Gina Flores, BA CA CST LMT NCMT
Gina holds a BA in Dance Education, performed professionally, taught ballet, modern dance, and rehabilitative exercise, before embarking on her career as a New York State Licensed and Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She is a NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing Education (NY state and nationally), Certified Newborn and Infant Massage Instructor, and an Upledger Institute Certified CranioSacral Therapist. Before opening her private practice in 1997, at the New York City Center Theater, Gina was one of the massage therapists for New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. In the years that followed, she has been honored to work with a multitude of companies as therapist to their dancers, musicians, singers and stage hands, from companies both nationally and internationally known, on site at her practice, as well as offsite on location. Her private practice includes, and invites, people from all walks of life, all ages including children, and is not exclusive to performers.
Since receiving her certification as a Clinical Aromatherapist both in the USA and Canada, Gina is nationally recognized by the National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy, and internationally recognized by the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and the Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists. Gina has created the beautiful line of AUM * AROMA roll-on mind~body~spirit perfumes. These are for sale through her website on the SHOP page, in addition to her Artisan Perfumes. Custom blending is done via phone or in office.
A personal note: Of the many extraordinary things I have learned and experienced thus far in my journey, the most beautiful and universally applicable are Dr. John Upledger’s “4 Jewels” of CranioSacral Therapy. These tenets describe how I conduct myself professionally as a therapist, as well as privately as a person. It is my honor to serve you in your personal discovery!
1. Impartial: the dedication to treat all people equally with respect, courtesy, dignity and compassion.
2. Non~Judgemental: holding no preconceived notions about a person or their challenge(s).
3. Ego~Subordinated: I am here to facilitate your body’s healing, with the utmost integrity and compassion.
4.Unconditionally Present: Each and every person is supported in a safe, comfortable and grounded space, with my dedicated intention and concentrated, therapeutic presence in order to be of greatest service in the face of pain, dysfunction and fear.