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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 and Associates degree in Illustration. In 2003-2004, she served as an Americorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America). Inspired by the pursuit of wellness, she attended Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage (OSTM) and became a Licensed Massage Therapist in 2005. Gloria opened her practice in 2008 and worked additional part-time positions while building her clientele. Gloria operates her business Design and Therapy Enterprises which includes freelancing in graphic design and consulting. 

Continuing Education

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

Medical Massage Therapy. 
Dr. Bryan Hawley. 2022. 35 CEUS. 


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.

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


The Spa at La Bella

Rochester, NY. 2017-2018.


Massage Envy

Pittsford, NY. 2010-2012.

Maxim Salon & Spa

Rochester, NY. 2007.

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