about gloria

Gloria Schaefer is from Geneva, New York and graduated in 2001 from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with Bachelors of Fine Arts in Graphic Design. In 2003-2004, she served as an Americorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America). Inspired by health and wellness, she attended Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage (OSTM) and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2005. Gloria started her practice in 2008 and while building her clientele held part-time positions.


Massage Therapy by Gloria is influenced by her previous spa experience. Gloria's business, Design and Therapy Enterprises combines her interest in bodywork, therapy, and graphic design. 

previous locations 

Therapeutic Massage & Wellness Center

35 N. Goodman St. Ste. 2

Rochester, NY 14607

September 2020-March 2021

Massage on University Ave

1344 University Ave. Ste. 200

Rochester, NY 14607

November 2018-August 2020

Brighton Campus Park

2024 W. Henrietta Rd. 

Rochester, NY 14623

October 2017-September 2018

273 Alexander Street

Rochester, NY 14607

August 2008- September 2017

employment experience


The Spa at La Bella

Rochester, NY. 2017-2018.


Massage Envy

Pittsford, NY. 2010-2012.

Maxim Salon & Spa

Rochester, NY. 2007.

continuing education

Since 2012, New York state requires 36 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU) every triennial registration period. 


Introduction to Cupping

Greece, NY. 2019. 4 CEUs.

Thai Massage

OSTM. 2018. 16 CEUs.


Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils

OSTM. 2018. 8 CEUs.


Reiki, First Degree

The Purple Door. Rochester, NY. 2018.

Advanced Anatomy & Pathology

Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies. 2017. 8 CEUs.

Myofascial Release

Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies. 2017. 16 CEUs.



Rochester Massage Alliance. Rochester, NY. 2013. 12 CEUs.


The Art of Japanese Zen Facial Massage with Aromatherapy 

OSTM. Syracuse, NY. 2012. 8 CEUS.


Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage

Rochester, NY. 2004-2005. 1000 hours.

professional membership

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals

2008 through present.


Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY. 1997-2001.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design.

Applied Associates in Illustration.

Graduated with High Honors.

Geneva High School

Geneva, NY. 1993-1997.

Graduated with High Honors.

Gloria Schaefer

95 Allens Creek Rd. Bldg. 2 Ste. 3
Rochester, NY 14618

text (585) 683-2986