December 22, 2011

Buy One Get One Free Barefoot Massage now through Christmas Eve!

The latest newsletter just went out, check it out in the PDF below, or at this link!

122011xmashs.pdf Download this file

For every online $80 Barefoot Massage gift certificate purchase from, you'll get 1 complimentary voucher for another session!  Use it for you or a friend, and even for scroogey Uncle Larry, but act fast, this once a year sale ends when Santa's in his sleigh, so you have until Saturday night at midnight to take advantage of this great deal!

Happy Christmas!


December 11, 2011

I'm in the current issue of Massage Magazine!

Be sure to check out the PDF file below from the latest Massage Magazine to see how two of our instructors answered the question:  "Where will the massage field be 5 years from now and how the Ashiatsu program/company meet the future needs of the massage industry?"

MassageMagJeniMCAOBT.pdf Download this file
If you are an LMT and subscribe to Massage Magazines digital edition, you can view the whole issue here, we are on page 72:

November 29, 2011

Socially Acceptable

I realize I'm not the worlds best blogger. I think it's my reading narcolepsy that's to blame. If I read a lot, I fall asleep. If I actually do take the time to sit down and write something, it'll be so long that you'll fall asleep. Naps are nice, but they are kind of inconvenient if it happens face first into your laptop in a Starbucks.

So while I'm busy ~not~ keeping this blog super bogged down with posts, you can follow me on Twitter and Facebook. Whether you are a client of Heeling Sole, a massage therapist interested in learning more about Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, or a graduate of one of my classes, I'll have a little bit of something for everyone here on the blog (occasionally) but more often it'll be on my social networks, in 140 characters or less.


Heeling Sole Facebook:

Texas Ashiatsu Classes on Facebook:

And I'm sure you already know about my mailing lists, which I end up re-posting here as a PDF file anyways, but just incase you'd like to get alerts from me in your inbox, you can sign up on this page:
Thanks for tuning in! OH, and don't forget that I redesigned the Heeling Sole website ... check it out!


September 10, 2011

I'm on a boat!

So I'm taking this amazing class this weekend - one I've wanted to take for years. I've had the book, read it cover to cover endless times, lost it, replaced it, read all the articles in every massage publication and have watched every webinar by Tom Myers, now I finally get to learn it "hands on" up in Austin. It's the Myofascial Meridians class from Anatomy Trains. Woo! 

There are alot of examples showing how the body is built like a sailboat, and it got me thinking..... What do you call Ashiatsu on a boat?




Hardee har har. (There's another hidden joke right there) In anycase, please enjoy this video of the Fascianado himself, Tom Myers, as he takes you sailing to describe how the body is built like a sailboat.

September 6, 2011

It's the BEST time of the year!

You know what to do.... vote Heeling Sole as San Antonio's best massage service for San Antonio Magazine's "Best of the City" yearly survey! (Question #98)

June 8, 2011

Heeling Sole Summer events

Saturday June 11th, 2-8pm @ Hemisfair Park! Find the Heeling Sole booth and get a rainbow-clad barefoot massage from Jeni & other local Ashiatsu therapists!
Saturday June 18th, 10am-4pm. Partnering up with other Ashiatsu therapists from the big easy, get a barefoot massage from Jeni @ this scooter rally!

 Check In!
Next time you are here for your Fijian, Ashi-Thai or Ashiatsu session, before you turn off that cell phone, check in! Heeling Sole is listed on Yelp, Foursquare and Facebook Places, so you can tell your friends that you are about to get a rad barefoot massage AND you'll receive special offers! In the month of June, "check in" to receive 5 minutes of Zen! This means that after your massage is over, I'll dim the lights and leave so that you can take a nap. It's a great chance to marinate in your massage for a few minutes, let your body feel the changes that took place, and absorb the good juju. No stress, just zen. I'll come back and wake you up in 5 minutes. The world can wait: just marinate!
 Toe the line
Heeling Sole is partnered up with DetermiNation San Antonio, which is a running group that raises money for the American Cancer Society. Members of DetermiNation get complimentary 10 minute Ashiatsu sessions anytime Heeling Sole has a booth at a running event, like the Rock-N-Roll Marathon, and they also receive 20% off normal priced barefoot massages at the office. Members also get benefits from other local business partners in town, like at Nydia's Yoga Therapy, my favorite studio in town! If you are a runner, or a wanna-be runner, join DetermiNation, and look for me at local races and marathons!
Refer-a-Friend: Are you happy with the barefoot massages you are getting from Jeni at Heeling Sole? Next time you are floating the river or BBQ'in, don't forget to tell your friends! For every friend you send, you'll receive a $10 credit!

