About Me

Hi! I’m Candace Blanchette, licensed massage therapist and owner of Helotes Therapeutic Massage & Movement.  My mission is to help people overcome their pain, reach their fitness goals, and increase their overall sense of well-being.  I help educate my clients on how to achieve these results through regular bodywork, lifestyle changes, and healthy movement.

In 2010, I transitioned from my career in Culinary Management to the massage industry to achieve a better work-life balance. After a serious whiplash injury, I began studying various clinical modalities to learn how to heal my chronic headaches, neck, and shoulder pain. I learned as much as I could about healing and the body, incorporating it into my practice, all while maintaining an active yoga practice.

In 2016, I became a single mom of two preschoolers. Within a year, I received my license as a Massage Instructor, my 200-hour Pilates Instructor certification, and was extensively trained in Thai massage (over 60 hours of hands-on time). I began working with myself and others to rehabilitate chronic pain resulting from improper movement patterns and injury.

In 2018, I was diagnosed with an aggressive type of breast cancer at stage 3.  I underwent chemotherapy, radiation, and targeted immunotherapy, followed by a total bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. I utilize this incredible experience in my practice to help others who have been affected by a cancer diagnosis, either themselves or with a loved one, to heal through compassionate therapeutic touch and rehabilitation techniques.

Candace Blanchette

  • LMT #112619, 2011
  • ABMP member #1059082, 2014
  • MT Instructor #3320, 2016
  • Peak Pilates level 1 Instructor #192567, 2017
  • Fitour Advanced Group Ex Instructor #219601, 2018
  • Fitour Foam Rolling Certification, 2018
  • Fitour Barre Instructor, 2019
  • 70 CE hours in clinical neuromuscular therapy
  • 60 CE hours in therapeutic Thai massage
  • 40 CE hours in myofascial Ashiatsu massage
  • 30 CE hours in Barefoot Yomassage
  • 24 CE hours in advanced anatomy & kinesiology
  • 16 CE hours in Fijian barefoot massage
  • 12 CE hours in chair massage
  • 6 CE hours in prenatal massage
  • 6 CE hours in cupping therapy
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