I am wife, mother, and massage therapist. I grew up in upstate New York, to include the Finger Lakes and later lived in the Adirondacks. My husband and I have worked our way across the country from New York, to Indiana, Wyoming, Oregon, and now Pennsylvania.
In 2000 , I graduate from SUNY Oswego with a Bachelor of Science. In 2003 I graduated from The Finger Lakes School of Massage, Ithaca,NY, with a certification in Therapeutic Massage and Hydrotherapy, and went on to take the NY State board and national exam to become a licensed massage therapist.
Since 2004, I have been learning the teachings of the Native American culture; increasing my awareness with the energies of life and strengthening my deep connection to nature.
I have had a varied massage therapy career. I had my own practice in NY and Wyoming, worked in day spas in NY and Indiana, and worked in a chiropractic office in Oregon. I have worked with people of all ages; to include giving a number of first massages. Some of the most memorable being: massaging my newborn babies, my grandmother and a woman in Wyoming who was 102 years old!
It is the special moments during a session when a client finally gets relief from chronic pain, that stubborn muscles releases, and they get to move with more freedom that keeps me going as a massage therapist. I have had the privilege of working with clients from the beginning of an injury to the end of treatment to see them get back to living life as they want. As a Reiki provider I have helped people through life's changes and challenges on a different level.
Further massage therapy advancements are: 2015 Board Certified with NCBTMB
2017 Approved Provider with NCBTMB provider # 1365
Gretchen is also an active writer and her books are available at :