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The Bodysattva Staff

 

At Bodysattva, we are grateful to have the privilege of working alongside extraordinary individuals who share our vision. By fostering a work environment that nurtures each person's unique strengths, interests, and passions, we cultivate a team that embodies stability, diverse specialties, and exceptional care. Our commitment to collaboration enables us to forge strong and enduring relationships with our staff and clients, ensuring continuity and a foundation built on trust and support.

Please click on a name below to learn more about the wonderful people that make Bodysattva what it is. 

Practitioners

 

Shana Berger, D.C.

Chiropractor

Director & Founder of Bodysattva

Marcelle MacCulloch, L.Ac.

Licensed Acupuncturist

Therapists

 

Steve Romey, L.M.T

Licensed Massage Therapist

Certified Massage Practitioner

Office Staff

 

Christel Embree

Matt Polk

Practitioners

Shana Berger D.C.

Shana Berger, D.C.

Director and founder of the Bodysattva Healing Arts Center and Studio, Dr.  Berger holds her Doctorate in Chiropractic, from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic (now Southern California University of Health Sciences) and has been in practice in the Conejo Valley since 1993.  She uses a variety of Chiropractic techniques including Sacro-Occipital Technique, Diversified, Cox and cranial work and draws from over 20 years of manual therapy and massage experience.  To Dr. Berger, being a holistic practitioner means treating the whole person and finding the appropriate treatment to produce the most desired result for the patient.  She feels it is important to get to know her patients and learn about their lives to decipher the best course of action to take in order to achieve mutually set goals.  Many of her clients are new to Chiropractic or are unsure about returning to a Chiropractor.  Her gentle style, patience and compassionate care result in a positive experience.  Helping people who are unsure or have had bad experiences in the past is very rewarding because Chiropractic can be so magical, producing some level of relief in just one session.

Certification as a Master Somatic Coach by the Strozzi Institute in Petaluma, California, allows Dr. Berger a unique perspective, powerful listening and observation and the bridging of bodywork with somatic reconditioning by using breath, touch, movement and attention guiding her clients toward new ways of responding to life’s pressures and opportunities.

Dr. Berger’s interest and experience in healthcare dates back over thirty years.  Since then she has been passionate about creating a healthcare environment that offers a diverse approach to treatment that benefits both client and staff.  This passion has shaped the evolution of a small multidisciplinary/complementary office to a diverse multi-model healthcare center. “Our goal is to be a great resource in the community, to generate a place where people can come and relax, heal, rejuvenate and connect with themselves in a non-stressful, noncompetitive environment for the sake of producing a more meaningful and fulfilling life.”

Dr. Berger is an avid yoga student, backpacker/hiker, road and mountain biker, admirer of nature down to its miniscule perfect flowers, adventurer, occasional rock climber, scuba diver, back country skier and closeted artist. (Back to Top)

Marcelle MacCylloch L.Ac

Marcelle MacCulloch, L.Ac.

Marcelle is a Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.) in the State of California. She graduated from Yo San University (Los Angeles, CA) in 2015 with a Masters Degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. 

Since 2001 Marcelle has been a professional bodyworker, beginning as a Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT) she spent the better part of a decade working in some of Southern California's premiere spas and wellness centers, and had the privilege of teaching Swedish massage for three years. She also studied a variety of vibrational healing techniques such as Reiki and Medical QiGong. Marcelle's background in bodywork and massage pairs well with acupuncture, and she is very experienced in a variety of techniques to help you stop chasing pain. 

While attending Yo San, Marcelle participated in externship programs at Being Alive (a community outreach program for people living with HIV and AIDS), and Passages in Beverly Hills. Since graduation she has taken advanced training in pediatric acupuncture, facial and cosmetic acupuncture, microneedling, and using acupuncture and vibrational medicine for trauma. 

Her treatments specialize in pain management, herbal medicine, and cosmetic acupuncture.

Marcelle is a self-proclaimed "plant nerd" and enjoys hiking, camping, and teaching people about the plants around them. She is a Leo, a metal Rooster, and a cat person.  (Back to Top)

Therapists

Steve Romey L.M.T.

Steve Romey, L.M.T

Steve Romey is a California State Certified Massage Therapist with a Bachelors Degree in Health Science and Health Education.  Steve supports a proactive, holistic and educational approach to massage therapy and optimal wellness.  His work provides a blend of soft tissue massage, acupressure, energetic and other therapies, which can enhance the quality and overall wellness of one’s life.  With over 12 years of experience combined with therapeutic bodywork, nutrition, spiritual and personal growth courses, Steve’s work has evolved to be highly integrated and diverse.  He partners with integrative and naturopathic medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, acupuncturists, and many other specialists to ensure a clients needs are supported.

Steve’s holistic approach is based in traditional Chinese medicine, and a deep understanding of the emotions that may contribute to healing opportunities.  Utilizing the body’s meridians, and working directly with organ systems throughout the body he is able to support many health opportunities and symptoms including: digestive problems, upper respiratory concerns, muscle and joint pain, chronic pain, pain in the bones, spinal challenges, fibromyalgia, insomnia, depression/anxiety, headaches, eating and immune disorders, cancer, diabetes and more.

He has completed well over 600 hours of massage training including over 200 hours specifically to support individuals on a Cancer-healing journey (and other healing opportunities.)

Steve provides a great example for his clients in the healthy way he eats, his zest for exercise and adventure, and his commitment to overall wellness.  Steve wakes up each day inspired, happy, and grateful with a passion for helping others move through health or physical challenges, and into  their optimal health and happiness.  He works with clients with Cancer and other health opportunities, sports athletes, adults, the elderly, and children.

Steve is a member of Society For Oncology Massage, and provides educational workshops on Health and Oncology Massage to the public and massage therapists.  (Back to Top)

Office Staff

Cristel Embree

Christel Embree

Christel holds a masters degree in abstract mathematics.  She has spent most of her professional career writing computer software and was telecommuting before it became fashionable. She loves taking college courses to stay current within the computer field and her current areas of interest are gaming, databases and math education.

Since Christel still doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up, she decided to take a break from computers and sees Bodysattva as an opportunity to explore life outside the cubicle. (Back to Top)

Matt Polk

Matt Polk

Matt keeps the backend of Bodysattva running so the rest of the staff can concentrate on taking care of you. He holds a degree in business from Cal Lutheran University, and in addition to running his own businesses, he has been a technical trainer, project manager and developed training programs for businesses including Verizon and Amgen. His favorite job still remains being a climbing/mountain guide.

When not keeping the Bodysattva boat afloat, Matt enjoys being outdoors as much as possible. An avid cyclist, mountain climber, and hiker/backpacker, he is always most happy when he is outdoors. (Back to Top)

Staff
Shana Berger
Marcelle MacCulloch
Steve Romey
Christel Embree
Matt Polk
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