Sue Bovenizer is a natural health therapist certified in Aromatherapy, Massage and CranioSacral Therapy and Integral Yoga instruction. She also offers Infant and Pediatric CST, Somato-Emotional Release work, Visceral Manipulation and Reiki (Master level).
From the earliest times, Sue had a fascination with the workings of the human body— seventh grade biology was her favorite subject. Dance and theatre were a theme in her teens and by the time she was 19, she worked summers as an exercise instructor and personal trainer, long before personal trainers were fashionable. All throughout her life, Sue has either taught or attended a yoga, exercise or dance class and her passion for movement continues. Even during her years of traveling with her family and living in exotic places like Algeria and Indonesia, Sue managed to create body awareness classes for herself and the other expatriates.
In 1985, Sue moved just south of London, England where she began to study the healing arts in earnest. She started to hone her psychic gifts by using crystals in her therapy sessions, then went on to train in Reiki. She participated in a ‘long distance’ healing circle for almost 8 years, where she truly grew to understand the awesome power of psychic energy. In 1987, Sue began studying aromatherapy and massage, culminating in a certification that would allow her to practice aromatherapy massage anywhere in (what was then) the EEC in Europe.
Moving back to America in 1994, she was introduced to the Upledger Institute and CranioSacral Therapy and thought this was the missing key to her understanding of the functioning of the human body-- that is until she began studying Visceral Manipulation, which opened a whole new avenue of exploration into the body. Somato-Emotional Release classes allowed her to delve into the psyche of the structural body and dialogue with its innate wisdom. Then Zero Balancing helped her find a new way of balancing and centering her other skills.
Her latest passion in the past few years has been treating in the CranioSacral modality with dolphins. These magnificent creatures a have deep understanding and awareness of the human body, and through the use of their echolocators, dolphins can “read” the body and send pulsing waves to it, breaking up any blocked or stagnant energy.
Sue lives in beautiful Charlottesville, Virginia with her husband Tom Nichols and has a private practice on Woodbrook Drive in Albemarle County.
Massage & CranioSacral Therapy
Sue Bovenizer is a natural health therapist certified in Aromatherapy, Massage and CranioSacral Therapy and Integral Yoga instruction. She also offers Infant and Pediatric CST, Somato-Emotional Release work, Visceral Manipulation and Reiki (Master level). Sue maintains a practice in Charlottesville, Virginia.
To also see Sue’s Upledger CranioSacral Profile, please visit www.iahp.com/SueBovenizer
Hours and Fees
By appointment only.
Monday – Thursday
9:30 am – 4:30 pm
$85 per session
Sessions can run up to 1 1/2 hours.
“Welcome baby” check.
Free for infants under 6 months
The Legend Building
620 Woodbrook Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901
Professional Associations and Memberships
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.
Integral Yoga Teacher’s Association
International Association of Healthcare Practitioners
Commonwealth of Virginia
IAHP License Number: 0019002849
Suzanne Bovenizer wrote a monthly aromatherapy article for her local newspaper ECHO, which can be seen in the Essentials (light blue) box on her home page. She has written an article on CST in Hospice and CST & Pediatrics for ECHO, as well as an article on Dolphin Assisted Therapy. Suzanne has also been interviewed on local television discussing the benefits of CST. And has been interviewed for the international radio show Spirits Evolving.