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MATRIX Medi-Spa Meet the Team

Tassy Hennessy

Tassy Hennessy, L.Ac., MSTOM, Dip. POM, B.S.Biology, B.S.Neurobiopsch., brings a diverse knowledge to her practice that involves a long history in the Western healthcare system as well as a blending of Eastern healthcare teachings. This diversity is coupled with an ongoing desire for continuing education to gain the latest healthcare knowledge, which creates a holistic way of diagnosing, treating, and educating patients. The beauty of this integration provides an environment where patients can obtain an understanding of their health condition, regain control of their wellbeing by becoming a proactive participant, and obtain the most well-rounded care from the two health care systems.

From Ms. Hennessy’s very first biology class in high school, she knew that discovering “How it all worked, from the smallest pieces to the whole body.”, was her passion, curiosity, and joy which became a life time of inquiry.

While attending school, Ms. Hennessy worked as an EMT on a 911 response ambulance in Monterey. Moving to San Diego to study Biology and Neurobiopsychology at UCSD, she worked at Scripps La Jolla/Trauma Center in the Emergency and X-Ray Departments, then at UCSD Medical Center in the Hyperbaric Department, going inside the 14 person chamber, attending to patients during their treatments. After her double Bachelors at UCSD, Tassy started a Wellness business while at PCOM then went on to receive her Masters degree, MSTOM, from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture, Herbology and Chinese Physical Therapy. During the years at UCSD and with the hospitals, Tassy also volunteered for 7 years with the San Diego Mountain Rescue Team, which responds with the San Diego Sheriffs Dept. to emergencies in cities as well as in wilderness and mountainous areas of San Diego County and beyond. After graduating from PCOM, and receiving her Acupuncture Board Licensure, Tassy continued her studies and received her Diplomat degree and board certification with the American Academy of Physical Oriental Medicine, AAPOM. Ms. Hennessy currently continues her education in the fields of Endocrinology, Neurotransmitter Biology, Immunology and Laser Therapy.

Among other things, Tassy has a wide variety of extracurricular interests that involve many outdoor activities like running, surfing, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, scuba diving, horseback riding and tennis, but has never turned down the opportunity to play any sport, given the time; ice hockey's next on the list. She loves going home to Monterey to visit with her awesome family, looks forward to seeing new places and is interested in meeting a variety of new people, especially when it involves a travel destination anywhere close to the equator. She adds a bit of freedom, excitement and fun to her life by sport-bike riding, participating in competition shooting matches, archery and cooking great meals with friends. She also enjoys broadening her knowledge by attending medical, oceanographic and environmental lectures and seminars all over California.

If you’re looking to improve your health and wellbeing, please call for your appointment today and experience a different level of health.




Sherrie Sanders
Licensed Massage Therapist
Energy Medicine Technician-Lymphatic Therapy
Spa Treatments

Sherrie has been in the holistic health care field since 1996. Initially, she became fascinated
with healthy nutrition during her first pregnancy. Sherrie understands and advocates for
women’s current health challenges. She attended Body Mind Massage College in San Diego,
Natural Healing Institute in Encinitas, California. Later she expanded her studies to Reiki
then Electro-Lymphatic decongestive therapy at Loftin Health in Encinitas, continuing with
hot stone massage, scrubs, and wraps. She has worked in the environments of chiropractic,
personal training, salon, day spa and holistic clinics.

Stress is a state where the body is vulnerable to illness… detoxification, proper nutrition and
exercise will alleviate this state of Dis-Ease.

Sherrie specializes in preventative intervention through Immune system improvement. She
earnestly believes that “ideal health regimen” includes a healthy diet supplemented with
medicinal Asian mushrooms, as well as using lymphatic decongestive therapy, massage
therapy and relaxation, for optimal health maintenance results
Sherrie works with ages, new born to 95, with many fitness levels and various health
conditions. Pregnancy massage is also particularly gratifying. She focuses on making people
feel better by lowering stress levels and relaxing the body using massage and lymphatic

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as listening to
music and reading books pertaining to Health improvement and psychology. She also enjoys
cooking and entertaining.


Acu-Orthopedics & Metabolic Medicine
(760) 207-1264

345 Santa Fe Drive
Encinitas, CA  92024
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