Gina was raised in Austria but has been in the U.S. since 1986. She grew up as a competitive figure skater and trained in classical ballet, jazz and modern dance.
After coming to the U.S. she lived in Las Vegas, skating and dancing professionally in shows for eight years. When she retired from professional dance in 1994 she discovered a gift for healing and became a Licensed Massage Therapist. She owned and ran her own practice as an LMT for 13 years in Las Vegas. In 2003 she moved to St. George, UT where she opened a healing center with her husband, Mark.
For the past 21 years she has specialized in Reflexology and CranioSacral Therapy. Reflexology works on the nerve endings of the hands and feet to balance and heal every part of the body.
Mark is a licensed acupuncturist and certified Zero Balancer, as well as co-owner of Bend Community Healing.
He earned his Master's Degree in acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland, where he subsequently served on the faculty as an instructor and clinic supervisor. Since then he has studied with master acupuncturists and qigong instructors throughout the U.S. and in mainland China.
He also volunteered for several years as a drug detoxification acupuncturist at the Baltimore City Jail and at Penn North, an innovative walk-in drug detox clinic in Baltimore.
From 2008 to 2013 he was president of the Utah Association for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. His is also a longstanding member of POCA, the organization that pioneered community acupuncture in the United States.
Mark's passion is to bring the ancient tools for self-healing that he has learned over the past 40 years to as many people as possible.