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.
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.
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.
UP Wellness Spa is proud to provide chiropractic services from an experienced professional.
Dr. Ivan Sanchez graduated from Palmer Chiropractic College West in California in 2017. He is from San Jose, and returned to the beautiful Pacific Northwest, where he was stationed while serving in the ARMY at Madigan Hospital in Tacoma from 2008-2012.
He continues studying his craft and has attended additional chiropractic training seminars such as Activator Technique, Functional Neurology, Gavilan Technique, Motional Palpation, Sacral Occipital Technique, and Scolicare and Chiropractic Biophysics.
When he isn’t treating patients, he enjoys time with his wife cooking, watching TV, working around the house, and going to the gym.
His hours are:
Tuesdays & Thursdays
8:00 – 12:00
10:00 – 5:00
Accepts Insurance from:
Location: 215 Wilkes St. Suite 104 Steilacoom, WA 98388
At UP Wellness Spa, we understand the importance of holistic wellness. Nestled in the heart of Tacoma, our wellness spa offers more than just relaxation; it’s a sanctuary for your body, mind, and spirit. One of our most sought-after services is therapeutic massage, designed to rejuvenate your entire being.
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The Healing Power of Massage
Tailored to You
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Wellness and Balance
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