new years 2020

Hello there and Happy New Year Rub Family!

Now, I know and you know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted a blog and I’m really sorry about that, it’s just we’ve had so much going on that it’s been a real challenge just to sit at the computer, let alone write and when I do, I want to make sure it’s because I have something to say.

A lot of people have come up to me in the last few weeks and told me how much they love and appreciate coming to That’s the Rub and that they refer their friends. Words cannot describe how wonderful that makes me feel! When I managed destination spas all over the country, I dreamed I would own my own spa one day and that it would have local art on the wall, it would be five-star quality services and hospitality with a comfortable atmosphere that could be enjoyed by everyone, clients and staff alike. I’m so over the moon to say that the feedback we receive says that Jim and I nailed it right on the head! Thank You so much for spending your time with us.

What have we been busy with you ask? Well, I’m so glad you did, but don’t worry, there is NO way I will remember everything, so I’m going to start and see how far I get.

In December (2019), just before the holiday, we graduated another cohort of students at Ivy Tech. Never a dull moment, we incorporate the students that would like to do so into The Rub to further their education in daily operations of the spa, expand on their massage techniques and to do more hands-on work with the general public who are unable to make it out to Ivy Tech for our clinics. Our student massages have been a smash hit with clients and students alike, and this semester promises even more with our new batch of senior massage students!

Over the summer (yeah, way back then) I learned how to teach and launched a class called Yomassage. Yomassage combines supported yoga postures with massage and breath and it’s amazing. It’s amazing because you don’t have to be flexible (thank goodness), you wear clothes, there is music, it’s done in a group format, AND it’s VERY relaxing. So it’s a great pick me up in the middle of the day when you need to hit the reset button or at the end of your workday to unwind and get a good night’s sleep. It’s amazing for people who’ve never had a massage (come on and get into some self-care already!), special occasions, or team building workshops. Please see our website for more details or feel free to write to me ( if you want more information. This is starting to get a little too sales pitchy for my taste and that’s NOT what this post is about. I just get excited when I talk about it and I really enjoy teaching it.

Of course there were the holidays to prepare for, which seemed to be a little crazier for me than usual; I hope all of you came out unscathed.

That’s the Rub is proud to have donated more than $2,000 in 2019 back to the community in goods and services this year to support what we love and where we live.

We also want to say THANK YOU for a wonderful year! Your patronage has sustained many therapists and their families this past year and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Thank you for being part of The Rub family. Thank you for your continued support. Thank you for valuing the skills that we bring to the table. Thank you for choosing The Rub to be your partner in helping to attain your personal healthcare goals. Thank you for referring your friends and family. We love what we do and we’re so happy that you share that with us.

It’s Our 10th Anniversary! Join us this year as we celebrate 10 years of That’s the Rub! In 2019 we rebranded the business to That’s the Rub the Therapeutic Day Spa because we felt it would say more of what we do now vs what we did when we first began. Ten years ago, The Rub started with just me and Jim and we’ve continued to expand and grow ever since, not just our square footage, but our service menu and our staff as well.

So stay tuned and look for our save the date notification (in March) for our anniversary celebration! We hope to see you there! In the meantime, if you have questions about massage, benefits of massage, classes we offer, etc please check out our website, OR you can write me directly at and I can include your question and answers in my blog. I want to ensure you are getting the information you want about what we do here at That’s the Rub.

May your 2020 bring you light, love, and happiness.

That’s the Rub,