REBECCA ELISH, Certified Massage Therapist

In practice since 2000

Specialization: therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, prenatal massage, foot massage

Other Modalities: Breema bodywork

Training: Finger Lakes School of Massage, Ithaca, NY -  certified massage therapist program

PHIL DEARDORFF, Certified Massage Therapist

In practice since 1994

Specialization: therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, hot stone massage, prenatal massage, foot massage

Other Modalities:  energy work, craniosacral therapy technique

Training:  certified massage therapist program

BRITTANY ZAMANI, Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Esthetician

In practice since 2006

Specialization: therapeutic massage, deep tissue massage, myofascial release, prenatal massage, foot massage, abdominal massage, lomi-lomi massage

Other Modalities: organic skin care, facials, dermalogica and ilike organic skin care distributor

Training: National Holistic Ins., Emeryville, CA - certified massage therapist program;

                 San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology, San Francisco, CA


ANNA ACS, Certified Massage Therapist

In practice since 1992

Specialization: therapeutic massage, sports massage, prenatal massage, foot massage

Other Modalities:  neck-shoulder-head-scalp massage, connective tissue massage, shiatsu, Thai massage w/Breema bodywork elements

Training: McKinnon Ins., Oakland, CA, National Holistic Ins., Emeryville, CA - certified massage therapist program;

                British Soft Tissue Release training with Stuart Taws;  Thai-Vital Bt., Hungary Thai massage program;

                various local workshops in orthopedic massage, Breema bodywork, massage cupping

ALEXIS CALCANO, Licensed Acupuncturist, Certified Acupressurist

In practice since 1998

Specialization: acupuncture treatments, therapeutic massage, acupressure, Tui Na, cupping, moxa

Other Modalities:  herbal medicine, qigong practice

Training: Academy Of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences, Oakland, CA - Masters in TCM program;

                Acupressure Ins., Berkeley, CA - certified acupressurist program

MICHAEL SAPORITA,Certified Massage Therapist, Acupressurist

In practice since 2006; Founder of CloudGate Acupuncture-Tui Na-Cupping Community Clinic started in 2014

Specialization: Tui Na, TCM Traumatology, Cupping, Acupressure

Other Modalities: Stretching, Rehabilitation, Herbs, Muscle Energy Technique, Sports Massage, Deep Tissue, Qi Gong Massage, Trigger Point, Emotional Balancing, Meditation, Thai Massage, Herbal Poltice Massage, Teaching. 

Training: Acupressure Inst., Berkeley, CA - Basic Program, Tui Na Advanced, and Advanced Sports program;

                Academy Of Chinese Culture & Health Sciences, Oakland, CA - Masters in TCM program;

                Advanced MET Techniques w/ Jim Donak; Advanced Chinese Medicine Techniques w/ Jason Fry;

                McKinnon Institute, Oakland, CA - Trigger Point Therapy. 


At Berkeley Massage & Acupuncture we pride ourselves in having the most skilled and diverse group of therapists that the Bay Area has to offer. Each therapist was hand picked based on their knowledge, skill, and experience. Our therapists are trained in a wide array of modalities and we are confident that you can find a therapist here that fits your needs. 

Berkeley Sauna's Massage & Acupuncture Studio                 510-845-2341      info@berkeleysauna.com