About Us

We are committed to making you happy.

Why? Because happy people live longer!

(and because happiness is contagious)

At Rubs Massage Studio, we come to work every day with one goal in mind: to bring happiness to each and every one of our clients. In order to do this, we use 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. That is because happy people live longer, healthier lives. And because happiness tends to be contagious.

Many different things that can make us unhappy on a daily basis. Stress, pain, and having no time for ourselves can make it difficult to relax. But we all know how important it is to take care of ourselves. When we do, we are better able to be there for others, meet the demands of our unique lives, and enjoy our favorite pastimes. In other words, 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. Fortunately, those answers are not important. What is important is that we are capable of change. And massage is a vehicle for that change! Massage is an excellent cure for many sources of unhappiness. This includes stress, pain, and being overwhelmed. That is 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 at Rubs Massage Studio will refresh and restore you – think of that, you are just one hour away from being closer to happiness!

Join Rubs Massage Studio in the happiness revolution!

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About the Owner

Hi, I am Shelene Taylor

– the founder of Rubs Massage Studio, 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.

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