Located near East Ave Wegmans

1344 University Avenue, Rochester, New York 14607, United States

(585) 683-2986


Massage Therapy by Gloria


 "First massage with Gloria and she is the best, I've had some good ones but she tops them all.  She is awesome, if you are looking for a wonderful massage, can't miss." -Facebook review

"Such a relaxing experience! Gloria is soooooo nice and is very professional. Gloria fook time to get to know me and we had great conversation after the massage. I'd definitely recommend her and will be seeing her again!" Google review

"Gloria just completed my massage moments ago and it was wonderful.  I haven't had many massages but definitely this is the best I've experienced and will return." -Yelp review

"The massage I received here was amazing. I filled out a pretty thorough questionnaire when I first walked in. We discussed what areas I wanted the massage therapist to focus on. She was very accommodating through out the massage. She checked in on me regularly to ask if the pressure was good, and what felt good or didn't. There was relaxing music in the background and lemon scent on the head rest. The ambiance was comfy and relaxing. The massage was very easy to book from the website. I got a confirmation soon after confirming my massage. I made the appointment the day off so it was very convenient for me to be able to book something so easily last minute. It was a wonderful experience overall and I'll definitely be coming back." -Yelp review

"Very good massage. Got to all problem areas and it made a difference. " -Groupon review

" Very accommodating. Quick to respond. A fantastic massage!!" -Groupon review

"Amazing with conversation and table manner." 

"Gloria did a fantastic job alleviating my tension and soreness! I've been waking up every day with an incredibly achy upper body, and the morning of my massage was one of the worst days I've had in awhile. But I left my appointment with Gloria feeling soothed and relieved. She's located in a relaxing office and she has a calming presence that made my whole experience perfect. I look forward to booking more appointments with her!" -Google review

"Gloria is an awesome massage therapist!" -Facebook review

"Thanks for squeezing me in today. Probably the best massage I've received."

"Everything was awesome."

"Outstanding service love it." -Google review

"It was an excellent experience and I’ll definitely be coming back."

"Gloria made me feel very comfortable and ensured that I received great care. I would highly recommend her to veterans that suffer from back problems. She was able to make my low back and neck feel good!"

"Gloria is the best ever. I would recommend Gloria to anyone who wants to get rid of that daily stress or problems your having . She knows what she's doing best."  

 "I have been going to various licensed massage therapists on and off over the past 15 years. They have spanned from New York to Virginia with several in Eastern Pennsylvania, to include the Philadelphia area.  After my first appointment, I can honestly say that Gloria is absolutely the best!  She thoroughly addressed my tension areas that were discussed during the pre-session consultation. Whether or not you prefer conversation during your session, you are in charge of how that goes. Others in the past would talk my ear off, not allowing me to completely relax. That is not the case with Gloria.  It’s relaxation at its best!" 

“Gloria has been my answer for finding the best massage therapist there is for me. Gloria spends time listening and understanding my concerns about what is best for me on the type of massage I need.”  

“Gloria is personable, professional, and great to work with. She explains things well and answers any questions. Gloria is always generous with her time and her massages is excellent.”  

“She asked detailed questions about my preferences for the massage before beginning.”

“Gloria was welcoming, professional and thorough. She listened to my all of my concerns and I left feeling rejuvenated. The best part: I booked the massage on the same day! Amazing.”

"That was easily one of the best massages I've ever received."

"You are a fantastic massage therapist! I am feeling pain free so I will have a wonderful evening!"

"Very professional, great hands, nice attitude."



Design and Therapy Enterprises. Rochester, NY. Sole-proprietor, Massage Therapist, & Graphic Designer. 2008 through present.

The Spa at La Bella. Rochester, NY. Massage Therapist. 2017-2018.

Massage Envy. Pittsford, NY. Massage Therapist. 2010-2012.

Maxim Salon & Spa. Rochester, NY. Massage Therapist. 2007.

Continuing Education

Introduction to Cupping. Rochester, NY. 2019. Four continuing education units. 

Thai Massage. Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. 2018. Sixteen continuing education units.

Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils. Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. 2018. Eight continuing education units.

Reiki, First Degree. The Purple Door. Rochester, NY. 2018. Eight continuing education units. 

Advanced Anatomy & Pathology. Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies. 2017. Eighteen continuing education units. 

Myofascial Release. Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies. 2017.  Sixteen continuing education units. 

Reflexology. Rochester Massage Alliance. Rochester, NY. 2013. Twelve continuing education units. 

The Art of Japanese Zen Facial Massage with Aromatherapy. Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Syracuse, NY. 2012. Eight continuing education units.


Onondaga School of Therapeutic Massage. Rochester, NY. 2004 to 2005. 1000-hour massage therapy program.

Professional Membership

Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals. 2008 through present.


Rochester Institute of Technology, (RIT) Rochester, NY. 1997-2001. Bachelor of Fine Arts, Graphic Design.  Applied Associates in Illustration. Graduated with High Honors

In a nutshell

Gloria is from Geneva, New York, of the Finger Lakes region, and graduated in 2001 with High Honors from Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2003-2004, she served as an Americorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America).  Inspired by yoga, natural medicine, and wellness, she returned to school in 2004 to become a massage therapist.  Gloria freelances at graphic design and consulting, including print and web design.   

Gloria has been a Rochesterian residing in the Park Ave area for most of two decades. She enjoys listening to audiobooks, jogging, hiking, cooking, DIY projects, crafts, and decorating. Her interests include art, design, comedy,  drama, philosophy, self-help, psychology, spiritual development, human and animal rights, environmental conservation, and true crime documentaries.

Freelance Graphic Design Porfolio