Naturopathic Women’s Health and Acupuncture

in Portland, Oregon

Acupuncture and Massage Therapist

in Portland, Oregon

Marissa Hanthorn, ND, LAc

Marissa is an Oregon board certified naturopathic physician, as well as Nationally Certified Diplomate of Acupuncture through the NCCAOM. She graduated from the National University of Natural Medicine with a doctorate in Natural Medicine and Master of Science in Oriental Medicine, where she also received massage education. 
Marissa focuses on women’s and reproductive health, and offers pelvic floor therapy. She also has a clinical interest in mental health, chronic illnesses, chronic pain, and musculoskeletal issues. 
Gentle healing modalities are central to Marissa’s practice, which provides a fusion of gentle Japanese-style acupuncture with craniosacral and myofascial therapies. 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.

Methods of Practice I Incorporate

Naturopathic women’s health

Marissa emphasizes a focus on nutrition, sleep, exercise, and stress management before using supplements and medications to help women restore balance and regain health. This includes providing trauma-informed care and individualized treatment plans to support health and wellness of the body, mind, and spirit.

Acupuncture

Chinese Medicine, including acupuncture, moxa, cupping, gua sha, and Chinese herbs are used to strengthen overall health. Acupuncture helps to calm the nervous system and regain balance on an organ, musculoskeletal, and emotional level for optimal health and wellbeing. 

Pelvic floor therapy

Pelvic floor myofascial release is helpful for fertility, delivery preparation and postpartum recovery, incontinence, pelvic floor weakness, fibroids, painful intercourse, and re-aligning the pelvic bowl for issues such as sciatica, piriformis syndrome and low back pain. It is combined with Holistic Pelvic Care™ to bring support through guided meditation, breathing techniques, and bringing awareness to the pelvic bowl, and help with pelvic pain, PMS, trauma, miscarriage, infertility, stress, fatigue, and difficulty with intimacy. 

Mayan abdominal massage

The Arvigo techniques of ancient Mayan healing and abdominal therapy include gentle massage of the belly to promote proper movement of blood, lymph, and the nervous system, and are helpful for those trying to conceive or to support a healthy pregnancy and delivery. Working with the abdomen, it supports the reproductive organs for issues such as fertility, fibroids, or endometriosis, as well as digestive and structural issues such as GERD, IBS, Crohn’s disease, adhesions, scarring, constipation, chronic fatigue, migraines, and chronic fatigue. 

Craniosacral therapy

Craniosacral therapy is a holistic and gentle bodywork that engages the nervous system and supporting structures such as the sacrum and bones of the skull to create an environment that supports the body’s ability to self-correct. By calming the sympathetic response, and promoting the parasympathetic nervous system, it can help with many things, including back and neck pain, headaches, stress relief, trauma, recovery from auto accidents, swelling, ear and jaw pain, endocrine support, and much more. 

VISIT OUR HILLSDALE CLINIC

WEST SIDE CLINIC

1820 SW Vermont Street, Suite L • Portland, Oregon 97219
Schedule With the Online Form Below for THURSDAY APPOINTMENTS ONLY

FOR TUESDAY AND FRIDAY APPOINTMENTS (Currently Acupuncture Only)
Call the Center for Natural Medicine to schedule:
Center for Natural Medicine • 503-232-1100 • 1330 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd • Portland, OR 97214

Some Kind Words From You…

“I highly recommend Marissa for many reasons. She is a great therapist, friendly and makes scheduling very easy. I’ve been to many therapists but Marissa is especially knowledgeable about the body and massage techniques and makes you feel comfortable.”
Mary D.

“I recently had a massage with Marissa and it was excellent! Her amount of pressure varied as needed for the tightness and tenderness of the muscle group she was working on at the time. I highly recommend Marissa if you are looking for a knowledgeable LMT!!!”
Todd H.

“Marissa is a GREAT massage therapist! I have been to many other massage places and she is most definitely the best. Her deep tissue massage is thorough and super helpful with my sore back and shoulder pains. I can’t recommend her enough.”
Lisa K.

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Clinic Locations

WEST SIDE CLINIC
1820 SW Vermont Street, Suite L
Portland, OR 97219

EAST SIDE CLINIC
1330 SE Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
Portland, OR 97214