Saltwater Massage is a single-room massage studio providing therapeutic massage in Gloucester, MA. Our massage services aim to improve overall quality of life for our clients by offering practical and effective relief from pain, discomfort and stress. Whether you are overworked, training for a 5k or marathon, or a tired mamma juggling it all, our massage therapist will listen to what is going on in your life and body to design a massage that meets your needs.
Wednesday - Friday 8am - 8:30pm Saturday - Sunday 10am - 5pm
Saltwater Massage is an independent practice started by Gretchen Hill, a massage therapist and yoga instructor, who dreamt of opening a casual and comfortable massage studio by the ocean. After living and working in Cambridge for ten years, Gretchen was inspired to leave the city behind and return to her roots in Gloucester, where her family (the Wonsons) had lived dating back to the mid-1800s. While she had always longed to live in the city in her younger years, nothing could quite compare to the sense of calm that came from being by the water. Perhaps it’s in her blood. In an article printed in the Gloucester Daily Times in 1938, Gretchen’s great-grandfather, Carlton Wonson, wrote, “There is salt air and sea spume in every Wonson bone.” For Gretchen, these words rang true and Gloucester felt like home. Inspired by this deep connection to the ocean, Gretchen opened Saltwater Massage where she hopes to help her clients cultivate their own deep sense of calm.