Gina Englert, LMT
EDUCATION Florida School of Massage, Gainesville
SPECIALTIES Integrative massage, Reiki, Somatic Healing, trigger-point therapy
Gina: (352) 870-2223
Rooted: (520) 326-8300
Gina comes to Tucson after 13 years of running a thriving private practice in Gainesville, Florida. As a child, Gina was raised to appreciate alternative therapies like massage, chiropractic care, herbs and vitamins, and even Iridology. A Chi Gong class she took as a college student introduced her to the energetic side of health care and first inspired her to pursue a career in massage therapy. After graduating from massage school in 2001, she built her own thriving practice based on a holistic approach.
Gina's clients can expect a tailored massage, with pressure adjusted to their comfort level, and a fully present therapist who truly cares about them and their path to healing. She uses trigger-point work to address certain specific physical issues, while keeping the whole person and life experiences in mind.
In addition to massage, Gina has advanced training in Polarity Therapy and Reiki. In Florida, Gina did voluntary Reiki work with cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. She also traveled to nearby hospitals and rehab centers and worked with patients, their doctors, and nurses to provide holistic support. Gina understands that trauma is held in the body. Her own personal life experiences have led her to study Somatic Healing, a modality that can be very helpful for people with PTSD.
Gina loves to work with children, because of their honesty and how quickly their bodies respond to treatment. Her own daughter was born with many food sensitivities. Research into these issues, born out of necessity, bred fascination, and she has absorbed a substantial amount of information on nutrition, genetic mutations, and Sensory Processing Disorder.
Gina is working on a degree in Religious Studies and was accepted into the University of Arizona. She is currently preparing to take the OWL (Our Whole Lives) teacher-training program and will be teaching it to the youth at the Unitarian Universalist Church later this year.
A recent arrival in the Old Pueblo, Gina arrived here in March of 2017. We are happy that a career opportunity for Gina's husband brought them both—along with their daughter, Raine, their cat, and their two rescued dogs—across the country to Tucson. When not working or studying, Gina spends her time practicing yoga and meditation. She loves reading and writing, live music, and the creative energy of interior design and arts and crafts.
Q&A with Gina