The Place Chicopee will be moving in at 362 Front Street Chicopee.

I will be renting a room at a well established office, at 362 Front Street in Chicopee, with 4 well experienced massage therapists. Office opening pending licence.

Office owner, and full time massage therapist Tony Shannon,

Kristen Theil, Bryan Thayer, and Mary O’Connor.

I will be offering Massage, Reiki, CranioScaral Therapy, and Ashiatsu/Thai Massage, HotStone, and Crystal Massage by Appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Monday nights I will be offering small classes on Yoga, meditation, and massage, with a focused on Heart Resonance.

Banana Oatmeal ‘Pancakes’

I’ve been talking about this with my massage clients, so I figured I’d post it.

I originally made these at a camping event. We were in charge of breakfast for about 40, and had a huge pot of leftover oatmeal. I was skimming the crusty bits off the top, and my friend Nancy said, “Why don’t we fry that, like polenta?”.

We had bananas, and cinnamon! It was so good, I keep making it.

Fry bananas in coconut oil.

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Add oatmeal. (This is great with leftovers)

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Sprinkle with cinnamon.

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The banana, and cinnamon are the sweetener you need.

Why Ashiatsu (Barefoot) Massage?

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Massaging with my feet seems natural to me. It’s deep, broad pressure. Most of my clients comment the first time they receive Ashiatsu, that they would not know it was not my hands.

I start seated, above the head. Working with mostly my heals, I can can go light, or deep around the shoulder blades, the long muscles on either side of the spine (paraspinals) shoulders, and back of the upper arms.

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From the stool I can stand with one foot, and massage with the other. Still able to go as light or deep as needed.

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If the client is still wanting more pressure, I stand on the client. It’s deep,broad pressure. Great for larger bodies, and clients who never seem to get a deep enough massage.

Just an hour is all I really need to do a great massage.

For a quick fix, I can walk on fully clothed body, with my socks on, much like a chair massage.

Book your massage today! Located in the Fairview section of Chicopee, on Prospect Street.

I also do regular massage, Reiki, and CranioSacral Therapy. No extra charge to combine therapies.

Sliding scale of $55.-$65. for an hour.

What does that mean? Pay what you would like in that range.

30 minutes $30. – $40.

20 minute tune up (clothes on) $20.- $30.

Before you ask how much….

Wouldn’t you rather first want to ask about the massage?

About me, the therapist?

Tell me what you’re looking for, and see if I’m knowledgeable about the treatment?

Wouldn’t you want to know why I do what I do?

Don’t you want to know how the experience is going to be, before you decide what a ‘Good’ price is? 

If you don’t care about the experience of the massage therapist, why not go to the massage school, and get a $30. massage? They need to practice, and would love to have you.

For all of the knowledge, and experience I have, I want to give a great massage, at a more than fair price. 

I love giving massage. It’s the happiest part of most days. I feel honored to share the experience with you. 

I have a fantasy that heaven will be me experiencing every massage I gave, as the receiver. I make it the way I’d want it. 

There, now ask me, “how much?”Image.

The answer is $55.-$65. for an hour sliding scale, and  $35. for 30 minutes. 

Sliding scale means you pay what you feel good paying, feel you can afford, and how often you are coming. 

Cheese Steak Salad

I know this is obvious, but you can turn any of your favorite sandwiches into a salad. It makes it much it lower in carbs, and much better for anyone diabetic, or insulin resistant.

I sauteed the onions, peppers, and mushrooms in one pan.

In the second pan I fried the shaved steak. As soon as I flipped the steak, I turned off the pan, and added a slice of cheese. 

I used baby Romaine lettuce, and ranch dressing. 

It was delicious! Not missing the bread at all.

I have 26 years of experience of being diabetic, and I’m trained as a hypnotherapist, massage therapist, and yoga teacher. If you live in the Chicopee Imagearea, and want some help, book a massage, or come to yoga class. 

Low carb for a diabetic, week 2

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At the start of week 2, I lost about 5 pounds, my blood sugar is the best I’ve ever seen it, and I’m learning to adjust some things.

This is my coffee. I learned that I don’t really like heavy cream in my coffee, and whole milk in my coffee, is where I want to put my carbs. I also notice that if I add cinnamon, I can cut down on the Stevia, just 3 drops. Cinnamon helps to stabilize blood sugar, as well as being very tasty. I put the cinnamon in before frothing the milk, it blends it right in, instead of sitting in clumps on the top.

Yesterday my son Nathan made a cake for his stepmother’s birthday. He cut the top off the cake to frost it. It reminded me of mother, who baked cakes to sell. As a child it was treat to get those little pieces of cake. I ate a few bites of the cake. It tasted WAY to sweet to me. My taste buds are getting used to less sweet. I threw the rest in the trash. It was still just a little warm. As I was throwing it in the trash, I knew I was committed to doing things differently. It felt really good.

Curry Chicken Salad, with Broccoli Slaw

If you put some effort into eating low carb, it can be very good food! I buy organic rotisserie chicken. This time I used some of the breast meat for Chicken Ceasar Salad, with homemade dressing, capers, and olives. No croutons.

Second dish, curry chicken salad. I pulled the chicken off the bones, and put it in the food processor with celery (onion would also be an option, or scallions would even be better!), add mayo, and curry powder. I topped it with fresh sprouts (I sprout them…another blog).

The salad is also my recipe. I use broccoli slaw. The dressing is mayo, cider vinegar, and a sprinkle coconut sugar. I book bacon, and then chopped onion in the bacon fat. That gets added to the slaw, and then I topped it off with pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and sliced almonds. Image