perinatal Massage * Infant Massage * Hot Stone Therapy  * Essential Oils * Plant Medicine * Recovery from Birth * Working with Babies, Children and Their Families * Prenatal Birth and Attachment Therapy * Breastfeeding Support * Somatic Experiencing.

Disclaimer:  I am a somatic trained practitioner specializing in bodywork for babies, adults, and pregnancy.  I am not a doctor, nurse or mental health practitioner.  I do not practice psychotherapy.

About BIHA

Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts (BIHA) offers massage and craniosacral therapy. Individual sessions include basic relaxing and therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy, and stabilization work blending touch and Somatic Experiencing(tm). BIHA has a special program called MotherCare VA whose mission is to help families get the best possible start together. Clients can receive comprehensive support through prenatal education, recovery from birth, pre- and postnatal massage, family play sessions, and craniosacral therapy. BIHA specializes in helping adults, children, and babies recover from difficult births in particular.

Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts ~ 434-996-2002


About Kate

Kate Storyteller“As a young woman, I ended up working in Africa on a variety of projects. In West Africa, I fell in love with the notion of “griots” or community storytellers. What started with storytelling, street theater and the zeal to live and work in Africa, ended with a lifelong passion for helping women and babies.

My career as an international professional spanned over a decade, with consultancies, fellowships, and experiences in improving maternal and child health services in Africa. When I returned to the United States in 1993, I became a massage therapist and began immediately working with women during pregnancy. My career as a bodyworker includes many different modalities. In 1999, I became a craniosacral therapist, when, to my surprise, my clients began to remember their births. I have been involved with pre and perinatal education ever since. As a professional, therapists like myself are part of a vanguard of therapists working with interdisciplinary fields of practice: My work combines elements of neuroscience, somatic therapy, emotional processing, obstetrics, embryology, and pre and perinatal somatic health.

In 2002, I moved to Vermont where I built a healing arts center dedicated to pre and perinatal health. Since I began my journey integrating all that I know into one therapeutic educational package, I have amassed hundreds of hours of education, practice and instruction that include the prenatal period, birthing education and supporting women postpartum. in 2008, I moved to Charlottesville, VA where I now make my home. When I look back, I realize I have been on this path since I was 20 years old.”