Don't forget to take some time to smell the roses!
Jan Jakubowski, LMT.
Providing Quality Massage Therapy in Scottsdale since 1989!
A Touch of Balance Massage for Health in Scottsdale Arizona is a luxury massage therapy studio, offering high quality services and affordable prices.
Located near historic Old Town Scottsdale and the Honor Health medical facilities!
Jan Jakubowski, LMT.
Massage has come naturally to me, and I've been told by many that I have an innate gift, and healing hands!
I grew up in a family massage business, with talented and experienced massage therapists. I began receiving regular massage at a young age from family, students, and many other seasoned therapists. I realize now that I received much of my training before I even thought about becoming a massage therapist! Little did I know that my brain was being imprinted with great knowledge with every massage I received!
Our family business began with my mother (now 91 years old). She was a pioneer in bringing massage therapy out of the darkness and into the light in Phoenix many years ago. After becoming a massage therapist herself, she opened the first fully accredited massage college in Phoenix at the time: The Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College (later sold). Two subsidiary companies followed: A therapeutic clinic, and an on call massage service, which supplied therapists to most of the high end resorts in the Valley for many years.
We were established as being a forerunner in the industry at the time. Our strong commitment to establish higher standards and laws, has helped to evolved the massage industry away from the illegitimate realms it was once associated with, into what it is known to be today: A highly respected and sought after preventative/alternative health care modality.
Many changes have occurred over time and our companies are no longer operating as they were. But, my family continues to work in the massage therapy industry, operating our own private practices with many long term clients.
My Journey Into Massage Therapy:
Prior to 1988, I worked in accounting/bookkeeping. I was a full charge bookkeeper, responsible for all phases of accounting, payroll, and preparations for CPA's.
With a downturn in the economy, my last employer went out of business, and my life changed. But, that put me on an entirely different pathway...
I graduated from The Phoenix Therapeutic Massage College in 1989 and immediately began my massage career at The Village Tennis Club (now The Village Racquet & Health Club). I was an Independent Contractor, Lead Therapist, and the Operations Manager through October 2002. With a change in ownership, I became a part-time employee of DMB Sports Clubs and The Village Racquet & Health Club from October 2002-November 2006.
Some time was spent working with Dr. Alan Abromovitz MD (Pain Specialist). Part of his success in treating chronic pain patients was due to including 3 massages per week into their treatment protocol. It was a rewarding experience to see how much they improved with regular massage!
A Touch of Balance Massage for Health began part time in 2002, and went full time in 2006. My business has become what I have envisioned it to be.
My mission is to provide the highest quality massage therapy and accommodations to my clients, along with affordable pricing.
I have been in consistent practice for 29 years, and I'm still going strong!
Establishing this many years in the massage industry doesn't come easy, but I'm not not even close to burning out! In fact, I am stronger than ever before! As of 2018, I have counted 80,000 hours of hands on experience!
Most of my progression and growth has not been learned in a classroom, but by working, experiencing, and being with so many different elements that have come my way as a long time massage therapist. This is a field where one never stops learning, growing, and progressing. I engage in regular continuing education and it seems I'm always doing some sort of self education by reading books associated with bodywork and healing.
My strong body, mind and spirit have allowed me to do a lot of hard physical work. With a lot of determination and gratitude, I strive to be my best, and I am committed to becoming even better with each passing year, so that I can pass it all along to you!