Gretchen Kloeppel trained in massage therapy at East West College in Portland, Oregon, studying Swedish and Sports Massage and Myofascial Release. Since receiving her Oregon State license in 1998, she has continued her education with further studies in pre-natal massage, massage for birthing, chair massage, massage for the face, deep tissue, Hawaiian lomilomi, as well as more in-depth training in sports massage and stretching.
When she began her career as a massage therapist, Gretchen worked in bed & breakfasts, which enabled her to work on many different people with many different body issues. Since starting her own practice in 2000, she has worked quite extensively with a quadriplegic client and with an ultra-distance bicycle racer, and has specialized in assisting yoga students to facilitate the changes that are happening in their bodies as a result of their yoga practice.
Gretchen loves working with people as individuals. She tailors the massage session to meet the specific needs of her client on that particular day. Whether they are seeking pain relief, injury recovery, or pure relaxation, she tries her best to ensure that they leave her office feeling happy and content.
When Gretchen is not working or taking classes at Yoga Pearl, she enjoys hiking and backpacking with her dogs, hanging out at her boyfriend Corey’s bike shop and working on her yard.