Partners & Resources
Here is a list of trusted business partners in the community who are dedicated to your health and well-being. Please click on the links for more information about the services provided by each community leader.
Anita Prendergast: Founder, Village Academy for Families, LLC
Massage Therapist and Movement Specialist BLOG
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 from the University of South Carolina. With more than 20 years experience working with children, 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.
Candace Holmes, D.C.: BrainCore Neurofeedback braincoreofduluth.com
Dr . Holmes is a Certified BrainCore Neurofeedback Practitioner and Board Certified Chiropractor. She is proud to offer her patients, both adults and children, a drug-free approach to a wide variety of neurological conditions including memory loss, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and migraine headaches, just to name a few. Taking care of patients as young as hours old to patients that are "seasoned," active, and in their 90's comes naturally to her. She has extensive experience caring for patients involved in automobile accidents, those who are pregnant, students experiencing learning difficulties, and "weekend warriors."
Mind and Motion Developmental Centers of Georgia is a collaborative treatment facility in Johns Creek, GA. We are comprised of over 15 clinical practitioners with over 75 years of combined experience. Mind and Motion Centers offers a set of uniquely comprehensive and integrated health services that focus on addressing developmental disorders and delivering improved outcomes that strive to achieve the optimized potential of each individual regardless of age. Our mission is to create a model practice that, combined with research and cutting-edge technologies, can become a national and world standard for applying brain-behavior sciences in actual practice.
The M Center was founded by two mothers on a mission, Dr. Maia and Dr. Monica. After walking through the experience of healing their own children with a Functional Medicine approach, they discovered their children were a catalyst to realize their own life missions…to share their expertise, insight, and healing gifts with other families like their own. We have personally experienced Autism, ADHD, anxiety, Sensory Processing Disorder, and learning differences. As mothers of unique children, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges that exceptionalities place on the entire family. It is our mission to offer a medical home for all families to feel heard and cared for.
By combining their skills, expertise, and experiences, the concept of healing from the heart was born. Their experiences from both sides of the exam table as patients, parents, and healthcare professionals has provided them with priceless insight to help others along their journey to healing.
Certified Holistic Birth Doula, Certified Holistic Fertility Doula, Certified Vaginal Steam Facilitator, Health Educator, Childbirth Educator, Belly Binding Specialist
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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.