About Us

We are committed to making you happy.

Why? Because happy people live longer!

(and because happiness is contagious)

We come to work every day with one goal in mind: to bring happiness to each and every one of our clients with our skill, talents and presence and provide the best massage in Tucson. What drives us is a simple belief – the more joy we bring to everyone, the better our world will be. Because happy people live longer, healthier lives. And because happiness tends to be contagious.

There are many things that can make us unhappy on a daily basis – stress, being overwhelmed, pain, no time for ourselves… Yet we all know that when we take good care of ourselves, we are better able to be there for others, better able to meet the demands of our unique lives, and better able to enjoy our favorite pastimes. In short, when we make time for a little self-care, we are much better at being happy. So why are we so bad at self-care?

There are many answers to that question, from scientific to simple guess-work. Fortunately, those answers are not important. What’s important is that we are capable of change, and massage is a vehicle for that change. Massage is an excellent cure for stress, pain, being overwhelmed, and pretty much any other source of ‘unhappy’. That’s because massage kicks your body’s natural healing processes into high gear, and gives you that precious time to just be, with no demands from the outside world. Just one hour will refresh and restore you – think of that, you are just one hour away from being closer to happiness!

Join us in the happiness revolution!

About the Owner

Shelene-750Shelene-Collage-1000Hi, I am Shelene Taylor
– the founder of Rubs, Spa Solai, and IAMBIZ.
I feel really lucky. I was born happy and my natural optimism ended up turning me into an accidental entrepreneur. You know how life is – some challenges just make you want to skip town, and that was my plan when I received my massage license in 1983. While waiting for the cruise ships to call back, I took a job in Tucson – my hometown – and two months later the owners decided to close the business down. I was faced with a difficult decision: go out and look for another job (the cruise ships had not yet called) or take a chance on taking over the place. Since I had already established some return clientele and there were few massage clinics in the area, I decided to take over the lease. And just like that I was the owner of a business.

I worked seven days a week – did massage six days a week and cleaned (and cried) on the seventh – wearing all the hats of a small business owner. I will never claim that it was easy. But I knew my work was worth it every time I saw the transformation in my clients: seeing each person come in with stress and pain etched into their faces and bodies, and then seeing them leave released from that suffering, was – and still is – extremely heartwarming. Three decades later, I still love this business with a passion. We have grown a lot over the years, and will continue to grow. But one thing remains a constant – witnessing that incredible change in people never gets old.