AvaLicensed Massage Therapist
Ava graduated from Ashmead College in Tigard, Oregon in 2007, completing an 805-hour program to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in Oregon. She prides herself on her ability to care and listen to the needs of others by giving the best of herself. Ava believes in tailoring a massage towards the individual needs of each client by using multiple modalities to get the best results possible. She is trained in Deep Tissue, Swedish, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy massage, Cupping, and Chair massage. Ava also has a background in Group Exercise Instructing. She taught group exercise classes for 4 years at Bally Total Fitness.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children, training for her races, exercising for fun, serving at her church, and of course...eating with family.
She would like you to know that YOU matter! Your session with Ava is dedicated to meeting your goals respectfully.
~ I am proud to call myself Alaskan! I grew up in Soldotna, Alaska and attended the University of Alaska Anchorage where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and a minor in Psychology. I have been employed in the medical field since 2006. I have worked at hospitals in both Alaska and Oregon, with experience in family practice and surgery scheduling. I moved to Portland in 2008 and became certified as a chiropractic assistant. I joined Dr. Bodtker when he became the owner of Symtrio Chiropractic in 2012. I am committed to providing you with the very best service and quality of care. I believe that includes making sure you understand the financial aspect of your health care. Health care coverage is continually changing and can be very confusing. It is my mission to make sure there are no financial surprises regarding your services with us. Please feel free to call to schedule an appointment or discuss your account with me at any time. On my free time you can find me creating artwork, locating new restaurants & wineries. My husband, chocolate lab, and I are always searching for the perfect spot to pitch a tent in Oregon’s great outdoors.