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Samantha D. Guttman – Avery is 1 of 12 Nationally
Certified Medical Massage Practitioner (CMMP)
Bodyworker & Healer
Russian Medical Massage differs from other forms of massage as it not only relieves pain by treating the primary muscle groups of the affected area but follows the nervous system to identify and treat the accessory muscle groups surrounding the primary affected area as well, promoting healing and alleviating pain.
With years of experience, training with amazing teachers and learning a broad spectrum of techniques, I am able to work with my clients to help them relax, and melt away the body’s stress. I blend my knowledge with my ability to feel what the body is wanting and needs, opening the door-way for the body to trust me and to let go.
This is the only massage education program in the United States which has been scientifically tested (Saybrook University) and is being introduced to as the source for their Integrative Medicine Program.
What Our Clients Say
In short, I am a hot mess. A long-time sugar addict who won't make permanent dietary changes, I exhaust my body by overworking it through teaching and performing Latin dances, as well as working out with a trainer and participating in circuit classes. In addition, I suffer from a rare auto-immune disease called Scleroderma, which causes further complications. The only reason I am able to burn the oil and continue my life as it runs is due to the superb treatment that I receive as a patient of Samantha Avery. Due to her intricate and effective methods, I feel renewed every time I have a session. I primarily feel the most pain in my neck, shoulders and back, so I am not an easy fix. However, through careful and comprehensive evaluations, she knows exactly how to treat the pain without using pain. I playfully state that she has made it impossible for me to receive service from any other massage therapist because their techniques will not measure up to the high bar established by her. She really is the best in the west.
This woman is pretty incredible not only in her massage techniques, but her bedside manner and knowledge in medical massage. I'm not used to a therapist that is concerned with continued education & since I first met her, she continues to learn and grow which makes me feel safe in her hands and that's important to me. I highly recommend Samantha to anyone who wants to take it up a notch and really figure out what the root of the problem is. This is not your ordinary massage, its try exceptional!
Samantha is the FIRST therapist I have ever encountered to truly understand and know how to work with my vertigo and muscular-skeletal needs. She intellectually and instinctively just "knows" what my body needs. Samantha works "mind, body, and soul" as the healing energy that I receive from her work rejuvenates my body and spirit. Thank you Samantha for all that you do to continually enhance your skills and share your gifts with us! I am blessed to know you and have your support and care!
Samantha is excellent. I went to her following knee surgery to help with tightness and other muscular issues resulting from the surgery. I was not disappointed. She is knowledgeable and skilled in techniques and understands how the body is connected. After my first appointment, I was able to bend my knee more to get into my car, which I hadn't been able to do for months. I became a regular customer after that. Her services cost more than I would normally pay for massages, but they are well worth it, particularly for muscular issues that require more skilled attention. She also is a lovely person, and I look forward to my visits with her
Samantha is a terrific. She gives a great massage, and shines when it comes to helping people with muscular/skeletal pain. I have had sciatica in my right leg for two years. The pain had become intense and radiated down my leg. The whole lower back had become involved, and the pain kept me from sleeping. I started getting relief the first time I saw her, and now two months later I am vastly improved--sleeping better, taking mile-long walks and resuming my normal life.
Samantha has been providing therapeutic massage services for over a decade with outstanding results, not only for musculoskeletal wellbeing, but neurological benefits. Her expertise, varied techniques that can be applied for different ailments or discomfort management has been very beneficial to me. I would recommend Samantha any day for her skill, patience, and thorough understanding of the human body and her ability to bring relief with her massage.
I am a chiropractor that has massage therapists in my office to work with my clients. I have used Samantha's services and have been extremely pleased. She has a strong command of anatomy and good techniques for specific injuries. I know that seems like something every massage therapist should know but good talent is hard to find. I will definitely use her services in the future.
Samantha is just amazing! I work in an office and throughout the years I've accumulated a lot of tension in my whole body. Samantha's bodywork and massages have helped relieve many painful areas in my neck, shoulders, back and legs. I feel so good and rejuvenated after every visit. She's very professional and she takes good care of you. And with many years of experience, she knows how to relax your body and restore its equilibrium to better heal itself. You should use her services!
Wow! Samantha gave me an amazing massage! Her technique was impeccable and the overall experience was relaxing and excellent. I had a blissful sleep and woke up feeling rejuvenated and energized. Thanks Samantha and I can't wait for my next massage!!!
I injured my lower back when I was in my teens and I have had reoccurring pain for years--sometimes so excruciating I cannot move. Going to chiropractors only temporarily takes care of the injury so I decided to try massage. I was recommended Sam by a work colleague who said that her techniques were more medical based and that she first works on related tissue around the pain to loosen it before directly on the injury. Therefore, caring for all the areas related to the injury. So I gave Sam a try and two years later I am most happy with the results. My pain has never returned. What is also wonderful is that she continues learning her craft and uses those new techniques on me. Since I see here regularly (a few times a month), she has gotten to understand my body so she can go to the source. I never have to tell her what part of my body to work on...she touches and can feel where it is. She is most professional and the first time I met her I felt a great energy and comfort. Also, If you are looking for a positive energy, and spiritual experience as well, I suggest, strongly, Sam.