Marissa is a licensed massage therapist and graduate of Potomac Massage Training Institute in Washington, She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association and specializes in relaxation techniques as well as the treatment of chronic and acute muscle pain caused by stress, overuse and injury. She uses a combination of massage modalities tailored to each client's needs, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, myofascial release, neuromuscular therapy and last year began her 3-year foundational training in Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy.
Marissa graduated from American University in Washington, , with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism. Upon graduation, she began a career as an editor and eventually moved on to speechwriting. She sought massage therapy to ease the stress of her hectic lifestyle and to maintain a sense of well-being. She was inspired by how well massage therapy improved her life and decided to help others do the same through the healing power of touch.
Marissa moved to Cusco, Peru, in 2010, where she lived, built a private practice and helped found the nonprofit, the Healing House, an organization dedicated to the healing arts. She travels to Peru annually to continue her work with the Healing House, the local community, and her own personal healing and growth.