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Welcome back!

In Business, covid-19, Massage, Uncategorized on July 16, 2020 at 12:48 PM

Welcome back! The massage therapy portion of my business is reopened and ready for you! This video talks about what to expect your first time back. If you have any fears or questions please be in touch so we can talk about it. All of the new required protocols have been set in place to best protect you [and me]. If you’re still unsure about receiving bodywork at this time – let’s talk about setting up a session for long distance energy healing. I’m looking forward to seeing you. Be well. Tania

OPENING JULY 6, 2020

In Business, covid-19, Manchester, Massage, Uncategorized on June 29, 2020 at 6:39 PM

Dear Massage Community,

This week marks the 16th week since Tania Palermo’s Studio on Main had to shut down temporarily. I’m happy to share that I will officially be up and running again on July 6, 2020.

Most of the changes that will occur in order to reopen will be behind the scenes. Like extra time allotted for disinfecting the massage room between clients. There are a few things that will effect you directly, however, and I encourage anyone with questions to please be in touch before your next appointment.

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Of note:

  • All clients must bring and wear a mask, covering both nose and mouth, during your entire visit.
  • Before your massage you will be asked to fill out an informed consent form and to update your health history in relation to any Covid-19 exposure or symptoms. Those forms can be found online HERE, or will be available in the office on the day of your visit.
  • There will be no waiting area available. Loved ones will have to drop you off if you do not drive yourself.
  • There will be a temperature check at the door.
  • Those feeling unwell or in high-risk groups with comorbidities are still being encouraged to stay home.
  • Your mask may not be removed – so we will not be doing work on the face in any of the covered areas
  • All extraneous items have been removed from the office. Please bring your own water if you’d like some.
  • I will wear gloves only if necessary
  • I am required to wear a mask AND face shield or goggles during your session – be prepared to laugh. ;-)

The online booking system is open and available for you to use. If you have questions please text: 860-306-0067 or email: tania@taniapalermo.com

I look forward to seeing you soon and exploring this new way of receiving bodywork together.

May you be well,
Tania

What to expect for your next massage . . .

In Business, covid-19, CT, Manchester, Massage, studio on main, Uncategorized on June 13, 2020 at 5:48 PM

Opening soon . . .

In Business, covid-19, Massage, self care, Uncategorized on June 12, 2020 at 11:56 AM

Hello Massage Clients & Friends,

A quick note to keep you updated on what’s happening.

The state of CT has included Massage Therapy in Phase 2 of the Reopen CT plan. This would allow me to begin sessions again as soon as June 17, 2020However – there are new guidelines and rules we have to follow – and as of today, I do not have all of the required tools in place in order to self certify and reopen. As many things are on back order, this is out of my control – but I am working to acquire all that is necessary ASAP and will send out a final email with a specific date as soon as I can.

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A heads up that one of the requirements to open is that you will have to wear a mask or cloth face covering protecting your mouth and nose the ENTIRE time you are with me – including throughout your whole massage – even when you are face down on the table. I will not be allowed to touch any area on your face that is covered. I’d love your feedback to know if you will still receive massage while we have to follow that mandatory rule? Or will you wait until the restrictions are loosened? Are you feeling safe to come back for a massage at this time?

Thank you for your patience and understanding these past few months. I do look forward to seeing you again soon!

Be well,
Tania

MAY 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE

In Business, covid-19, Massage, Uncategorized on May 19, 2020 at 3:30 PM

Hello –

Hoping this note finds you healthy and happy. I know our stay at home orders have gone on much longer than any of us anticipated and that people are starting to feel a little restless.

Over the past few days many of you have reached out to ask when you can come back in for your next massage. The answer is – I still don’t know – but I will be back – and will send out notification when that is allowed to happen.

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While I choose to voluntarily do what I thought was going to be a temporary two week shut down on March 15th – the governor then issued orders telling us to close down until further notice. Since then I have also received notification from the CT Department of Health stating that massage therapists are not allowed to practice at this time.

In this moment, the date of reopening is out of my hands.

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Will things be different when we are allowed to conduct business again? Yes. All businesses must go through a self-certification process and uphold any health and safety measures that are issued by the state. The massage therapy profession has not been notified yet as to what this will mean for us, so I will update you when the time comes.

