About Us

Meet The Team!

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Licensed Massage Therapist

On Temporary Leave

Licensed Massage Therapist | Advanced Neuromuscular | Practitioner | Health Educator

Licensed Massage Therapist | Health Educator

Licensed Massage Therapist | Certified Health Educator | Lyrabat

Neuromuscular Massage Therapist | Certified Health Educator | Gardener

Certified Massage Therapist

Licensed Massage Therapist | Personal Trainer | Functional Release Practitioner

Licensed Massage Therapist | Certified Essentrics Instructor

Managing Member | Health Educator


MD | Licensed Sports & Medical | Acupuncturist

Accounting & Back Office


Front Office


Licensed Massage Therapist

I have a B.A. in Spanish and am a Licensed Massage Therapist. I work with a mixture of modalities including Sports Massage techniques, Deep Tissue, Swedish, and more! I am excited to incorporate all of my academic knowledge, sports experience, and modalities into each session I will customize for you! 

 “Defense, defense, offense, offense.”

Pass, dribble, shoot, score! Competition sports are my sport! I am strong, passionate, and willing to go all out on the court.  Having the support of my teammates just gives me that confidence I need to play my game!

Helmet on, check. Gloves, boots, pants on, check! Beanie, goggles on, check. Snowboard, check!


Licensed Massage Therapist | Advanced Neuromuscular | Practitioner | Health Educator

My name is Hugo Cruz, I am a passionate massage therapist with a unique understanding of pain. With a background in jiu-jitsu and boxing, I know exactly what it means to be in pain and I empathize deeply with my clients. 

During my years in the spa industry, I learned a variety of techniques ranging from cupping, sugar scrubs, hot stone, prenatal, and gua-sha. I learned to adapt my techniques to meet individual needs and preferences. I have been able to witness the transformative power of massage therapy firsthand.


Licensed Massage Therapist | Health Educator

Aliezah is a Windsor native and graduated from the National Holistic Institute College of Massage Therapy in Santa Rosa. She is passionate about her career in massage therapy after enjoys working on specific injuries the most. She loves to puzzle of the human body! Aliezah has always been an athlete and can relate to many clients on their aches and pains. She enjoys using her skills to help people be the best version of themselves.

She uses multiple modalities of myofascial and manual therapy techniques to increase mobility, decrease pain, and meet patients and client goals. In her free time, Aliezah enjoys hiking, snowboarding, dancing, practicing yoga, and playing basketball.


Licensed Massage Therapist | Certified Health Educator | Lyrabat

Lead therapist Angela, has been with us since Summer of 2019 when she moved to Sonoma County, from the East Bay. Growing up with lots of brothers and uncles she was always outside and physically active. In high school she wrestled and threw shot put & discus, was active in Venturing (co-ed high adventure Boy Scouts) and played music in the jazz band, concert band, marching band and orchestra on various instruments. She also grew up assisting her uncles on small construction jobs and particularly loved demolition. 

She graduated massage school in 2005 and started working full time as a massage therapist in 2015 at a sports chiropractic clinic near multiple fighting and Spartan gyms. Angela takes the extra time to get to know her clients and patients so she can carefully design individualized massage plans to work on areas of complaint as well as finding other areas that they may not have noticed needed attention. She continues to hone and perfect her skills and is able to work on a variety of bodies, conditions and injuries including young athletes, weekend warriors, construction workers, MMA/BJJ/Muay Thai fighters, CrossFit, drivers, office workers, those with Parkinson’s and fibromyalgia, pregnant and aging bodies and beyond. Angela has recently trained in sound healing and will sometimes use it to help facilitate relaxation of body and mind at the end of her sessions.

Outside of work she loves to try out new food places, going to shows/concerts, exploring nature, going hiking and camping, yoga, participating in renaissance fairs, aerial sports and singing karaoke throughout Sonoma County.


Neuromuscular Massage Therapist | Certified Health Educator | Gardener

Evan completed his initial massage therapy training at the Sebastopol Massage Center in 2014. Later he committed to The National Holistic Institute’s 800 hour program to further his studies and graduated as a Massage Therapist and Health Educator in January of 2023. He did his externship with us here at Massage For Athletes and was then hired upon graduation. He is a wonderful contribution to our team! Evan is proficient in Swedish, relaxation massage, reflexology, and trigger point therapy, and specializes in deep tissue and sports massage.

“My whole life I’ve always worked with my hands; as a kid I was out in the garden with my parents or grandfather, as a young man I took every art class I could and as an adult I worked as a landscaper and carpenter for many years before finally diving into my aspiration for massage therapy. It is my life’s goal to provide relief and aid in recovery for others, and I hope that I can do the same for you!”


