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If it takes a village to raise a child, that village needs to be well equipped. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) "Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being..." The workshops and services provided by Village Academy for Families supplies the "village" with tools that can be used to enhance the health and well-being of the whole family.  Everyone, from Infants to the Elderly, can benefit from massage. Massage services that involves the needs of the whole family, not only helps the individual receiving massage, but it also helps maintain healthy relationships. Visit the "Partners & Resources" page to see some of the other services, or tools,  that can be used to help you and your family on the journey to complete health. 

Massage services and instructional workshops are based on research and results. Using a variety of modalities, I strive to create a healthy balance between the mind, body, and spirit to accomplish your desired goals. Be sure to  visit the  "Services & Rates" page to view available services. Please ask about my specialty services including:

  • Village Academy Courses (Live and Online)
  • MITTS Program (Massage for Infants, Toddlers, and Teens)
  • FIT (Families In Touch)
  • Seated/Chair Massage for Corporate Wellness
  • Wellness Programs and Pamper Me! Parties

To  schedule your appointment, free consultation, or if you have any questions, click on "Contact Me" and send a message.  I will get back to you within 24 hours.


Anita Prendergast is the founder of Village Academy for Families, LLC. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist (GA License  #MT008633) and movement specialist. Her mission is to help improve family relationships by incorporating therapeutic touch into their every day life and providing integrative health services and education for enhanced well-being.


Anita attended the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy in New York City and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2005. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science specializing in Motor Development and Early Childhood Education from the University of South Carolina. With more than 20 years experience working with families,  she is certified in Infant Massage Instruction by Niara Healing Arts and certified in Pediatric Massage by the Liddle Kidz Foundation.  She believes in a holistic approach to healing where the nourishment of the mind, body, and spirit is the ultimate goal. Her touch is often described as gentle, but effective. She founded the Village Academy for Families, LLC in 2019 with the mission to strengthen the family bond by providing integrative health services and education to parents and children to help them maintain optimal health and well-being throughout their lives.

Therapeutic massage modalities studied include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release, Thai Yoga Stretching, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Prenatal, Infant (CIMT), Pediatric (CPMT), Geriatric, Sports/Athletic Performance, Aromatherapy, Hot Stone, Hydrotherapy, Neuromuscular Technique (NMT), Trigger Point Therapy, Chair/Seated Massage, Qi Activation and Reiki.

Professional affiliations include American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Board Certification of Massage Therapy and Bodywork (BCMTB), New York State License No. 180830, Georgia State License No.MT008633.

*All content found on this website is based on personal experience and/or observation and is supported by research  related to massage therapy.  It is not meant to treat, diagnose, cure, or otherwise interfere with treatment by your physician. Since massage is highly subjective, results can not be guaranteed.  Massage Therapy is considered to be complementary to traditional medicine and a doctor's note may be required for certain medical conditions.