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In the meantime I am still here for you and encourage you to reach out if you have any questions. I’ve posted two videos on social media – one with some reflexology tips to reduce anxiety – to help us stay in touch and focused on ways to do self-care at home.  Let me know if they help and I will endeavor to do more. You can find them on both Facebook and Instagram at Tania Palermo Studio on Main and on my website at taniapalermo.com

May you be healthy. May you be happy. May you be well. May you be filled with peace.
Tania
p.s. photos of flowers inserted because I find them pretty and am hoping they will distract you from the bad news of business still being closed. ;)

really listen … don’t hashtag

In Business, covid-19, CT, landscape, self care, Uncategorized on April 6, 2020 at 7:44 PM

Today was one of the tougher ones. We are all facing our own challenges and changes, ups and downs. I’ve confided to friends how hard it is to be living alone through all of this. No physical contact with another soul, no one to talk with in the middle of the night, when the anxiety often shows up. No other income to rely on. They tell me how hard it is to be stuck at home when they are fighting with their partners, when the kids just told them they suck for the hundredth time, and the dog just ate the meal they cooked when they had to leave the room for five minutes.  We are all riding a roller coaster.

 

I am self-employed and single. When I was forced to close shop on March 15th, and stopped having any income source – I still had two properties to support. Home and business expenses kept coming, and I started a slow, quiet panic. I knew I’d be OK – for a short time… but for how long? Most small businesses, as I’m sure you know by all the people asking you to not forget them during this crisis, run on very small margins.

 

I filed for unemployment as, for the first time, self-employed folks are eligible to apply with the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance. I got word that my claim was approved and filed my first one yesterday.  When I checked on the dollar amount this morning, it was …. ZERO. I applied for one of the SBA disaster loans. My claim number was 3,302,753,XXX.  A friend told me that number represents the number of claims that have been filed. Even if that’s not possible … Yikes! Didn’t leave me feeling very hopeful.

 

So, I did what I do. Cried for a few moments, and once I got it all out of my system, began looking for other solutions. Then took a walk. In the woods. It never ceases to be a healing source for me. As I walked down the trail, these tiny landscapes kept catching my eye.  I had to get down on the forest floor to make this image. Look at all the growth that’s going on there! Saplings, blades of grass, flowers … It brought me so much hope for some reason. Maybe it’s the restorative effect of spring, trusting in the cycle of life, regrowth, and rebirth. These small shoots having the courage to find their spot in the larger forest. Or maybe it was just crawling on my knees to get eye level to this scene that reminded me to change my perspective in general. The image isn’t in focus … but neither are our lives right now. Everything is a little fuzzy. And that’s OK.

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I’m sharing this in hopes it reaches someone else who may be in similar shoes. To let you know you’re not alone. It can be tough to repeatedly, sometimes mindlessly, hear

#we’re all in this together

when, while yes, we are all staying home in a united effort to protect the collective health and well-being of all – no situation is the same. And I think people really need to be seen. Witnessed. Acknowledged. Not just thrown a hashtag.

 

To some this is an inconvenience. It’s hard and a struggle, but they are working from home, maintaining an income, and will largely be OK.  To some people it means being in danger. There are many in domestic violence situations right now who are living their days in fear. To some it means not being able to buy food for their children.  To some it means losing their livelihood. I’ve already witnessed small businesses closing for good. Not just temporarily during this pandemic.

 

Please know wherever you are, however you’re felling – it’s OK. It’s OK to have decided you’re going to get in shape to run a marathon during this time – and it’s also OK if you’re going to eat cookies and binge watch TV. Nobody else knows how your new life is really affecting you – except for you. So please don’t compare yourself to others. Try to find ways to be gentle and kind to yourself, and reach out if you’re feeling alone.  And try to really witness the people who reach out to you. Don’t just throw them a blanket statement of how we’ll all get through this. That’s not going to look the same for anyone. You may not be able to fix anything for them, but acknowledging their personal struggles throughout all this may help them feel held, truly connected, truly seen, and bolstered up to trudge forward.

20% OFF

In Business, CT, for sale, gift certificate, Indulge, Manchester, Marketing, Massage, self care, Specials, Uncategorized on November 26, 2018 at 1:23 PM

Now through November 30, 2018 selected gift certificates for massage therapy are on sale! Take 20% OFF at purchase.

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Newsletter – Week of June 24, 2018

In Business, CT, Manchester, Marketing, Massage, Newsletter, self care, Specials, studio on main, Uncategorized on June 22, 2018 at 4:39 PM

My next newsletter comes out tomorrow  morning – and in it is a crazy good massage special for the month of July.  If you want to sign up to receive future newsletters so that you’ll always know when a special is coming – send me a quick email to tania@taniapalermo.com – and let me know.  All I need is your first name and a valid email address.

While you’re deciding … check out some of next week’s newsletter below:

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Why I picked PTSM for my initial training in massage .  .  .

