Charlottesville Practitioners

In Charlottesville, we are blessed with an abundance of quality healing facilitators.  Whether you want Acupuncture, or Craniosacral Therapy or Zero Balancing or Chiropractors or Energy work (and much more!), we seem to have it.  This is a very short list of people I have attended within the past few years.  All are quality practitioners who work full- or part-time in C’ville.

And, simply because I enjoy giving myself plugs – I offer Spiritual Astrology interpretations, Biodynamic Craniosacral sessions and Reiki Energetic Healing.  Feel free to contact these people or myself to set up an appointment.

Craniosacral Practitioners:

Kate White – – Focusing on pre- and peri-natal Massage and Craniosacral Therapy, Kate White is probably the best therapist to attend if you want to work through your own personal birth issues or if you are pregnant or if you were just recently born.  She is very skillful, knowledgeable and experienced.  Plus she teaches some incredible classes.  (434) 996-2002

Jackie Emm – A relatively new addition to the Craniosacral Therapy community in Charlottesville, she has now taken numerous professional trainings in Biodynamic and traditional Craniosacral Therapy.  I find Jackie’s work to be incredibly intuitive and potent, and of everyone on this list, I tend to see her the most.  She is a kind-hearted and compassionate Bodhisattva.  A gift to our community.  (434) 953-7214

Dave White – Dave blends intuition and professional skills marvelously, coming from a business-oriented background.  It is vital to have both men and women in the healing field, as there are some issues you may not want to share with the opposite gender.  And Dave is an experienced and professional member of the Charlottesville healing community.  I highly recommend his practice.  (434) 589-2753

Network Chiropractors:

Brian Dickert & Suzanne Wilson – – I have been seeing Brian and Suzanne off and on for the past year, and I have felt a lot of support as a result, plus it seems like my spine now is able to adjust itself!  They are a great pair – Suzanne is more willing to engage with you as you lie in their relaxing and extraordinarily soothing healing spaces, however Brian is also a very skilled and results-oriented practitioner.  As I mentioned above, having both men and women in the healing community is a blessing and with these network chiropractors, you do not need to venture elsewhere for this luxury.  (434) 971-5433

Massage Therapists:

Christine Davis – – Christine is busily building her practice in Charlottesville and Nelson County, as she recently moved from the Northern Virginia area.  She has significant experience as a Massage Therapist, however she also seamlessly blends threads from Craniosacral Therapy, African Dance and Yoga.  She is a dynamic and skilled practitioner who brings a caring, grounded presence to everything she does.  (202) 577-1761

Sarah Bordeau-Rigterink – Sarah is relatively new to the field of Massage, however she brings caring enthusiasm and passion to her work.  She recently returned from Hawaii where she had the incredible fortune to study Lomi Lomi (from the source).  Sarah occasionally offers free sessions at Integral Yoga in C’ville.  Her skill set is rapidly improving and I enjoy receiving sessions from her.  (434) 962-2254

Zero Balancing:

Pat Meyer-Peterson – Pat has been doing Massage and Shiatsu for over twenty years and she also includes Zero Balancing in her repertoire.  You can tell she is a Reiki practitioner as well, as her hands occasionally get hot when appropriate (when on a thirsty spot on your body).  Pat is exceptionally kind, compassionate and lighthearted and of everyone on this list, she is probably the most experienced.  And you can tell from the quality of her work.  Plus, in spite of her ability to charge more, she keeps her rates reasonable and approachable – even for a college student like myself!  (434) 996-1940

Barbara Brennan Healers:

Jim Suek – Jim is a graduate of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing and he has been doing Pathwork (associated with Seven Oaks) for a number of years.  You can tell from his patient and gentle demeanor that he maintains a disciplined meditation practice.  If you are more sensitive to energy work  and / or if you want a fresh perspective on body / mind healing, then do not hesitate to call him.  He is very talented and gifted, despite his modesty.  (434) 989-8757


Kim Starbuck – I should include BodyTalk as a separate category and include Kim under that heading as well, because she is exceptionally talented in both modalities.  She brings a wealth of experience, knowledge and intuition to her sessions, and I am often awed by the accuracy and potency of her work.  She is also a gifted painter and you can find her work sprinkled around her office and other healing spaces in Charlottesville.  When I am suffering from something acute – whether digestive problems, food poisoning, stagnant chi or just regular aches and pains, I typically give her a call.  (I highly recommend her work – but call her early as I believe her practice is brimming with clients).  (434) 823-5650


Beverly “Diane” Harner – It is actually not entirely fair to only have Diane in this category.  She is a talented practitioner of Massage, BodyTalk, Zero Balancing and Reiki.  And in actuality, nearly everyone on this list, including myself, could be in the Potpourri group, having experience and wisdom from numerous traditions.  Diane is an intuitive and skilled practitioner who I am lucky enough to live near – so I can walk to my sessions when necessary.  And in truth, I share her healing space, so I actually walk to “work” myself.  (434) 295-2789

Again, this is just a brief taste of the incredible practitioners in and around Charlottesville.  If you would like to see more practitioners who I would recommend, visit Janet Evergreen’s website (click on the right) and then go to the “Practitioners” section – there is a list of practitioners who have taken classes from her.

Have a joy-filled day!

Published by Kirby Moore

Kirby Moore is a healing facilitator based in the beautiful rolling hills of Charlottesville, Virginia. He does sessions in-person and long distance via Skype and Zoom, working with Spiritual Astrology, Somatic Experiencing, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and Birth Process Work. His healing work is informed by fifteen years of meditation and Qigong practice. He works with client's intentions and deepest longings to attain clear, tangible results. Contact him for more info at (email): kirby [at] mkirbymoore [dot] com

2 thoughts on “Charlottesville Practitioners

  1. Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!


    1. Hi obessedwete,

      Thank you for reading and for being around for quite a while! Blessings to you.


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