More about Marisa Russo
An international award-winning teacher, author, speaker and healer, for twenty-five years Marisa has been changing lives. With her Forensic Healing approach, she is known as the “Sherlock Holmes” of healing.
Marisa speaks from personal experience, both as a victim and a healer. It takes extraordinary qualities to overcome childhood abuse, addictions and chronic illnesses. She has these qualities, and she teaches women to activate their own.
It’s a cliché that every therapist or healer has from an early age felt spiritually guided, or sensed they had a special gift to share. This wasn’t how Marisa’s story began. She was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her father was the last of nine Italian immigrant children and her mother was born from Irish descent. She grew up in an average neighbourhood, and on the surface it seemed like an average life.
But only on the surface. Marisa remembers bits and pieces of her childhood: The glint of brass from the buckle of her father’s army belt just before he beat her in fits of rage and anger. The fear and disgust at the sight of him, the man who sexually and emotionally abused her. The sound he used to make as he chewed on a toothpick and sucked air between his teeth with a slow, purposeful stare that made her hate the ground he walked on.
Marisa felt poison running through her veins from all the abuse and negativity. Like many victims, she learned to “shut down” or disconnect from her feelings to survive the ongoing abuse. She felt numb from the pain and tried to escape her father’s intent to ensure she grew up thinking she had no purpose and was worthless. She felt he wanted to dominate, control, and suck the life out of her childlike innocence.
Although she struggled throughout her school years with dyslexia and learning difficulties, no matter what her father did or how much he abused her, she decided she wasn’t going to give him the satisfaction of thinking he had won the fight to have power over her.
Her defiance cost her more abuse, which left her spending years wanting to escape the hell that was raging inside her body—and even longing to die. She felt alone, shameful, and disconnected, living a robotic life, trying to fill an insatiable void inside her.
After a childhood of extreme physical and emotional pain, she suffered three whiplash injuries in her twenties. Marisa then developed self-destructive and addictive behaviours, falling for every addictive substance under the sun.
It was only decades later that she began to heal. On her journey to heal herself from a body riddled with pain, she invested her own money in treatment after treatment, spending most of her days counting down the minutes to each one. She planned her whole life around them (chiropractic, osteopathic, naturopathic, massage, etc.) as her pain dominated her thoughts.
One day she attended an Anthony Robbins seminar in Brisbane, Australia. She was experiencing acute pain as she struggled to participate in the five-day workshop. Her sister’s boyfriend suggested she visit his kinesiologist who was described as being “weird and different.” After the first treatment, she felt energy reconnect parts of her that had been blocked for decades. She knew in that moment she had begun to find answers to years of struggle.
During the following years, Marisa devoted her time to research, studies and treatments, which included one particularly powerful healing treatment that changed her life forever. Following the treatment, she sensed energy surging throughout her body and cells. It was a process where her body was finally strong enough to release the childhood abuse and reconnect her to her spirit. It uncovered her gift of feeling and knowing “truth.” From that moment, her body physically responds to energy, even people’s thoughts.
Marisa now has the ability to connect with the intangible “energy field” and make sense of it. Over time, Marisa has attuned her abilities. With years of experience working with energy, this gift has developed and assists her to “read” the energy of a client’s body—regardless of their gender, age, or culture—with great accuracy to get to the bottom of people’s problems. It’s the logical, investigative style along with magnifying her intuition and reading of the body that allows her to relate to the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges her client’s experience.
Marisa’s mission is to leverage her life experience to change lives. When Marisa created the Forensic Healing System
, she discovered healing secrets that made further changes in her life that created wholeness she had been searching for. Years prior, when she was seeking answers, she was told by traditional practitioners that she would have to live with chronic pain for the rest of her life. Now she is pain and stress free. Marisa knows if she can change her life from such chronic conditions, others can too.
“I know what it’s like to want to take your own life,” says Marisa. “There are women out there who are struggling with deep wounds, and it’s my mission to help them heal.”
Part of her mission is to heal and reconnect women to their innate abilities. She travels the world to offer personal transformation to women, and release trauma, abuse, and low self-worth through practical self-healing processes and a practitioner therapy system called Forensic Healing.