Our mission at Mana Chiropractic is simply to serve you. We provide excellent chiropractic care to help our patients reach and exceed their health goals. We assess the patient as a whole. We want to address the main concern, but also lead you into a lifestyle of being pain free. We do all of this by offering an evidence-based approach to chiropractic care by utilizing chiropractic manipulation, soft-tissue techniques, therapeutic rehabilitation, and a variety of chiropractic services to help achieve your health goals.

Dr. Dylan Semu


Dr. Dylan Semu received his Doctorate in Chiropractic at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia in 2003. He started as a Chiropractic physician in a large medical practice facility in New Zealand and has been working in private practice in Bellingham since 2009. Dr. Semu understands the importance of taking a multidisciplinary approach to healthcare and sees Chiropractic as a vital part of overall wellbeing. With over 20 years of clinical experience he has worked with a wide range of patients – young and old, big and small, from those looking for pain relief and injury recovery (workplace, automobile, sports etc) to those looking to maintain health, mobility or improve athletic performance.

Dr. Semu is honored to be a 4th generation holistic healer in his family and was mentored by his mother who was a practitioner of the traditional Samoan art of massage (called fo’fo‘). Dr. Semu has grown up with an intimate understanding of how manual medicine can unlock the body’s innate recovery mechanisms, allowing it to heal.

Dr. Semu dedicates his free time to his wife Serina and his 6 children. He is an avid sports fan, and when not in practice you will find him helping out with the local rugby club, engaged with his church/community activities or attending his athletically and scholastically inclined children’s events.

Alex Cary

Licensed Massage Therapist

Alex completed his massage therapy certification from Florida College of Natural Health in 2001. He has been practicing in Bellingham since 2003.

His specialty is in injury treatment using Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, and Deep Tissue techniques to aid patients in their healing process. Alex enjoys yoga, hiking, weight lifting & recreational dancing with his wife & five daughters. Prior to his career in massage was a ballroom dance instructor. The highlight of his professional dance career was performing at the Halftime show at Super Bowl XXXIIIs.

Lisa Nation

Licensed Massage Therapist

After 20 years in IT, Lisa left the world of technology in search of her bliss – and she found it with massage. Lisa received her massage certification in 2011 from the Colorado School of Healing Arts. She is also a Reiki Master/Teacher and level one healing touch practitioner. Starting her practice in Colorado, Lisa specialized in sports massage and injury recovery, working with professional and elite ultra runners, century cyclists, international men’s and women’s 7’s rugby, and a Denver Bronco or two.

Lisa and her wife moved to Bellingham in March of 2020 and are enjoying this amazing town. They enjoy travel and are major foodies.

Kelly Phillips

Billing Specialist

Kelly has more than 20 years’ experience working in chiropractic and complimentary health clinics. She brings to Mana Chiropractic her expertise in billing, reception and patient care. What Kelly loves most about her career is being part of an upbeat team whose members all have similar goals of improving people’s lives.

Kelly spent time growing up in California and Oregon but considers Washington home. She enjoys spending time cooking and baking, camping and enjoying the beautiful outdoors. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially her husband Aaron and son Logan.

Jaime Schmidt

Chiropractic Assistant

Jaime’s favorite part of her job is getting to know patients as she works at the front desk. She is the person behind the friendly voice that answers our phones, and she is ready to assist you in any way she can.

She and her husband Matt are lifelong residents of Whatcom County and spend their time hiking, fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Jaime enjoys painting, coffee, spending time with her nephews, and her cats, ‘Nani’ and ‘Scout’.