our roots

Balanced Oak Massage & Wellness is a small independently owned massage studio rooted in the Historic Oak Cliff Community which lies directly southwest of Downtown Dallas, Texas.

Balanced Oak is owned by Janie Ottwell, LMT, CESMT. She is a longtime resident of Oak Cliff, and felt it was important to set down roots for her business in this vibrant and eclectic area.

She graduated in 2014 from Hands-On Approach School of Massage in Dallas, Texas in where she completed over 500 hours of training, including anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, Swedish, Deep Tissue and Myofascial Release therapies. She also has completed many continuing education courses in palpatation, Thai massage, and acupressure.

Janie has helped many clients get relief from issues like chronic headaches, back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and sciatica. She can personalize a massage around what your body needs… whether that is relaxation, a therapeutic focus, or a combination of both.

She also completed a course at Equissage Texas in 2019, and is a Certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist.

Janie is a wife, Girl Scout Troop Leader, and mama to three girls. She enjoys horseback riding, carriage driving, backpacking, hiking, camping, and all things Jeep.

Member of:


continuing education

Relieving Sciatica
Table Thai Yoga Massage
Integrating Acupressure with Swedish Massage

Continuous Flow Massage
Thai Massage 1, 2, and 3

Table Thai
Craniosacral Therapy

Find it Fix It Muscle Mischief Makers
Equine Sports Massage Therapy

Lymphatic Massage

why “Balanced Oak”?

Wellness is generally used to mean a healthy “balance” of the mind, body and spirit that results in an overall feeling of well-being. Here at Balanced Oak we feel massage therapy is a very important part of maintaining this balance.

And “Oak”… for Oak Cliff, of course!