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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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New Main Location: Manchester, CT

In Business, CT, Indulge, Manchester, Massage, Specials, studio on main, Uncategorized, Yoga on March 29, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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I’m excited to share with you the new main location for Tania Palermo [Studio on Main]. I’ll be sharing this space with Ellen Mangiafico who will be doing intimate yoga classes and yoga therapy sessions.
Beginning April 1, 2017  Massage Therapy services will be available at:
357 East Center Street in Manchester
Appointments will be booked Monday-Thursday and Saturday.
When you book online today you’ll be able to take advantage of a limited time special rate to help welcome old and new clients into my new space.
I’ve only ever offered such a steep discount one other time – so act now and let the relaxation begin!
 
Head shot & portrait photography services will be integrated into this new location within a few weeks as well. Contact me directly for inquiries.
I look forward to seeing you and welcoming you into this new location soon!
Contact info
Phone: 860.306.0067
Email: tania@taniapalermo.com

14 things I’ve learned since leaving massage school : #5

In CT, Indulge, Manchester, Massage, self care, Uncategorized on March 22, 2016 at 5:44 PM

(March 15th marked 14 years since my first day of massage school out in Port Townsend, WA. I spent a little time reflecting on what I’ve learned from having my hands on countless bodies of all different shapes, sizes, and levels of health over the years.  In random order here are some of my observations and things I wish my clients knew.)

#5  It’s an honor to work with you.

Back when I started my first practice in CT, over 12 years ago now, I had a client come to me to receive massage while she went through her treatment for cancer. I felt unqualified and a little bit nervous to lay my hands on this beautiful soul. At the time I was still fairly fresh out of school and I hadn’t done any long term work with anyone battling that disease. For various reasons, at that time there was still some lingering debate going on about whether or not it was even OK to do certain types of bodywork while a patient was receiving treatment.  [The landscape has changed a lot since then.]

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Needless to say we proceeded mindfully and with approval from her doctor. We were intentional about communication, not doing work that was too deep for her to be able to process, etc.  As the months went by we were doing less physical bodywork and more laying on of hands and energy work because that was all she could handle. My client was losing her battle with cancer and continued to come see me week after week because she needed a safe place to be. She needed to be witnessed. She needed a place to fall apart before she went back to her husband and children at home.  The simple, but powerful art of therapeutic touch gave her comfort and helped fill her spirit just enough to get through a few more hours.

I was heartbroken when I heard she lost her battle with cancer. All these years later I am still awed that she choose me and trusted me to share those sacred moments with her. I consider myself lucky to have spent that time with her and I still feel that way today any time a new client chooses to trust me with their well-being for an hour or so. It is an honor to work with you. ♥

14 things I’ve learned since leaving massage school : #2

In CT, Indulge, Manchester, Massage, self care, Uncategorized on March 17, 2016 at 2:24 PM

March 15th marked 14 years since my first day of massage school out in Port Townsend, WA.

I spent a little time reflecting on what I’ve learned from having my hands on countless bodies of all different shapes, sizes, and levels of health over the years.  In random order here are some of my observations and things I wish my clients knew.

#2 Wherever you are in your self-care journey is OK

Yesterday I encouraged you to consider not drinking that quad espresso before arriving for your relaxing massage appointment.

I also need to state that, if you do – it’s OK.

Just show up. Be as present as you can. Do your best to just BE in your body. Let go of an attachment to the outcome of your session time and simply pay attention to what your body may be telling you.

The massage room is a no-judgment zone.

Sometimes you’re going to come in and zone right out. Other times you’re going to chat nonstop because it’s the only way to let yourself unwind. You may get one massage a year because you still feel guilty taking “me-time” or because that’s what your budget allows. Sometimes you’ll come in once a week and think a 90 minute massage isn’t enough time because you know that the more your needs are met, the more of you there is to offer to your loved ones. It’s all good.

This could be you...

One of my favorite regular clients was an older woman who started taking care of herself much later in life. She said she didn’t start understanding the value of self-care until she was an ‘old lady.’

At our first meeting she told me (para phrasing), “Look – this is my body. Take it or leave it. It’s been well used. It’s birthed children. It has scars and wobbly bits. There is a tattoo where most people will never see it and hair growing in places I wish it wouldn’t. I’ve spent my whole life taking care of others, putting myself last or not on the list at all. I’ve never felt worthy of this kind of indulgence. Now I know. Life goes by fast. People I spent my whole life nurturing have died. I worked 40 years at a job and never felt appreciated. Now my body is breaking down and there is no one here to piece me back together.  I deserve to be loved, nurtured, valued and respected. I’m making up for lost time here doll, so make it good!”

It took her most of her life to learn how to receive, but once she figured out how valuable she was nothing was going to stand in her way. I know you deserve to carve out time to take care of you. My client knows it too. And wherever you are on that journey – whatever kind of time and space you carve out, or don’t –  however you show up – is perfectly OK.

Small Business Saturday 11-28-15

In Indulge, Massage, Open House, self care, Specials, Uncategorized on November 23, 2015 at 5:51 PM

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May Massage Special | Mother’s Day | Manchester, CT

In Indulge, Massage, Refresh, Specials on May 9, 2014 at 5:39 PM

I posted a few days back that May 1, 2014 was the one year anniversary in the studio. As a thank you for your continued support I’ve created my own mini “living social” sort of special. Buy one massage | get one half off!! The coupons can be purchased through May 31, 2014 and are valid through October 2014.  I’ve had many last-minute phone calls today inquiring if these can be purchased for Mother’s Day Gifts. Yes! Hurry on down. You still have time. :)

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Vintage 8 | Fine Art Prints | Manchester, CT

In Art, Indulge, local artist, Photography on May 2, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Coming soon to the studio – “the vintage 8”. Eight handcrafted, mix and match 8×8 prints of a handful of nostalgic items.

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Massage Special | Manchester, CT | One year anniversary

In Business, Indulge, Massage, Specials on April 24, 2014 at 4:03 PM

May 1st will mark the one year anniversary for Studio on Main. Seems like just yesterday I was hanging the sign out front and crossing my fingers that someone would come. To thank you for your continued support I’m pampering you with a rare massage special. Reduce stress and ease your aches and pains by purchasing a limited offer coupon – buy one massage / get one free! Contact the studio for details.

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Massage Gift Certificates | Special | Manchester, CT

In Indulge, Massage, Specials on November 27, 2013 at 5:15 PM

$60 Swedish Massage Special | Manchester, CT

In Indulge, Massage, Specials on October 24, 2013 at 1:19 PM

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