Gretchen Hannsz Witzgall

Awakening awareness & healing potential through informed touch

Gretchen is a Licensed Massage Therapist practicing at Fair Winds Wellness in Cambridge, MD offering Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Swedish massage, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue techniques, and Body Treatments are the modalities she employs to support her clients in pain management, increased range of motion, stress reduction, detoxification, and overall well-being. She has been practicing Massage Therapy and Bodywork since state and national board licensure in March ...

Gretchen is a Licensed Massage Therapist practicing at Fair Winds Wellness in Cambridge, MD offering Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Swedish massage, Myofascial Release, Hot Stone Massage, Deep Tissue techniques, and Body Treatments are the modalities she employs to support her clients in pain management, increased range of motion, stress reduction, detoxification, and overall well-being. She has been practicing Massage Therapy and Bodywork since state and national board licensure in March 2006. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

A Maryland native Gretchen is happy to have returned to her home port of Annapolis in 2013 aboard her boat, and now calls Cambridge home since November 2017.

She graduated from Body Therapy Institute in Silk Hope, N.C. outside of Raleigh-Durham in December 2005. BTI’s diploma program gave Gretchen a strong foundation in the modalities she practices. The strong philosophy at BTI in treating clients from a centered presence as facilitator of somatic awareness is the backbone of Gretchen’s hands on work.

Following graduation she furthered her education in craniosacral therapy, lymphatic massage, deep tissue modalities, and hot stone massage. Her education in Massage and Bodywork Therapy has included intensive hands-on continuing education. She is grateful to have studied with Michael Shea, Thomas Myers, and other highly respected teachers in the Industry.

She practiced massage therapy at B’ Roman Skin and Body Therapy in Cary, N.C. while living in North Carolina prior to moving back to Maryland. As well, she maintained her home based practice focused on treating those with chronic health issues.

Her core defining philosophy over the years and that which informs her work beside the massage table is that of unconditional positive regard and client-centric service.

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Licenses
Massage

MD # M05347

Massage

NC # 06179

Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

# 504416-06

Merchant Mariner License - 50 TON Inland

# #3638003

Amateur Radio License

# KK4NLE

Education
1992

St. Mary's College of Maryland

Bachelor of Arts - Language and Literature

2005

Body Therapy Institute

Diploma Program

REVIEWS for my Bodywork services

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.

SPECIALTIES: Bodywork and Massage techniques I perform

Bodywork & Massage

  • Myofascial Release
  • Other
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage