Announcing Ashiatsu and Fijian Massages now available!

I’m pleased to announce my new menu offerings of Ashiatsu and Fijian barefoot massages. In addition, I have opened up package pricing on all my barefoot massage styles. A little bit about these new styles:

  • Ashiatsu massage is performed on the table, with the therapist using their bare feet to glide over the skin with amazing depth and dexterity, keeping myofascial principles in mind. Excellent service for those who love a deep massage but crave more flow than a Thai or Fijian massage.
  • Fijian massage is inspired by the traditional barefoot massage practiced in Fiji. It is similar to Thai massage in that you will remain clothed and lie on a padded Thai mat on the floor, but the emphasis in Fijian is on deep foot compressions and soothing rocking motions, rather than stretching. This massage is excellent for those with hypermobility where a stretch-heavy session is undesirable.

As I’m sure you are aware, barefoot modalities require extensive training and study to understand technique and safety in this unique approach. I have studied over 100 hours of barefoot massage modalities alone, and have every intention of continuing to learn and grow as a barefoot massage therapist with your support and encouragement. If you’re unsure whether barefoot massage is right for you, I’m always happy to discuss which modality will be best considering your unique body.

Business Update: Relocating

I’m so excited to announce that on the week of April 12th I’ll be moving to my new business location in historic Old Town Helotes! I will be sharing space with the wonderful Ann Newstead of AhNew Physical Therapy in her office right next door to B-Daddy’s BBQ, about 4 miles outside Loop 1604 on Old Bandera Rd. This change is going to be great for both myself and you, my valued clients, as the Hill Country setting is much quieter and more peaceful than the bustling salon where I have been located. The address at the new location will be 14418 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes, TX 78023.

Along with this change of venue, I am bringing the pricing on my longer and shorter sessions in line with my hourly rate of $75. My travel fee on outcalls is also going up to a $75 flat fee to cover the travel time and setup. However, I would like you to know that I will be honoring the old prices AND selling gift certificates at the old prices up until April 12th, 2021! If you have any outstanding packages or gift certificates currently, they will be honored at the pricing offered at the time of purchase. Updated pricing is reflected on my website at

So, if you have an appointment booked with me ON or BEFORE April 12th, I will see you at the Salon location with the old pricing. If you have an appointment booked with me AFTER April 12th, I will see you at the new location with the new pricing. Again, thank you for your continued support; as a small business owner it truly means the world to me.  ❤

Watch “Supine Hip Stretches, Sports Massage” on YouTube

This series of stretches is excellent for opening up the hips, groin, and low back to address any pain or tightness in the area.
Music: Flying
Musician: Carl Storm

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Watch “Prenatal Thai Massage with Candace Blanchette” on YouTube

Are you pregnant and starting to feel those aches and pains creeping up on you? Check out this video, wherein I work on a Mama’s neck and shoulders in semi-reclined supine Thai massage style. This video is 1 of 5 in this session. Like and follow my YouTube page for more Thai massage, Pilates, and personal care videos!

Summer Specials

10% off Thai Massage in June!

This month only, take 10% off any Thai Massage session.

Thai massages are performed with the client fully clothed on a traditional floor mat imported from Thailand. Deep compressions, soothing jostling motions, and rejuvenating stretches are applied to find and release tension from the client’s body.

Please come dressed in comfortable clothing to allow for stretching.

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Temporarily Closed for Radiation Treatment

Just a quick announcement: my radiation treatments are destroying the skin of my right arm pit currently, so I will not be taking any massage appointments through July 14th to allow it to heal.

Also, I’ve closed down my office location and am currently only available for outcall service at your home or business location.

Thanks for understanding! #cancersucks

October Updates



Whew, August & September have been NUTS for me! In case you don’t follow me on social media (in which case you should!) on August 2nd of this year, I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. 2 weeks later, I had surgery to insert my mediport and received my first chemotherapy infusion in the same day. I am undergoing treatment #7 of 56 as I write this right now!