I lived in the PNW for many years – specifically Bellingham, WA [or B-ham as some locals referred to it]. When I got the itch to consider massage therapy as a career I made phone calls to lots of local schools. The first thing that drew me to PTSM [Port Townsend School of Massage] was that the woman who answered the phone was from New York!
Seriously.
I’d been missing the East Coast and I loved that she had an accent I was familiar with … and that she was a little – I don’t know the right words for it – maybe forward and loud. All the people I was surrounded by in B-ham were so laid back and nice I sometimes didn’t know what to do with myself.
That was not the deciding factor, of course – but it felt like serendipity and got me to drive out to the school for an interview.
Fun fact about my time there. Each weekend we had class I had to drive down the coast a few hours to get to Whidbey Island to then get on a ferry that took me over to the Victorian Seaport of Port Townsend. One of my favorite parts of the trip was crossing Deception Pass. I wasn’t a photographer then … but stopped as often as I could to take pictures and walk around a little bit.
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If we had time before class started after getting off the ferry, my friend Charity and I would rush to the Tyler Street Coffee House to see if there were any scones available. Seriously the best scone I’ve ever had, and they only made them a few times a week, so scoring one was a treat.
The whole thing was an incredibly rewarding and life changing experience and I wouldn’t change it for anything. In fact thinking about it now is making me heart achingly nostalgic.
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Hydration Recipe:
Keeping hydrated is an important part of staying healthy. Water promotes cardiovascular health, keeps your body cool, helps muscles and joints work better and keeps skin supple. Here is this week’s hydration recipe:
Mango Pineapple Water
Ingredients:
1 medium sized mango, thinly sliced
1 cup pineapple, chopped
Water
Instructions:
Peel and slice one mango. Add 1 cup of finely chopped pineapple and water. Refrigerate 4-6 hours before drinking to allow flavors to infuse.
Bonus Tip:
Possible benefits of eating mango & pineapple:
Mango – may help to – promote clear skin; improve eye health; alkalize the body; & improve digestion.
Pineapple – may help to – aid immune system; support eye health; improve gut health [anti-inflammatory properties]; & strengthen gums.

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DIY Hand & Forearm Massage:

Too much texting?
Don’t worry.
Try this hand / forearm massage to help relax your muscles.
  • Relax one arm, palm up, on top of your thigh.
  • Push the heel of your other palm slowly along the forearm in the direction of your wrist.
  • Use enough pressure to feel some heat, but not to give yourself a brush burn.
  • Do the same thing across your open palm all the way down toward your fingertips, and again over the mound of your thumb.
  • Repeat a few times, and switch hands.

 

 

I’d love to send you tips too. If you want to sign up for the next newsletter leave your email in the comments below – or send me a quick message at: tania@taniapalermo.com

Head Shot | Manchester, CT

In art portraiture, Business, CT, Head Shot, Manchester, Marketing, Photography, Portrait, social media, Uncategorized on October 31, 2017 at 12:31 PM

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Are your head shots current?  Fresh? Unique? You? In today’s social media world it is vital to put your best face forward. Serious, playful, approachable? We can create several looks for you in just one session … and have fun doing it!

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My new studio is open at 330 Main Street in Manchester, CT and I can’t wait to help you with your photo needs.

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Call or go online today for more information.  Phone: 860-306-0067 | Online: Portrait Info

 

The Double Unwind

In Business, CT, for sale, Indulge, Manchester, Massage, self care, Specials, Uncategorized on September 7, 2017 at 10:30 AM

I have news to share. Many of you know that back in February I had to leave the original location of the studio unexpectedly. For the past six months or so I’ve been improvising in make shift spaces, and for a short time have been sharing a room with a new yoga instructor.

The news: we are relocating and expanding our current space.

I’ll be back on Main St in Manchester – just a few doors in the opposite direction of my original spot. A local man has purchased the old armory in town and has plans to rehab it and lease spaces to local businesses. When I walk through the building I have visions of it being an artist / wellness spot in town – there’s so much potential!!

To welcome you to the new location I’ve teamed up with the yoga instructor, Ellen Mangiafico, to create a special for the month of November. Grab a friend and come in for an hour of unwinding for only $50 each!! You’ll get a half hour massage and a half hour one-on-one yoga session at an enormously reduced rate.

I’m excited for you to come see our new location and to continue to grow and expand in Manchester.

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**Note – we will be moving into our new spot sometime in October. Until then you can still receive normal services at our current location on East Center Street.

Book your next service online HERE.

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