4. Anthony Guidotti Licensed Massage Therapist
"Especially notable about Anthony were two things:
His knowledge and understanding of how the human body is interconnected and functions as a whole. Other massage therapists spent hours focusing on the spot that hurt chronically, but never realized that what hurt wasn’t actually the source (and so they never fully relieved the pain). Anthony on the other hand was able to connect the dots and find the source even when it wasn't obvious.
Even more amazing: he is able to do the above *without causing pain* in the process. Every massage therapist I saw prior to Anthony had the motto "you can either have a relaxing massage, OR fix a problem." So I assumed painful meant progress. Anthony will help fix the problem quickly AND make you feel relaxed in the process.
I've struggled with chronic pain which has hindered my practice of yoga, martial arts, and just daily life. An orthopedic doctor, 3 physical therapists, 3 chiropractors, and 4 massage therapists were all unable to help. I found exercises that helped, but I pushed too hard, resulting in a delayed reaction of "I can't stand fully upright" and intense pain.
Enter Anthony. Within minutes he was able to relax the hip muscles that were locked up/cramping from being overworked. And by the end of a short session it was as if someone had hit rewind - I didn't even feel sore. What would have taken me days (or more) to recover on my own was fixed in less than an hour, allowing me to immediately return to my exercises.
My only complaint is he is located on the opposite side of the state from me, and I have yet to find a massage therapist in Pittsburgh at his skill level."