©2011 Heeling Sole. All Rights Reserved.

April 24, 2011

Heeling Sole's schedule


I'm ~slightly~ changing my office hours so that I can be more available in the high-tide of massage times:

Mondays & Fridays: 10am-5:30pm

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 12:30-6:30pm

Every other Saturday: 11-3:30pm

Wednesdays & Sundays: Closed

Remember to try and schedule a week in advance, or book reoccuring sessions to get your favorite spot, and please make any changes to your appointment no later than 24 hours in advance. When scheduling online, enter your email address to get an automatic appointment reminder! 

Upcoming dates that I will be away from the office teaching Ashiatsu classes: (These may create a traffic jam for appointments, so plan ahead)

  • May 19-23
  • June 11-20
  • July 18-24

Thanks everyone!


April 21, 2011

Save your Texan Massage Therapist!

Visit this link to read the information about the latest 4/5 bills that are trying to get passed in Texas - and how they effect Licensed Massage Therapists. 

Anyone can vote! Massage Clients, Friends and Family Members, Massage Business Owners, and Massage Therapists!

Act Now!

April 13, 2011

Ashiatsu @ the Foot Workshop @ Nydia's Yoga Therapy!

I am completely honored and excited to be a part of Nydia's next Foot Workshop, and would LOVE to see you there!

Nydia's knowledge of anatomy and injury prevention poors out in her classes, she completely glows with her passion to share this information with others! Come learn about the amazing bones and muscles in your feet, how to use them, how to move them and how to strengthen them with yoga to stay healthy and injury free! Then stay to hear Adan from Good Sports talk about the benefits of Vibram 5 Finger shoes and barefoot running options, experience Nydia's onsite massage therapist Summer's awesome foot reflexology lesson which effects your own full body by accessing certain points in the feet, then feel the power of the feet from a barefoot massage from me on my portable Ashiatsu bars that I'll have set up in her studio! It'll be a foot-tastic night, with TOEtally wonderful information for ANYONE and EVERYONE interested in healing their heels ;)

March 30, 2011

Jeni in Natural Awakenings!

Hi everyone! I'm missing the sunshine while up here in Seattle, but am having fun teaching Ashiatsu to a great bunch of massage therapists in my ( literal ) old stomping grounds, OH and my new baby nephew is sooo cute! (so is my other nephew, at dinner I convinced him that guacamole is really monsters boogers)

This warmed me up: a write up on me was published in the latest Natural Awakenings magazine! My awesome friends at the office scanned it and emailed it over, check it out:

Jeni in Natural Awakenings.pdf.pdf Download this file

(thanks Liz, Kim & Adela!!!!)
See y'all in about 2 weeks!

Sent from my iPhone
~Jeni Spring, LMT, MTI

March 17, 2011

Ashiatsu for Athletes

Last weekend I massaged at a cycling/sports expo on the finish line of the Hill Country 600 - a 375 mile qualifier for the Race Across America. The winner of that race, Marko Baloh, who finished on an injury but yet still in record time (19hrs. 14min. 23sec!!) received an Ashiatsu session from me and was pleasantly surprised at what Ashiatsu had to offer! I spent the whole day with some awesome people, especially my booth buddy Nydia! (Who you should all go take a yoga class with:

