About Me

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 first time massage clients being: massaging my newborn babies, my grandmother, and a woman in Wyoming who was 102 years old!

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 Reiki provider I have helped people through life's changes and challenges on a different level. Since the beginning of my career, I have worked with a lot of women through and after their pregnancies.

It is the special moments during a session: when a client finally gets relief from chronic pain,  stubborn muscles finally release, the client is able to move with more freedom, feeling a baby move within its mother, all of this and more is why I love being a massage therapist.

 

 

 

 

Further massage therapy credentials are:

2015 Board Certified with NCBTMB

2017 Approved Provider with NCBTMB provider # 1365

2019 PA Licensed Massage Therapist license # MSG013052

 


Gretchen is also an active writer and her books are available at :

https://www.amazon.com/G.E.-Porier/e/B00BPWETVS

Books are also available for purchase at the office.