Meet Us

Experienced, compassionate, baby and family oriented bodyworkers

Judith Sullivan

Judith began her study of Zero Balancing in 1983 with founder Fritz Smith, MD. Zero Balancing remains the keystone of all Judith’s work, and she integrates it with Zero Balancing principles with CranioSacral Therapy and Visceral Mobilization. Judith began studying of CranioSacral Therapy in 1984 with Dr. Upledger, and in1986 began teaching for the Upledger Institute until 1999. CranioSacral Therapy has influenced her deeply both in practice and in teaching. In both, the skills of CranioSacral Therapy can enhance the body’s natural healing processes and be effective for a wide range of health problems. Judith has had a private bodywork practice since 1976 and has also studied with and taught bodywork classes to professionals around the country. Teaching informs her practice and her practice informs her teaching.

Judith uses a natural, powerful body-mind therapy that uses skilled touch to address the relationship between the structures of the body and the body's energy. Releasing tension and energy blockages, and relieving dysfunction.

In addition to her practice, teaching for Judith is a joy, an art, a privilege, and an amazing way to keep learning, inspiring and being inspired. Teaching allows us to pursue our love of learning and share our love of learning. Judith has enjoyed creating and teaching Secrets of the Skull, Spirit of the Organs, ZBKids, and Fabulous Fulcrums for the Zero Balance Health Association.

Zero Balancing

• Craniosacral Therapy

Visceral Manipulation

Where to find Judith

1309 East Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-466-2292


Kate White is an award-winning educator and an advanced bodyworker trained in somatic therapies, prenatal and perinatal health, lactation, brain development, infant mental health, and has specialized in mother-baby dyad care using somatic prevention and trauma healing approaches for nearly 20 years. She is a mother of two children, holds a BA and MA in Communication, is a Registered Craniosacral Therapist in the Biodynamic Craniosacral method and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. Her work combines somatic therapy with brain development to help give families with babies and small children the best possible start.

Board Certified Massage Therapist

Certified Prenatal and Perinatal Massage Therapist

Certified Educator of Infant Massage

Registered Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

Castellino Family Practitioner

Advanced lactation training, including lactation counseling

Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Polarity Life Counselor

Co-Creator, Integrated Prenatal and Perinatal Dynamics

Co-Creator, Treating Babies Diploma Program

Experienced baby bodyworker with many years training and practice

Somatic trauma resolution practitioner

Prenatal and perinatal somatics practitioner

Specialization in working with birth trauma

Where to find Kate

Belvedere Healing Arts
103 Caty Ln.
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: 434-996-2002

This is part of a documentary about working with babies from the perspective of baby bodyworker Kate White and many of her clients. This segment is an interview with Alyssa Hansen about working with her baby, Verity.

Laura Bodian OTR/L, SEP, BCST

Laura has been an occupational therapist for over 25 years, and has extensive experience in gentle hands-on and energetic bodywork for moms and babies. She received her undergraduate degree from Brown University and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Boston University. Her in-depth study continued throughout her OT career, including a wide range of occupational therapy and advanced bodywork training. Laura has a passion for deepening mom-baby connections and helping babies get off to the best start possible in life. Her therapeutic approach supports comforting, feeding, digestion, and sleep, and lays the foundation for healthy growth and development.

• Occupational Therapist, 1998 board certification, 2018 Virginia license

• Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist, 2017 certification

• Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, 2012 certification

• Castellino Prenatal and Birth Therapy

• TummyTime! Method

• Myofascial Release

• Infant Massage

Where to find Laura

3054 Berkmar Drive, Suite B
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Phone: (828) 776-6505

Meet Laura! Here's a very short video  introduction to Laura and her work:

Dr. Rachael Carreon PT, DPT

Dr. Rachael Carreon received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Daemen College in Buffalo, New York. She and her family have called Charlottesville home since 2019. She has nearly 10 years of experience, and has specialized in pediatrics and neuro-rehabilitation across a variety of medical settings. She has always loved working with children, specifically infants with torticollis, plagiocephaly, body tension, oral ties, and gross motor delays.