See the full photo gallery on PosterousThe following article was originally "feetured" on a blog for runners in San Antonio, see the original here:
Ashiatsu for Athletes
You can't count the benefits of sports massage on just one hand – boosts performance, breaks down scar tissue, prevents injuries and loss of mobility, reduces delayed onset muscle soreness, decreases anxiety, enhances microcirculation, improvement of tissue elasticity  but can you count it all on both feet?!? You can with Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, a style of barefoot massage which includes a dynamic range of additional benefits for the sporting life. 
Ashi-what!? It’s pronounced “Ahhh-shiatsu”. “Ashi” means foot, and “-atsu” is pressure.  In this style of massage, the therapist uses gravitational forces and distributes their body weight by holding onto bars in the ceiling, using their feet to deliver the strokes, applying painless pressure directly onto your body. Ashiatsu is not just walking on your back; you will feel a deep, broad, flowing centrifugal pressure that engages the fascia throughout your whole body, loosening adhered tissue, opening tissue membranes, which allows fluids and nutrients to follow more thorough pathways. Additionally, compression of soft tissue is applied throughout the session, helping to release spasm, muscle contraction and tension, always working within your perfect range of pressure. It works fast, typically just 20 minutes of Ashiatsu accomplishes the physical benefits that occur in a 60-minute session of a more traditional style of bodywork. 
Ashiatsu effectiveness comes from treating all layers of your tissue and your entire body as a whole, resulting in a calmed fight-or-flight response and a dramatic dilation of blood vessels. By massaging you with the larger surface area of a foot – in comparison to a hand or forearm – and by accessing the deeper layers of your tissue without the sensation of pokey pain that triggers muscle guarding, the rate of post-event recovery is faster. The depth is more consistent throughout the entire length of the muscle, curbing pain responses and flooding the body with new sensory information to help it evaluate itself and begin to heal. 
To encourage pre or post-workout low intensity exercise, passive stretches are incorporated to improve your tissue elasticity and reduce spasms. Ashi-Thai – another form of barefoot massage developed from Ashiatsu and Thai massage ­– offers a unique chance to rest, relax and recuperate from strenuous activities while the therapist maneuvers your limbs and body into deep stretches that you may not be able to achieve on your own. If you need your Psoas stretched, IT Band unbound, Soleus/Gastroc’s drained and your spine decompressed, this massage will do it all. The benefits of Ashiatsu combined with the passive stretching techniques that are included in Ashi-Thai offer a well-rounded holistic approach to aid in improving your performance and maintaining overall health. 
Track down Jeni Spring, LMT from Heeling Sole Barefoot Massage in San Antonio if you’d like to try Ashiatsu or Ashi-Thai and feel how it benefits you. Jeni is highly trained and certified in these styles of massages, and also offers in-depth training Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy to other massage therapists (in case you don’t want to leave your favorite LMT!) 
Heeling Sole Barefoot Massage
By appointment only 210.560.1992

March 9, 2011

Soul to Sole: the Refer-A-Friend program

Did you know that Heeling Sole has a referral program?

Soul to Sole helps you and your friends earn discounts on your barefoot massage sessions. For each referred friend you send, you'll get $10 off your next regularly priced massage!
With no limit to how many friends you refer, start spreading the word about Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, Ashi-Thai and Fijian massage! We'll get your friends hooked on barefoot massage, and maybe someday they'll thank you with a gift certificate for a free session!

To take advantage of these discounts, your referred friend must come in for a massage and let me know who sent them - which is you of course! We will keep track of your discounts record from there.


January 30, 2011

Fijian Massage Groupon's Expiring!

Are you one of the 234 lucky people who purchased a Groupon for a Fijian Massage @ Heeling Sole? Well it's almost been a year now, and they are set to expire on March 4th, 2011! Hurry in!

The Groupon's are for one 60-minute Fijian Barefoot Massage, valued at $60, you lucky dogs purchased them for $30! 

You may upgrade your Fijian Massage into an hour long Ashiatsu or Ashi-Thai session for $20, or even stretch the length of your massage out to 90 minutes for an additional charge.

After the Groupons expire on March 4th, their value drops to only $30, so you may still use them towards the purchase of any massage by paying the difference in price. Once these Groupon's expire, you miss out on a great deal, so be sure to save time for yourself and schedule a session soon. Same day appointments are not always available, so please book in advance.

Click Here to schedule your massage. 

January 17, 2011

Yoga Day this Saturday!

Yoga Day flyer.pdf.pdf (977 KB)
View this on posterous

Sent from my iPhone
~Jeni Spring, LMT, CAOBT
Texas AOBT Instructor
210.967.4400 for massage appointments
210.623.0026 for workshop info