About Us

“Wellness is not about living in the perfect body or striking the perfect balance at every juncture in life. It is about resilience and awareness, I believe wholeheartedly”, Gretchen states. "Every day is an opportunity to start over bringing more attention to our internal knowing if we have the tools and a practice that promotes awareness. Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork are some of the tools available to usher mind and body awareness to the forefront of a client’s experience.”

Leading Light Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - Gretchen Hannsz Witzgall, LMT

417 Academy Street

Cambridge , MD 21613 map it

(443) 824-2830

License: #M05347

Hours of Operation

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Client Testimonials

Here's what our clients are saying


  • I immediately felt comfortable and welcomed. Gretchen is a very compassionate and skilled practitioner. I will definitely be back!!

    Gretchen did a great job. She took time to speak to me before I got on the table to find out more about what prompted my visit. She outlined the plan and made me very comfortable during the massage as well. Afterwards we talked again about what she had noticed during the treatment. I couldn't ask for a better experience.

  • Absolutely no dislikes

    Did a very thorough interview to find the areas of my body that were most troubling. Did a lot of work on those areas . Was very happy with the results. Would definitely recommend her.

  • I haven't had a massage in a while, and Gretchen made me feel right at home. It was certainly a zero-judgement zone and I appreciated her attention to details and making sure I was comfortable. Looking forward to my next appointment, and regular visits in the future!!

    Gretchen has great skill, knowledge of the human body and takes time to understand each individual’s need. Couldn’t be more happy to find her so close to home! Highly recommend ????

  • Skilled masseuse, made me feel comfortable, listened and attended to my particular needs, clearly knowledgeable about the human musculoskeletal system, gave me helpful feedback about what she noticed during the massage.

    So soothing, one of the best massages I've received yet. Gretchen is the best, so thankfil to have found her.

  • Very professional

    I would recommend anyone to give Leading Light a try.

Fair Winds Swedish Massage - 60 minute Full Body or Focused

$80
60min
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Following Seas Swedish Massage - 90 Minutes Full Body

$110
90min
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Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused

$85
60min
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True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body

$115
90min
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River's Edge Hot Stone Massage - 60 minutes - Focused

$110
60min
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Choptank Hot Stone Massage - 90 Minutes - Full Body

$140
90min
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Heavy Seas Sports Massage with Arnica Oil or Cream - 60 minute

$90
60min
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Even Keel Sports Massage with Arnica Oil or Cream

$120
90min
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Alchemy Sports Massage with Arnica Oil or Cream and Hot Stones

$145
90min
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Gretchen Hannsz W.

License: MD #M05347

License: NC #06179

27 Verified Reviews

Fair Winds Swedish Massage - 60 minute Full Body or Focused

$80
60min
Request Appt

Following Seas Swedish Massage - 90 Minutes Full Body

$110
90min
Request Appt

Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused

$85
60min
Request Appt

True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body

$115
90min
Request Appt

River's Edge Hot Stone Massage - 60 minutes - Focused

$110
60min
Request Appt

Choptank Hot Stone Massage - 90 Minutes - Full Body

$140
90min
Request Appt

Heavy Seas Sports Massage with Arnica Oil or Cream - 60 minute

$90
60min
Request Appt

Even Keel Sports Massage with Arnica Oil or Cream

$120
90min
Request Appt

Alchemy Sports Massage with Arnica Oil or Cream and Hot Stones

$145
90min
Request Appt
by Lauren on Feb 01
I immediately felt comfortable and welcomed. Gretchen is a very compassionate and skilled practitioner. I will definitely be back!!
by David on Jan 27
Gretchen did a great job. She took time to speak to me before I got on the table to find out more about what prompted my visit. She outlined the plan and made me very comfortable during the massage as well. Afterwards we talked again about what she had noticed during the treatment. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
by Anonymous on Jan 19
Absolutely no dislikes
by Sandy on Jan 11
Did a very thorough interview to find the areas of my body that were most troubling. Did a lot of work on those areas . Was very happy with the results. Would definitely recommend her.
by Erin on Dec 17
I haven't had a massage in a while, and Gretchen made me feel right at home. It was certainly a zero-judgement zone and I appreciated her attention to details and making sure I was comfortable. Looking forward to my next appointment, and regular visits in the future!!
by Anonymous on Nov 28
Gretchen has great skill, knowledge of the human body and takes time to understand each individual’s need. Couldn’t be more happy to find her so close to home! Highly recommend ????
by Cat on Nov 28
Skilled masseuse, made me feel comfortable, listened and attended to my particular needs, clearly knowledgeable about the human musculoskeletal system, gave me helpful feedback about what she noticed during the massage.
by Anonymous on Nov 13
So soothing, one of the best massages I've received yet. Gretchen is the best, so thankfil to have found her.
by Gary on Nov 12
Very professional
by Anonymous on Nov 11
I would recommend anyone to give Leading Light a try.

