Meet The Staff
Sondra MataraMassage Therapist
Sondra Matara (LMP) has been with Sather Chiropractic Center since 2015, helping patients achieve their health and wellness goals ranging from recovery from car accident trauma, chronic overuse injuries, to managing daily stress. Sondra was drawn to massage after many years of practicing yoga and seeing the incredible transformations that can occur when working with integrative healing practices. Sessions with Sondra are designed to work with the nervous system, calming and helping the body to achieve the healing and homeostasis that is within each of us. Treatments combine tissue work at many levels, with a mix of deep tissue, Swedish and myofascial work customized to meet each individual’s needs. She is also trained in myofascial cupping, and can incorporate cupping into any session upon request. In addition to her massage training, Sondra is also a certified yoga instructor (RYT200), and can offer stretches and other supportive self-care suggestions to continue your healing beyond your massage session. She is a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) association.
Pavlina OritzLMPMassage Therapist
Pavlina Ortiz (LMP) began working for Dr. Jeffrey Sather at Sather Chiropractic Center in February 2017. She is passionate about alternative medicine and treatments and loves to help her patients improve through massage therapy. Pavlina graduated from the Whatcom Community College Massage Therapy program in 2015. She then expanded her education by attending the Seattle School for Structural Therapy and became a certified Bowen work practitioner and she is constantly adding new CE to her repertoire. Pavlina Ortiz specializes in Bowen therapy and other fascial restorative therapies. She loves educating her patients about fascia and its role in their bodies. Besides massage therapy, Pavlina enjoys running her photography business, which has been her number one love since she was a child. When not with massage or photography clients, you might find Pavlina paddleboarding Lake Whatcom or enjoying the great outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.