Therapeutic Healing by Gus

Visiting Ellicott City, MD from Bridgeport, CT

In-studio services

Starting at $160

Deep Tissue, Sports, Swedish & 15 other techniques

3 testimonials

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I have been practicing Massage Therapy since 2006. Focused on providing the most amazing bodywork and massage therapy experience tailored specially to your needs, primarily to the LGBTQIA+ Community. TEXT MESSAGING is preferable. I respect your discretion.

In your first message PLEASE briefly describe your desires and also to include past history about injuries, or anything relevant I should know in terms of your body. Also, include what you are looking for and the length of the session for the... massage therapy, yoga, and even other optional services (ask!). Remember to mention the best dates and times for you, which will speed up the booking experience.

Among other services can include face and body diamond dermabrasion, chakra clearing, Energy Medicine, Dry Needling, PRP, localized fat reduction, and skin rejuvenation treatments. As a bonus and benefit to you, I incorporate energy medicine within all sessions as well as an immersive experience on a BioMat with 5 distinct therapies (PEMF, FIR, Photon, Negative Ions, and Hot Stones). Hope to connect with you soon.

Located adjacent to the University of Bridgeport campus, off of Atlantic Street, also a block away from the Long Island Ferry. It is convenient to get to and easy to access off exit 27B on I95 Southbound or exit 27 on I95 Northbound.

Travel schedule
May 18 - 24: Ellicott City, MD
Normally based in: Bridgeport, CT

M: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Tu: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

W: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Th: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

F: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Sa: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Su: ---

At Gus' studio

Gus' Signature Massage

Spa-quality bodywork, tailored to you, blending a range of techniques, from Acupressure to Trigger Point

60 min.
90 min.
120 min.

Payments & Discounts
  • Apple Pay, Cash, Google Wallet, Paypal, Venmo, Zelle accepted
  • Longer sessions available.
  • Amounts listed are base rates only. Actual rates vary based on distance travelled, services provided, etc.
  • Ask about discounts for prepaid bodywork packages.
  • 10% off on Wednesdays
  • Discounts available for ask for details

THIS WEEK (until May 28): $20 off before noontime

Week of June 5: 90 minutes special before noon

Additional Info

Techniques: Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Conscious Breathwork, CranioSacral Therapy, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular, Orthopedic, Polarity Therapy, Reflexology, Reiki, Rolfing, Sensory Repatterning, Sports, Swedish, Trigger Point

Experience: 16 years

In-studio amenities: Aromatherapy Enhanced, Bottled Water, Candles, Drinking Water, Free Parking, Heated Massage Table, Massage Table, Music, Soft Drinks, Tea

Additional services: Body scrubs, Body trimming, Cupping, Facials, Manicures, Meditation coaching, Nutrition consulting, Personal coaching, Personal training, Physical therapy, Yoga instruction


Aug. 2005 - Dec. 2009

Bachelor Science in Physical Therapy

UNIFAE, São João da Boa Vista, Sao Paulo, BR

May - Nov. 2021

Eden Energy Medicine

Eden Energy Method, San Diego, CA


Gathered by Gus from admiring massage clients to share with you.

Jan. 16, 2022 in Bridgeport, CT (in-studio)

Found Gus by accident looking for a massage therapist who incorporated yoga stretching in their technique. Wow what an experience from his initial contact which he was quick to respond with each question to his greeting at the door with a great smile and hug! He lives in a beautiful pent house studio across from the University with plenty of parking. What a fantastic clean studio with a grand entrance that was nicely lite with calming music and so professional appointed. This experience was more than I could of ever imagined. He began by asking about my experience with massage and the areas that he should concentrate on. Being a naturist he was very accommodating with my life style which made the experience even better.
What a very professional, kind and incredibly handsome. His massage techniques were tailored to my needs and continued to check in on pressure and other areas of concentration. I have never experience a massage session that was so inclusive from start to finish. The heated massage table, that he explained it is beyond just that it has FIR (Far Infra Red light therapy), semi-precious hot crystals, PEMF (electromagnetic), negative ions, photon; and warm oils made the experience out of this world. He began with slow therapeutic strokes up and down my whole body that sent tingles up my spine which was only a precursor to what was to come. Working on my back, neck and buttocks put me into another world! Fantastic hands that made me feel safe and able to let go and surrender to his technique. Having experienced countless previous massages I have learned the importance of breathing techniques which Gus gave me additional pointers as the session progressed. What a nice surprises as he asked me to turn over only to find him in the same natural state making the session so much more complete. The sensual experience of the aromatherapy was nothing I have ever experienced before.
He definitely knows the right spots to put you in a trance state. I did not want the session to ever end but the hour disappeared, you will be wishing to have booked at least 90 min! He was so considerate and even asked me if I had any plans after the session. Wish I could of stayed. He definitely is the entire package who delivers a truly all around experience! Gus thank you for being so considerate and providing such a wonderful safe experience and can not wait till the next session knowing what I experienced now … Thank you so much. Looking forward to your magic hands all over me again for a new natural adventure! Don’t hesitate to meet these magic hands!!! Schedule an appointment with Gus to experience the sensation!!! I’d say over the top experience.

Dec. 18, 2021 in Boston, MA (in-studio)

After reading remarkable reviews, I had to check out Gus for myself. Indeed, he lives up to his well documented glowing reputation. From the initial text inquiring to a hug of goodbye (after all Brazilians are amazing huggers), the experience was exceedingly more than amazing.
In fact, it was such a wonderful experience, I scheduled another session before he left town. He’s a professional, kind and incredibly handsome. He’s unpretentious and made me feel at ease the minute I met him in person. His massage techniques are unique and unparalleled to any other massage therapist I’ve experienced. Upon meeting him, he immediately greeted with a smile and asked me for feedback on the pressure which works best for me letting an open communication to better deliver what works best for me. Laying in the table with that amazing BioMat with 5 therapies as he explained to me Far Infrared, Photon, PEMF, Negative Ions and Heated SemiPrecious Gem Stones felt so invigorating I had to buy one for myself after reading all about it deeper (, best of all that this was a FREE BONUS, as I paid big bucks to do some sessions in NYC. He immediately went to work using many modes of massage techniques. It began with a slow therapeutic strokes desensitizing the skin at first contact. Working on my back and neck that soon put me into a state of trance. I knew then I had to let it go because I was in good hands. I exhaled several times as he said that while incorporating Energy Healing techniques with his massage, he explains that breathing also moves energy in and around the body helping recycling my energy and unleash my body self healing power. The session also included sensual touch further sending me into a state of bliss. Gladly it didn’t end there, the lower body massage was just out of this world, the glutes massage I just wanted him to stay massaging that area for hours no ending. I then turned over as he worked on my neck and front of my body and around my waist down my legs and toes and back up to my thighs it was when became a fully immersive experience that I will always remember. He is the ENTIRE PACKAGE who delivers a truly all around experience that is a MUST for you to experience as well! Thank you so very much Gus. You’re a true gem in a sea of massage therapists! Can’t wait to have your healing hands again soon.

Nov. 08, 2021 in Bridgeport, CT (in-studio)

I just saw Gustavo for the first time. He is a real sweetheart. He welcomed me with a big smile and great conversation. Wow! Honestly it was the best massage I have ever had. I will def be back. It felt so amazing. Look forward to seeing him again.
Hunter S.

Testimonials from before May 23, 2018 were submitted directly by clients.