About Us

Advanced Massage Therapies, located in Athens' beautiful Five Points, features therapists with many years of experience in pain relief bodywork.

Robert Klein, Amy Bramblett, Peggy Gugino, and Ophelia Culpepper each employ specialized techniques to treat muscle pain and tension. From deep tissue work to craniosacral therapy to hot stone massage, Advanced Massage Therapies focuses on eliminating your stress, pain and discomfort.

Everyone responds differently to massage, so each massage is different. We fine-tune the pressure and intensity for optimum results and comfort. We’re proud to provide the highest quality bodywork expertise in the Athens area.

Have confidence in your choice. We, the therapists of Advanced Massage Therapies, are committed to providing the best care available to help reduce and eliminate muscular and joint pain and discomfort. We are highly trained, licensed and nationally certified therapists with years of experience at our fingertips.

Robert Klein, LMT, NCTMB

I have been practicing Massage Therapy in Athens, GA since 1985.  I graduated from the Florida School of Massage in Gainesville, Florida where I studied Swedish massage, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Polarity Therapy, and Connective Tissue Therapy. I received advanced certification as a Neuromuscular Therapist from Paul St John Seminars. I've also studied  Lymphatic Drainage Therapy at the Barral Institute.

In 1990 I went on to study CranioSacral Therapy with the Upledger Institute and did my advanced level training in 2000. I learned a lot during my two externships at the Upledger Institute’s HealthPlex Clinic in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. And, I enjoyed working as a Teaching Assistant for CranioSacral Therapy 1.

As a Medical Services volunteer, I had the honor of serving as Massage Therapist to the Olympic gold-medal winning Nigerian Soccer Team in 1996.  I also had the privilege of providing Sports Massage Therapy to the 1997 SEC Championship winning Georgia Gymdogs.  Some of my most rewarding work has been doing CranioSacral Therapy for children with Reactive Attachment Disorder at the Center for Attachment Resources and Education in Decatur, GA.

I also practice Energy Medicine in the Andean tradition.

As a Professional Member of the Georgia Chapter of the American Massage Therapy Association, I was a member of the Government Relations Committee and the Bill Writing Committee.  This work resulted in the passage of the Massage Therapy Practice Act in 2005.  This Act provides for minimum standards and licensure for Massage Therapists in the state of Georgia.

I have earned national certification by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

During the past 30 years of service I have specialized in pain relief and have been rewarded by helping hundreds of people feel better again.  I look forward to helping you get out of pain.


 Amy Bramblett LMT

In 1998, I graduated from the Florida School of Massage and have been practicing in Athens ever since. In addition, since that time I've traveled the world working in professional cycling with Lance Armstrong's Postal Service and Discovery Channel teams, the up-and-coming BMC Racing Team, and the Under 21 Trek-Livestrong team.For several years I've worked with the nationally ranked UGA swim team, Olympic swimmers, and with other collegiate sports, including NCAA tennis. I've done massages under arbors in France, on moving busses, and poolside at Olympic trials.

The most rewarding work for me, however, is the work I do with my clients here at home in Athens. Using techniques ranging from deep tissue to neuromuscular therapy to sports massage, helping facilitate changes in people's bodies is endlessly fascinating to me.

As I tell my clients, pain is not normal! When we begin to work together, we see changes in the fascia and musculature ranging from the subtle to the profound. Over time, old patterns are discarded and new, heathier ways of being in the world are discovered.

My clients are all ages, shapes and sizes, which is just how I like it; the variety keeps me challenged! This is what I love about Massage Therapy as a profession: I will always discover new things to learn and wonderful people to meet.

I am Georgia State Licensed.

You may email me at amy@advancedmassagetherapies.com


Peggy Gugino LMT, NCTMB

One of the best decisions I ever made was becoming a Massage Therapist.  I graduated from the Atlanta School of Massage, March 2001- specializing in Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Therapy.  As well as being a licensed Massage Therapist, I am a professional member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association), and am Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCTMB).

My second best decision was joining up with Advanced Massage Therapies August 2002.  We take a huge pride in being the best, most innovative therapists possible.  I love the professionalism we bring to our clients.

My husband and I owned and ran a wholesale greenhouse business for almost 30 years; and I know how much even everyday stress can cause and aggravate tension and pain!  I truly empathize with your pain!  Each session with me will address your pain and tension specifically.  We work together to find, and treat, the source of your pain.

Continuing Education is another passion of mine, and my clients benefit from this.  My latest Continuing Ed class was Erik Dalton's "Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques".  It's all about treating imbalances caused by tight, facilitated muscles verses weak, inhibited muscles...helping reestablish better posture for a more pain free existence.  Most of my clients have loved this technique, and highly recommend it!

TMJ Disorder is a problem most of us have to some degree.  Massage can help!  I do a special type of massage that targets the muscles involved with the TMJ, using Craniosacral Therapy, Myofacial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, among others, for almost instant relief from TMD symptoms.

One of the most relaxing massages I offer is the Hot Stone Treatment.  Using various sizes of smooth volcanic stones, you are enveloped in a cocoon of warmth.  The heat and weight of the stones will melt your tension away!
Please call 706-369-7595 for more info or to book an appointment, or email peggy@advancedmassagetherapies.com


Ophelia Culpepper LMT

Ophelia Culpepper's email: ophelia@advancedmassagetherapies.com