Licensed Massage Therapist | Certified Health Educator

Alicia is a native of Santa Rosa! She is a graduate of the West Coasts most comprehensive massage therapy program, National Holistic Institute. She is also currently furthering her education in Advanced Neuromuscular Massage training. Alicias passion is helping people, and getting results. She loves the puzzle of working on the human body and specific injuries! Alicia says: As a massage therapist, I am committed to providing relief from pain, tension, and discomfort by using targeted techniques on those specific areas. I like communicating with my clients as I feel we can become more comfortable with each other and I’m able to know more about their body. It is incredibly satisfying seeing my clients improve their general health and well-being. In my free time, I enjoy reading, going to the gym, watching movies, hiking, researching and learning new techniques. I also spend time hanging out with my 3 daughters and our 3 cats. ¡Hablo inglés y español!


Licensed Massage Therapist | Personal Trainer | Functional Release Practitioner

Joey graduated from Humboldt State University with a B.S.

in Kinesiology emphasizing in Exercise Science. She has been a part of Humboldt State’s rugby and rowing team and now focuses on soccer and triathlons. Now a fitness professional, she has been a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor in Sonoma County for the last 10 years.

In 2018, she graduated from National Holistic Institute as a Massage Therapist and has developed exceptional manual therapy techniques to incorporate with her fitness and kinesiology knowledge.


Licensed Massage Therapist | Certified Essentrics Instructor

Anne Marcalo has been a Massage Therapist since 1985, living

most of her life in Sonoma County. Early in her career she worked as a massage therapist on cruiseships. Later, she became certified to massage horses.

Anne has also been a flight attendant for the past 29 years, retiring in April, and simultaneously worked part time as a Massage Therapist at an athletic club. She has studied Orthopedic Massage Therapy with James Waslaski CMT CPT (a pioneer in the field of pain free, manual therapy). In 2014 she also became a Certified Essentrics Instructor and has taught classes, helping clients heal, re-balance, lengthen, and strengthen.

Anne graduated from University of California, Davis with a degree in Dietetics. Her past sports included USVBA volleyball, and equestrian dressage. She comes from a family of soccer and tennis players. She likes to BBQ and spend time outside in the summer, knit, bake, and play the harp in the winter. (Why just the winter Anne?)


Managing Member | Health Educator

Coralie is the Managing Member of the practice. Her passion and experience in the field of Sports & Medical Massage Therapy fuel her drive to help Massage For Athletes, Inc. continue to grow, thrive, and provide exceptional patient and client care. Though you may not see her in a front office, she is working behind the scenes to ensure the vision of the company continues and continues to flex during changing times. 

Coralie has been working in this field of healthcare for over nearly 25 years! She has run multiple businesses and has a passion for advancing the presence of Medical Massage Therapy into to the forefront of Allied Health Care. She obtained training in comprehensive Massage Therapy, originally attending and graduating from the nationally accredited National Holistic Institute in Emeryville, California in 1998. She has additional education in Business Management, Applied Kinesiology, Sports Massage, Healing Touch, Equine Massage, Medical Massage, Thai Massage, Advanced Holistic Health Practitioner certification and more. Additional studies in college and university include Occupational Therapy, Health Education, Behavioral Science, Social Science, and International Business.

In addition to Massage For Athletes, Coralie’s passions are travel, trails, and music. She loves adventure, the outdoors, music, singing, her guitars, her dog, family and her friends. :) 

Ken Zuckerman MD

Licensed Sports & Medical | Acupuncturist

Ken Zuckerman, MD is a physician and medical acupuncturist. He graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, and from the Tulane University School of Medicine.

He completed his residency in anesthesia at Stanford and his fellowship in pediatric anesthesia at Children’s National Medical Center . His acupuncture training was with the Helms Medical Institute, as well as Whitfield Reaves’ sports acupuncture apprenticeship program.


Accounting & Back Office

Ritesh handles our back office accounting and bookkeeping. You won’t see him around, but we are sure glad to have him on board!



Caillen is local to Sonoma County and a backbone of our team. Aside from basic office tasks, he is responsible for maintaining day to day operations within the company. He supports the company leadership and supervises the rest of the team offering support to the flow and experience of our staff, patients, and clients.

Caillens hobbies are skateboarding, photography, and film.


Front Office

We have receptionists seven days a week available to take your calls. If we are busy and can not get to the phones, we have a reception group we utilize for overflow to handle phone calls, take messages and provide scheduling services.