Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts (BIHA) offers massage and craniosacral therapy, pre- and perinatal psychology and nature awareness. Individual sessions include basic relaxing and therapeutic massage, craniosacral therapy and individual sessions exploring the pre- and perinatal period including birth. 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 lactation support. BIHA specializes in helping adults, children, and babies recover from difficult births in particular.
Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts ~ 434-996-2002
Kate White is a craniosacral and massage therapist, prenatal and early childhood educator. All her classes arise out of her work as a somatic therapist, where she is passionate about the brain and mind-body medicine. She is a mother of two children, holds a BA and MA in Communication, and is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist in the Biodynamic Craniosacral method. Her work combines somatic therapy with brain development to help give families with babies and small children the best possible start. Her work is a translation of some of the research on how parents are with their children affects neural pathways and perception.
In Her Words
“I got my start as a 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 theatre 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 psychology.
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, and I am still, a storyteller.”