Berkeley Cracks Down on…Chair Massages?


If you’re planning to de-stress with a chair massage, better go to Oakland. Chair massage businesses in Berkeley — at least at Berkeley’s Whole Foods Market — have been suspended. Last week, On the Spot Massage, a small Berkeley business that has been sending chair-massage therapists to knead the necks of shoppers at the foodie mecca for seven years, was slapped with a fine and told their operation is illegal. The laws they broke are aimed at curbing prostitution.