Ariel G.

Biology graduate and former Drake University softball recruit, Ashley, planned to pause her medical career track, which lead her to 10 successful years in the Beverage industry as manager, event organizer, and presenter.

Still, Ashley stayed true to her prior aspirations and took over a private massage practice in Ames after graduating from Body Wisdom Massage Therapy School in 2015. She also opened a mobile (in-home-visit) massage practice, catering to the Des Moines area in 2016.

Today, her business ‘Avenues for Health’ also includes a private massage practice close to the downtown Des Moines area; plus Ashley further continues to provide chair massage at public, and sports related events, as well as health fairs.

With a passion for human health sciences, Ashley’s primary focus is in rehabilitative and restorative massage modalities. Most clients consult her on specific injury-related pain and complaints. Her goal is to eliminate pain and restore each client’s wellbeing.

Ashley regards the values of honesty and loyalty in high esteem, and likes to hold herself to these standards.

Favoring warm weather and the outdoors, some of Ashley’s pastimes include hiking, biking, boating, and camping, but she can also enjoy a great read or lazy day hammock nap.

Instructor: Sciences, Student Clinic


  • BA Biology
  • College Athlete
  • Event Management
  • Massage Therapist since 2015

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