Samantha D. Guttman-Avery C.M.T


Always striving to affect people in a positive way by helping them achieve balance and well being.  In more than 10 years of bodywork and massage therapist experience hundreds of clients have benefited, including some very high profile clientele.


Deep Tissue; Structural Integration; Traditional Thai Medical Massage; Advanced Techniques in Neck, Shoulder and Back; Advanced Swedish Massage; Cranialsacral Therapy; Lomilomi; Zero Balancing; Lymph Drainage Therapy; Alternative Learning and Healer; cellulite reduction, stress reduction with suction, Russian Medical Massage, shoulder/rotator cuff syndrome. TMJ and Post-Concussions.


Science of Massage, The Barral Institute, Esalen, The Upledger Institute, The Touch Therapy Institute, Massage School of Santa Monica, California, Healing Arts College


The Heart Touch Project: The HIV and Sensitive Touch Skills Training Program.  Performed nurturing and healing touch massage to AIDS patients in hospices throughout Los Angeles. Provided support to families of HIV and AIDS patients. Provided educational information to HIV patients in Los Angeles shelters.


Environmentally and health conscience. Enjoy both Eastern and Western modalities. Other interests include: Yoga, Competitive Salsa Dancing, Hiking, Reading and Traveling


Benjamin Shield, PHD

Manual Therapeutics, I have gone to Benjamin for on going private training for Spinal/ Joint dysfunction , TMJ Dysfunction, and Neck. He is one of the most knowledgeable teachers I have ever come across. I am so grateful I get to learn from one of the masters!

Dr. Ross MD, PHD, DC, LMT

Author, teacher and physician Dr. Ross Turchaninov is the founder of The Science of Massage Institute (SOMI) and is recognized as America’s leading expert in scientifically based Medical Massage therapy.  He has studied Medical Massage in 7 countries, published more than 50 articles in medical journals and authored three books, including Medical Massage, Volume I Second Edition, considered the authority on Medical Massage in America.  His institute has analyzed and distilled the last 100 years of clinical trials from throughout the Western World to bring you incontrovertible evidenced based learning at the highest level.

Boris Prilutsly, LMT, MA

Mr. Prilutsky, has practiced and taught Medical and Sports Massage for more than 40 years. He has a master’s degree in physical education and rehabilitation from Ukraine. Mr. Prilutsky has worked with athletes and world dignitaries throughout Europe, Israel and the USA.