In that same time, my oldest has started kindergarten, we moved back in with my mom, I’ve dropped massage gigs & Pilates classes left & right, and shut down my office location. I’m also preparing to travel to LA for my BASI Pilates certification test out, while also preparing for the kids’ new half-sibling to be born to their dad & step-mom the same weekend! Much to do, organize, & process with ever decreasing mental and emotional bandwidth with which to navigate it.

So if you have attempted to call me and not heard back yet, I do apologize! Currently the most reliable way to reach me is via text or email, because it’s highly likely that a. I’m exhausted, b. My kids are going nuts in the background, c. I’m at a doctor’s appointment or teaching a class, or d. All of the above!

I will continue to be available for private and semi-private Pilates lessons on the studio equipment through Club Pilates Stone Oak, and for outcall massage sessions at your home or business location. To reflect these changes, I am in the process of altering my price structure, offering only my core of therapeutic services, and working on make online appointment requests available again.

Please bear with me as I go through this difficult transition. I will be undergoing radical bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction sometime between December and February, at which point I may not be available for any massage services for a month or two or more, depending how things go.

In the meantime, you can follow me on social media for updates, and contribute to my gofundme to help support my family through this difficult season. As always, thank you so much for your support!

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It’s All A Matter of Perspective.


I teach a few classes a week at the YMCA, and the past couple weeks I’ve popped into a yoga class at a branch near my house where I don’t teach any classes, but their child watch hours and group ex schedule are good on my day off. After shuffling into Sunday afternoon yoga a few minutes late, I wind up right up front just feet away from the instructor since the class is so full. Afterward, she asks my name, and I mention that I teach at a different branch. She lights up and says, “OH, so THAT’S where I know you from! You taught at Siclovia a couple months back, right?”

Sigh. Indeed, I had, and that day was some horrific cross between a shit show and a three-ring circus for me, the working single mom with 2 littles along, attempting to do it all and failing miserably. Siclovia, in case you aren’t familiar, is a biannual event hosted by the San Antonio YMCA wherein city blocks are closed off to allow people to bike, skate, walk, run, etc. without fear of cars coming through. Stations are setup along the route with food trucks, sponsor booths, and short sessions led by the Y’s group ex instructors. I had signed up to do 2 sessions, with this particular yoga instructor teaching tai chi in between.

First of all, it was HOT out. I found myself carrying both of my kids’ bikes because they weren’t comfortable or proficient in riding on their own and we were running late (as always.) I was also carrying my purse, a lunch bag, and a diaper bag, while hustling along little legs that would rather wander and explore than hurry. I had asked my boyfriend at the time to join me and help out, and he had overslept and didn’t make it out at all; an undeniable manifestation of a pattern I had been trying to ignore of him not being there for me whenever I needed a partner the very most. The kids were whiny, hot, and unhappy. I hadn’t adequately prepared for the environment in which I would be teaching because mat Pilates is primarily taught on the floor, which was impossible here for various reasons. My kids alternated between running out of sight and crying for me while I attempted to pull  30-minutes of standing exercises out of my @$$. In between my sessions I tried to help them to ride their bikes, which turned into a double tantrum literally in the middle of the street.

Amidst the debris of my crumbling sanity, her tai chi session had seemed so centered and well thought out. She had a soothing way about her and engaged the crowd with joy and ease.

I admitted there in the yoga studio that yes, it had been me at Siclovia, and my cheeks burned recalling how disorganized and unprepared I had felt, what an epic failure of motherhood I had experienced trying to juggle work with a supposedly fun outing for my kids that had been nothing but frustration for all of us from start to finish.

She told me that she had admired me so much that day, and that she had had to improvise since much of the work I started with was similar to what she had planned to teach.

I was astounded that anyone who witnessed probably 75% of my ordeal that day had come away with a sense of admiration. I certainly didn’t feel worthy of admiration, rather I felt ashamed. I had envied how well put together she seemed against how frazzled I had felt. Turns out she felt similarly about my juggling act that day.

Which I guess just goes to show, that even on your worst days, there’s someone watching you in quiet amazement of your strength. She probably has no idea how badly I needed to hear that today.