Rachael believes that every child should be granted the opportunity to maximize their potential. She is passionate about helping parents feel confident in their ability to help their baby excel with their motor skills throughout those critical first years of life.

Foundations Pediatric Therapy and Wellness began in order to optimize treatment for your little one. Dr. Rachael is focused on educating parents through hands-on experiences that will help them foster their baby's motor development through private therapy sessions and class-based services. Therapy sessions are individualized for your child’s specific needs.

Infant Development specialist

Tongue and lip ties

Myofascial release

Body tension

Torticollis & flat head syndrome

Where to find Rachael

Fax: (434) 212-3866

Sue Bovenizer CMT, CST

Sue Bovenizer is a natural health therapist specializing in Aromatherapy Massage and CranioSacral Therapy.  Her other modalities include SER/dialoguing with the cells of the body and the glial system of the brain, Visceral Manipulation,  Instructional TMJ Release work, Reiki (Master level), and has a special interest in Infant and Pediatric CST. Sue maintains a practice in Charlottesville, Virginia.

• ABMP Certified Massage Therapist 1994-present

• Member NCBTMB 2001

• VA Board of Nursing Certified

• Certified CranioSacral Therapist, Upledger Institute

• Certified Integral Yoga Teacher

Where to find Sue

3317 Berkmar Drive Suite 7
Charlottesville, VA 22936
Phone: 434-984-0764

Dr. Hannah Marshall PT, DPT

Hannah Marshall has her doctorate in physical therapy with vast experience from her time in acute care and outpatient pediatric settings. She offers in-home physical therapy services for children ages 0-15 years old. Hannah believes in combining experience, research, and parent involvement to establish individualized treatment plans for each child.

Working in a child’s environment helps tailor goals that align with their daily life. It maximizes a child’s participation and provides caregivers the opportunity to implement treatment strategies.

A few of the diagnoses she sees include gross motor delay, balance and coordination deficits, torticollis, muscle imbalances, idiopathic toe walking, and post operative rehabilitation.

Hannah offers free phone consultations and is available to answer questions via email or phone if you are unsure whether your child could benefit from physical therapy.

Where to find Hannah

Phone: 434-996-0681
Instagram: @crozetpedspt

Video: Dr. Hannah Marshall talks about toys for tummy time and other playtimes with baby.

Lauren Aalders

Dr. Lauren is a vitalistic chiropractor who supports natural healing through optimizing the mind-body connection. As a mother herself, she is passionate about helping women during their transition into motherhood. She is certified in the Webster protocol, a way to balance the pelvic bowl and surrounding muscles and ligaments that allows optimal space and suppleness for greater ease in labor and better positioning of baby. She believes that breastfeeding is a vital sign and is passionate about helping babies with increased body/oral tension open up their midline’s and embody more ease to support all natural bodily functions such as sleeping, eating, breathing, pooping, and connecting.

Where to find Dr. Lauren

170 S Pantops Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Phone: 434-207-8545

Christianna Deichmann RCST®, PPNE, LMT

Christianna integrates craniosacral therapy, massage, and prenatal and perinatal psychology into her therapy practice based in Charlottesville, Virginia and online. She provides holistic treatment to families, children, and babies to help them heal from trauma, birth, or patterns set in the nervous system. She understands how behaviors relate to emotional needs and brings empathic attunement to issues in the subconscious mind and body for resolution. She strives to help families create coherent narratives of early pre and perinatal patterns so they can go on to grow and thrive. Her own experiences birthing her two children sparked her interest in educating parents and professionals about birth psychology and how the earliest experiences in life are so foundational to defining human potential. She also works at the Association for Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health as the Director of Education developing curriculum to support and promote human potential from the very beginning of life by providing global education to professionals and families about emerging evidence in prenatal and perinatal science and birth psychology.

Where to find Christianna

2219 Fowler Circle
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: (804) 552-0186

Cynthia Hatton

Dr. Cynthia has been a chiropractor and craniosacral therapist for 24 years. She is passionate about helping infants release tension in the nervous system and soft tissues from birth (traumatic or not) that can cause issues such as:

She incorporates gentle chiropractic treatments with craniosacral and dynamic body balancing (DBB- myofascial release) in her practice.

