Marisa Anaya brings her expertise in Acupuncture and Asian Medicine, as well as her belief in the power of human connection, to every patient encounter. After multiple successful experiences receiving acupuncture while living in Tokyo, Marisa left a successful career teaching English Literature and Drama at one of England’s most prestigious private schools in order to follow her passion to help others heal. With expertise in the treatment of the common health problems of today, including poor digestion (constipation, leaky gut and GERD), autoimmune disease, headache, adrenal fatigue, and musculoskeletal pain, Marisa fully embraces the holistic nature of this ancient healing art. To this end, having studied Functional Medicine, Marisa is currently on the path to certification as an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.
Marisa has also been able to incorporate her personal and professional interest in making her patients look and feel younger using techniques gathered from her collaboration with Shellie Goldstein and Georgia Louise. She is known for her unique ability to create a personalized facial rejuvenation program that results in a more youthful appearance and vibrant feeling of vitality in her clients.
With double Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Michigan, and Masters degrees from Kings College of London and the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Marisa has clearly demonstrated that she possesses both the intellectual curiosity and the specialized training sought by the most demanding of health care consumers. Having joined Shellie in 2012, she is delighted to continue be an instrumental part of this dynamic and healing team.