Monica Skalsky

Hi, I’m Monica Skalsky, a seasoned massage therapist with over 30 years of experience. My journey began in 1994 at the esteemed American Institute of Massage Therapy, where I had the privilege of learning from the renowned Dr. Myk Hungerford. Under her guidance, I honed my skills in sports massage therapy, driven by a passion for excellence and a commitment to providing exceptional care to my clients. Today, I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving individuals seeking wellness and relaxation through my expertise and knowledge.


My career began while I was in school with 400+ hours of volunteer work at various sporting events. I saw about 2000 athletes within that time and gained so much experience and knowledge pertaining to a multitude of injuries. Our school was one of the very few that was invited to work on the elite athletes of the Iron Man in Hawaii with massage therapy being a vital part of their performance. I also had the opportunity to work with our Olympic athletes during their pre-trials and I felt so honored to be a part of that experience.

After graduating, I spent the first half of my journey collaborating with a multitude of doctors where I was able to facilitate healing through various injuries while in turn building my private practice. In 2013, Balanced was born with Whittier being our prime service area. We have since expanded to serve Chino Hills and surrounding cities. In addition, I was also able to share my knowledge through teaching and mentoring full time at the National Holistic Institute for several years.

Having the opportunity to pass on my knowledge and ignite the passion for massage therapy in others had been truly rewarding. I am humbled to work alongside so many phenomenal, talented therapists. Though I have gained so much knowledge of the human body and have seen the uniqueness is every individual through the years, I will always be a life-long learner in the field of healthcare.



My belief is that everyone needs massage therapy and there is no substitute for the human touch. At Balanced, we believe that massage should not be considered a luxury. It is something that we should all incorporate into our lifestyle. With that, there is also a big difference between having a massage from a trained professional and someone that is not. I cannot tell you how many people have told me things to the extent of “I don’t like my feet touched” or “I only like light pressure”.  In most cases, we can gift these individuals with a completely different experience by using proper technique. This is my “why” and the inspiration for creating Balanced.

As a trained therapist, I know how a professional massage should feel. Like the rest of us, I do not want to spend my hard-earned money and be disappointed in the product. Also, I struggled with finding a professional therapist that I trusted, to come into my home for a massage. When I originally began seeing clients, I never advertised anywhere and built an entire practice on word of mouth, mainly since it took the State of California until late 2009 to finally begin to recognize us as professionals. That is when I knew I could finally fulfill my purpose: educate the public about the benefits of massage therapy and create a professional service that would provide our community with access to in-home massage therapy with trained, certified, ethical therapists. To have a massage in the comfort of your own home without having to drive anywhere creates an experience that allows you to feel completely at ease, which allows you the maximum benefit from your session.

I look forward to serving the beautiful people in our communities and expanding our reputation for providing you with therapeutic excellence. I am always open to answering any questions that you may have regarding massage therapy. It is my prayer to always have the heart of a servant and it is an honor to be a part of holding space for healing.

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