The UP Wellness Team

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Delisha, Owner

Hello, I am Delisha, a highly qualified medical professional with 38 years of experience serving civilians and military personnel. Ever since I was a child, I have had immense enthusiasm for working in the medical field.

I knew I was meant to help people feel healthier and better, and I successfully managed to turn my dream into a thriving profession.

My passion for offering people medical help first led me to volunteer at a local hospital as a candy striper. I would volunteer there every summer as a teenager, and it proved to be an incredible learning experience that encouraged me to further pursue medicine as a career. Eventually, I ended up enrolling in the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman and later in the Army Medical Specialist Corps as a Captain. Both allowed me to work in many areas of medicine while serving my country to the best of my abilities.

I graduated from the University of Washington in 2000 as a Physician’s Assistant and continued working in different specialties of medicine to grow my skills, including surgery. Soon after, I began to experience health issues, so I aligned my learned practices and experiences with alternative medicine for a holistic remedy.

My search for a suitable alternative treatment led me to the path of discovering its incredible wide-ranging benefits. For the first time, I realized how vast the collaborative differences between conventional and alternative medicine were and the healing power they could yield when combined effectively.

I believe that focusing on one’s health only when the body starts to show signs of stress, weariness, and illnesses is a disastrous approach. People should be attuned to their body’s needs and focus on preventative medicine treatments from an early age to keep themselves fit and healthy. Respecting our body and treating it with love and care from a young age ensures that it continues to perform at its best and supports us well through our later years.

To promote healthier living, I now aim to incorporate my extensive medical experience with renowned alternative treatments to build complete preventative and corrective therapies. My ultimate goal is to create an inviting and compassionate environment to help people focus on their internal and external well-being for happier, healthier, and more relaxed living.

Aside from my vested interest in conventional and alternative medicine, I enjoy traveling and spending time with my friends and family, especially my grandchildren. 

Cassandra - Massage Therapist

Hello, my name is Cassandra. I came to massage therapy approximately 13 years ago after working a few years on cruise ships and wanting something more stable. I immediately fell in love with the profession and can’t imagine myself doing anything else.

My greatest joy is to positively impact how you are feeling physically and mentally. My style is very diverse, and I can easily adjust to your specific needs to customize an experience that is right for you. Lymphatic Drainage is a very light pressure treatment affecting the superficial nodes that are just below the skin. Lomi Lomi is a slightly deeper, yet still light pressure massage meant to affect your emotional state and connect your mind and body.

Swedish Massage can vary from light to deep pressure and is used to treat injury and chronic pain. Deep Tissue is a type of Swedish Massage that affects the deeper muscles of the body and can sometimes alter the body in more significant ways. It is recommended that you drink plenty of water before and after any massage treatment to aid the body in releasing stored toxins. I offer all these massage treatments and many more therapies at U.P. Wellness Spa. I'm more than happy to discuss your specific needs to find the perfect treatment for you. 

Dr. Moreno, Naturopath Acupuncturist

Dr. Prysilla Moreno, ND, LAc graduated from Bastyr University with a dual license in Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture. She is deeply interested in mental health and physical wellness.

With her extra time at Bastyr University, she pursued extra coursework in physical health and mental health. She attained residency after graduation, where she developed skills in musculoskeletal therapy and worked closely with the physicians in managing a multitude of issues. Her goal is to support and work with the individual to promote overall wellness.

Dr. Moreno was born in Oregon and grew up in Washington. She comes from a Mexican-American background and is an artist at heart. When Dr. Moreno is not working she is spending time with her husband and two children outdoors. She is a dog lover and has a husky named Frankie and a German Shepherd named Loki.

Before attending medical school was pursuing a degree in research at the University of Washington. During that time she was suffering from a multitude of issues. It was not until she met her mentor that she discovered Naturopathic medicine. Ultimately, she found Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture life saving