Average Rating:

5 (Based on 27 Reviews)

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by Lauren on Feb 2020
Verified
Service Received: Fair Winds Swedish Massage - 60 minute Full Body or Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
I immediately felt comfortable and welcomed. Gretchen is a very compassionate and skilled practitioner. I will definitely be back!!
by David on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Even Keel Sports Massage with Arnica Oil or Cream with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Gretchen did a great job. She took time to speak to me before I got on the table to find out more about what prompted my visit. She outlined the plan and made me very comfortable during the massage as well. Afterwards we talked again about what she had noticed during the treatment. I couldn't ask for a better experience.
by Anonymous on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Absolutely no dislikes
by Sandy on Jan 2020
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Did a very thorough interview to find the areas of my body that were most troubling. Did a lot of work on those areas . Was very happy with the results. Would definitely recommend her.
by Erin on Dec 2019
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
I haven't had a massage in a while, and Gretchen made me feel right at home. It was certainly a zero-judgement zone and I appreciated her attention to details and making sure I was comfortable. Looking forward to my next appointment, and regular visits in the future!!
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Gretchen has great skill, knowledge of the human body and takes time to understand each individual’s need. Couldn’t be more happy to find her so close to home! Highly recommend ????
by Cat on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Fair Winds Swedish Massage - 60 minute Full Body or Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Skilled masseuse, made me feel comfortable, listened and attended to my particular needs, clearly knowledgeable about the human musculoskeletal system, gave me helpful feedback about what she noticed during the massage.
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
So soothing, one of the best massages I've received yet. Gretchen is the best, so thankfil to have found her.
by Gary on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Very professional
by Anonymous on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
I would recommend anyone to give Leading Light a try.
by Mary Beth on Nov 2019
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Gretchen does her best to zero in on problem areas. She gives a very therapeutic massage.
by Anonymous on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
I liked everything.
by Bill on Oct 2019
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Asked questions and listened to the responses. Explained everything very clearly. Pain relief after just one session.
by Jim on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Gretchen was very thorough in her exam before starting, which her helped focus on my most troubled areas, some of which I wasn’t even aware of.
by Jennifer on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
She really focused on my problem areas and gave me ideas of how to alleviate those problems. I can't wait to go back again. Highly recommended!
by Anonymous on Sep 2019
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
An awesome experience! And it is really working out some deep stress points! I am very happy!
by Anonymous on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Fair Winds Swedish Massage - 60 minute Full Body or Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
First time I have sat down and talked with massage therapist before the massage. It really helped her know exactly what I was needing and how to help me! Great massage and relaxing experience!
by Kathleen on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
LOVE my appointments with Gretchen! Wish I could come every week!
by Alvaro on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Gretchen is the best and professional therapist... highly recommended.
by Joy on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Bodywork with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Can’t wait to come again.
by Shannon on Aug 2019
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
My massage was amazing. Gretchen was able to address areas of need I didn’t even realize I had. She provides a relaxing safe experience.
by Rick on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Besides a great massage, a full wealth of knowledge!
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
I'm so grateful to have found Gretchen. She's very skilled and compassionate. She helped me tremendously during my first visit. I've booked my next session and look forward to continued improvements.
by Anonymous on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Thorough, holistic approach
by Maris on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: True North Myofascial Release - 90 Minutes - Full Body with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Two days after my session with Gretchen, i am still feeling a much-needed softness in my shoulders and overall expansion in my back and torso. She is very focused and effective.
by Alfred on Jul 2019
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
She was the best I was in a lot of pain when I showed up and I am not now !
by Anonymous on Jun 2019
Verified
Service Received: Morning Light Myofascial Release - 60 Minutes - Focused with Gretchen Hannsz W.
Very professional and friendly across the board. Have been to many massage therapists in my life but none as informative and thoughtful as Gretchen. She clearly knows how the body works. Can't wait for my next appointment.

Leading Light Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - Gretchen Hannsz Witzgall, LMT

417 Academy Street

Cambridge , MD 21613 map it

Phone: (443) 824-2830

License: #M05347

  • Leading Light Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork - Gretchen Hannsz Witzgall, LMT

  • 417 Academy Street
  • Cambridge , MD 21613
  • (443) 824-2830
  • License: #M05347
  • http://www.leadinglightmassage.com
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