Marissa Hanthorn is a Nationally Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture through the NCCAOM and a licensed massage therapist. She graduated with her Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine, where she also received her massage education. She is currently finishing her final year of medical school at NUNM to become a naturopathic doctor. Studies of Chinese herbal medicine and qigong in China has provided a deeper perspective of this traditional medicine that is essential to her practice in the healing arts.
Gentle healing modalities are central to Marissa’s practice, which provides a fusion of gentle Japanese-style acupuncture with her unique style of biodynamic massage. This kind of bodywork uses gentle cranialsacral and myofascial work to listen deeper into the body and guide the deep tissue therapy. She is regularly amazed by how much insight the body holds within the various systems and layers of tissue, and continues to learn from her patients. Marissa also uses homeopathy, nutrition, nature cure, Chinese herbal medicine, and other methods of Chinese medicine to help her patients regain health and comfort through their own innate vital forces.