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I started massaging when I was in high school, giving friends and teachers massages on cafeteria tables. I also would massage my father’s horses during and after driving carriage rides. I found my calling.

In 1992 I attended the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in Newington CT. Two years later I moved back home to Lake George and began working at The Sagamore Spa in Bolton landing, NY. Then later moved to Lake Placid and began working out of The Lily Pad. I had the chance to go on tour with Shania Twain and drive her horse trailer and give her massages. I then opened my office out of my home, Clouds Above Massage. During my 10 years as Clouds Above Massage, became captain of the Ironman massage tent for 8 years. I worked on the Canadian Olympic and World Champion freestyle ski jumping team. I taught massage therapy at the North Country Community College massage therapy program and had 12 graduates study under my licensure in that time.


​My house started to get smaller with a baby crawling around so I moved my business to Balanced Bodywork & Massage. Working for nearly 4 years with many professionals and adding 5 more graduates under my license. For the last six years I have also loved working with all the incredible athletes at the Olympic Training Center. USA Bobsled and Skeleton team have taken me with them to Europe two years in a row.  I was lucky enough to be asked to join them in Sochi Russia for the winter 2014 Olympics.

Now have Healing Elements massage Therapy, and loving all the hard work.


 Gretchen Lansing, LMT, BCTMB, AMTA

Massage Therapy in Lake Placid