Massage & Bodywork

January/February 2013

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ABMP Member Profile By Jed Heneberry 19 Nineteen years ago, Sveta Yakubovich left Russia with her husband Simon (shown at right on their wedding day), infant son, and $500, to provide a better future for her children. She was making $2 a month as a physical education teacher and massage therapist. "The place that I wanted to work in didn't exist, so I had to create it." –Sveta Yakubovich Today, Sveta (far left) employs more than 20 people, including massage therapists, estheticians, and nail professionals, at Sveta's Skin & Body Therapy ( in Wichita, Kansas. "We're doing real massage for real people," she says, "in a very professional setting where we care for our clients like family."

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