I began my professional career in massage therapy in 1989. Over the years I have studied, developed and practiced many modalities including neuromuscular therapy, lymphatic drainage, massage cupping, prenatal massage, craniosacral therapy and sports massage. A large portion of my clients have come in as a last resort for chronic pain and found much benefit and relief from this approach. I also support clients in countering and healing the effects of poor posture through manual support and postural re-education.
Another aspect of my work includes craniosacral therapy and vagus nerve regulation. These more subtle modalities prove to be the most beneficial for some. In my years of practice and training in pre and perinatal studies, I have developed an awareness of the ways in which trauma, if not resolved, can be held in the body, creating physical symptoms. Some of these symptoms include chronic headaches, anxiety, depression, and PTSD. I offer an open heart and listening hands along with a safe space for fear, shock, emotional distress and imprints from accidents, birth trauma or illnesses to come to the surface for resolution. The body has an inherent ability to heal itself and release anything that creates imbalance therein. Clients will often feel a sense of relief, a deep understanding of themselves and a quality of clarity after a session.
In 2016, my husband, Andrew, and I found the perfect property in downtown Charlottesville to create a dream that I've held for years. After a year and a half of hard work and determination, we are happy to have brought this dream to fruition. Longtide Wellness Collective is a tranquil space in the heart of Charlottesville where experienced practitioners come together for the health and wellness of our beloved community. We are excited to see this vision unfold in the community.
Lory Bedotto LMT, NCBTMB
Founder, Longtide Wellness Collective and
Cville Massage Therapy
I have been a Massage Therapist since 2014. Along the way I have studied and practiced many different modalities such as reflexology, Manual lymphatic drainage, cupping and myofascial release. Whether someone wants deep tissue, Swedish or any of the aforementioned techniques, I always cater to each person's individual needs and work with the intention of helping to bring balance and harmony to the body and mind alike. In addition to being a massage therapist, I also have been a certified yoga instructor since 2009 and have studied and taught Yin, Vinyasa, Beginners and children’s yoga. I am also currently working towards a Yoga therapy certification. My background in yoga strongly influences my approach to massage, helping me to see, feel and help in a more holistic way with lasting results. I believe when you can relax the mind and breath, pain in the body and overall tension eases.