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Saltwater Massage Studio was established in 2013 by Gretchen Hill who had a longstanding vision to create a beautiful, happy, healing center and a positive work environment for advanced massage therapists.

After moving to Gloucester from Cambridge, Gretchen decided that it was time bring that vision to life and put down roots in a community that felt like home. Inspired by her love of the Gloucester coastline and her deep-rooted family history that threads Gloucester history back to the 1800’s, Saltwater Massage Studio was born. 

Since opening, Saltwater Massage Studio has expanded into a thriving wellness center and a team of high-level massage therapists. We are grateful to and inspired by our community: an eclectic group of artists, entrepreneurs, hard-working families, visitors who share our love of the coast, commuters who work in Boston, and everything in between.

We hope that what we offer brightens your lives.


By using our hands to alleviate pain and offer help through difficult times, we are helping people live happier and healthier lives.  And maybe that happiness can have a ripple effect that leads to more good in the world.

Gretchen Hill, Founder + LMT


let's introduce you to Our Team

We have taken the guesswork out of finding a great massage therapist by building a team of skilled, knowledgeable therapists.  We want you to rest easy, knowing that you are in good hands, no matter which therapist you book with.

Each therapist crafts their own style using their unique skills, training and natural talent.



Title: Licensed Massage Therapist

“After 3 sessions with Heather, I couldn't believe how great I felt. It was like I was given a new body! I felt stronger, less restricted, and I was more confident with each of my movements. I would without hesitation recommend this establishment and Heather to ANYONE who feels less than 100% physically.” – Brian. T.

Year Licensed:  2002

Training/Certifications: Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Cupping Massage, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage. She is also a licensed Equine Sports Massage Therapist.

Favorite Treatment Style: Blending Deep Tissue Massage w/ Cupping & Hot Stones

Availability:  Tuesday 2 - 8pm and Wednesday 2 - 8pm


Title: Licensed Massage Therapist

“I have been seeing Grace for several years and keep coming back for specific issues and general maintenance. Grace is very skilled at addressing my issues (lower back, shoulder, thigh) with Deep Tissue massage due to her extensive training and knowledge of anatomy. I would highly recommend her.” – John J.

Year Licensed:  2010

Training/Certifications: Deep Tissue Massage, Prenatal Massage, Hot Stone Therapy, Cupping Massage, Swedish Massage, and Reiki.

Favorite Treatment Style: Deeply Intuitive Therapeutic Massage

Availability:  Tuesday 9 - 4pm  Thursday 9 - 4pm  Friday 9 - 4pm  Saturday 10 - 5pm


Title: Licensed Massage Therapist

“Amanda is the best. I have had a few massages in the past in other places and never liked them. but Amanda has made me so comfortable and fixed my aches and pains. She is a sweet and very strong girl. Love her.” – Marilyn E.

Year Licensed:  2016

Training/Certifications: Deep Tissue Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Cupping Massage, Hot Stone Therapy and Prenatal Massage.

Favorite Treatment Style: (very) Deep Tissue Massage

Availability:  Thursday 3 - 8pm   Friday (varying hours)   Saturday 12 - 6pm


Title: Licensed Massage Therapist

“I am very active and my body needs regular maintenance. Justin utilizes great Deep Tissue techniques and his pressure is completely On Point. Justin also has a gentle and calm demeanor and listens to my needs, which makes me more relaxed and at ease during the session."  –Jessica M.

Year Licensed:  2015

Training/Certifications: Deep Tissue and Sports Massage, Certified Personal Trainer and B.S. in Exercise Science.

Favorite Treatment Style: Deep Tissue/Sports Massage

Availability: Saturday 9 - 2pm


Title: Licensed Massage Therapist

“Amy is a kind and gentle soul and that translates into her work as a massage therapist.  She is a good listener and intuitively knows how much pressure to use in our sessions.  I am able to completely let go and relax when i am on her table."  – Martha G.

Year Licensed:  2014

Training/Certifications: Muscular Therapy Swedish Massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Release Therapy.

Favorite Treatment Style: Solution-Focused Therapeutic Massage

Availability: Sunday 12 - 6pm


Title: Founder & Licensed Massage Therapist

Year Licensed:  2009

Training/Certifications: Muscular Therapy (blends neuromuscular therapy, myofascial massage and therapeutic massage), Prenatal Massage, Cupping Massage, Ayurvedic Bodywork.  Gretchen holds a B.A. in Psychology and a 200-Hr. Yoga Teacher Certification from Back Bay Yoga.  She is a passionate teacher of anatomy for yoga teachers and massage therapists and was the former Associate Director of Client Services at Cambridge Cares About AIDS in Cambridge, MA.

Favorite Treatment Style: "Gentle-Deep" Massage Therapy and Prenatal Massage

Availability: Tuesday 2 - 6pm,  Wednesday 9 - 2pm,  Thursday 9 - 3pm,  Friday 2 - 6pm


Title: Marketing & Customer Service Coordinator

After graduating from the University of Massachusetts – Lowell in 2017, Jessie was eager to find a job where she could apply her marketing knowledge & experience to promoting a company she believed in.  You will often find Jessie focused on day-to-day operations, but she’s also busy behind the scenes working to further the Saltwater brand and enhance the overall customer experience.