Where to find Cynthia

Phone: 434-218-2221

Lisa Eller LMT, CZB

Lisa Eller has been practicing Massage Therapy since 1997 and has been certified in Zero Balancing since 2008. After graduating from The Virginia School of Massage in 1996, Lisa worked at The Boar’s Head Spa for five years. She started Bodies in Balance in 2001.

Bodies in Balance
1114 E. High St.
Charlottesville, VA

Phone: 434-996-9161
Appointment Scheduler:

Jackie Emm MPH, MPH, RCST®

Jackie practices a combination of therapies which includes BCST with a focus on trauma integration, the vagus nerve system/polyvagal theory, and early pre and perinatal patterns and how they inform our whole lives. Jackie also uses her experience as a health educator to coach her clients in their overall wellness.

Where to find Jackie

1114 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA  22902

Phone: (434) 953-7214

Janet Evergreen MA

Janet teaches Body-Oriented Healing Arts and offers short-term private sessions. Her joy is to work with all ages, especially families, children, caregivers and professionals for both personal growth and healing from trauma. She is an NCBTMB-Approved Provider and offers CEs. Her approach and methods of teaching are simple and effective. Dialogue and somatic skills are taught to bodyworkers, psychotherapists and those who want to promote healing for themselves and others. These skills support a process that is slow enough to be kind.

Janet offers free Well Baby check-ups with craniosacral therapy and pre- and perinatal education. She welcomes parents to take her next PPN training or other classes listed on her website.

Where to find Janet

115 RiverBluff Circle
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: (434) 906-4181

Andrea Loving D.O.

Andrea Loving D.O. is an Osteopathic Physician practicing Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM) in Charlottesville, Virginia. Dr. Loving is trained in a wide variety of Osteopathic techniques and is passionate about supporting the body's innate healing capacity through hands on care. She particularly enjoys working with pregnant and postpartum women, as well as newborns.

• Osteopathic Manual Medicine (OMM)

• Pregnant and postpartum women, as well as newborns

Where to find Andrea

Resilient Roots Functional Medicine
355 Rio Rd W STE 206
Charlottesville, VA 22901

Phone: 434-218-3425

Dr. Jennifer Prax

Dr. Jennifer Prax earned her Doctor of Chiropractic degree cum laude from Life Chiropractic College West in 1996. What's unique about 'Dr. Jennifer' is that she EXCLUSIVELY works with children and pregnant moms -meaning THAT'S ALL SHE DOES. She is certified in CranioSacral Therapy through the Upledger Institute, has completed a 120-hour post-graduate clinical training program in Cranial Osteopathy with International Instructor and Practitioner, Dr. Dennis Hertenstein, and has had direct clinical training with Dr. Carol Phillips, National lecturer, Author, publisher and Instructor on Cranio-Sacral Therapy for Infants, Children and Pregnancy for the practicing Chiropractor.

Dr. Prax became board certified in Chiropractic Pediatrics in 2001 by the International Chiropractor's Association Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics. She completed the 3-year, 360-hour pediatrics postgraduate program through Palmer Chiropractic College. Dr. Prax joined an elite group of fewer than 100 Doctors of Chiropractic (at that time) in the U.S. and Canada to obtain this post-graduate credential.

Dr. Prax is committed to maintaining clinical excellence for the children and pregnant women under her care facilitating and honoring the innate self-healing powers within each of her patients. In addition to serving her patients in her office, Dr. Prax attends homebirths, providing support and specialty care for the laboring mother and newborn infant. Dr. Jennifer is actively involved in the community and offers lectures and professional consults to Birthing Groups, Mom/Parent Organizations, Lactation Consultants, midwives, nurses, health practitioners, child care workers, teachers, parents and classrooms on the safety and efficacy of Chiropractic Care and CranioSacral Therapy for infants, children and the pregnant woman.

Where to find Dr. Prax

Charlottesville Family Chiropractic
300 Hickman Road, Ste 301
Charlottesville, VA 22911

Phone: 434-977-5433