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Inside Out

In 2022, Art, for sale, local artist, personal, Uncategorized on November 21, 2022 at 12:37 PM

I’ve been doing a lot of writing this month. I joined a challenge to write a book – or 50,000 words, in 30 days. It has been in the back of my mind to write about some lifetime trauma and struggle – often started and stopped due to the voice in my head that insists no one will be interested. In October I came across this quote from Sandra Cisneros – whose first book in 28 years was being published – she said, “I’d throw my poems under the bed, like Emily Dickinson,” she said, ” One of the things I learned from Emily – Miss Emily, I should say with respect-is that you don’t have to publish in your lifetime, but you have to write.”

That completely freed me. I never have to share, but I do need to write. Words and memories have been pouring out of me. Each old wound up for re-examination, for feeling and letting go of, and hopefully, to earn a new narrative once I’m through processing.

This painting was made during the first 15 or so days of the writing process. It doesn’t look like my work to me, and I’ve been curious to see what shape it would take. A friend and I examined it one morning – and we both began to see a figure on the right hand side of the piece. I saw an owl, a caldron at the feet of the figure, some hands, and a discarded mask in a corner, and my friend said, ‘oh – that looks like your liver and a bunch of your insides…and that’s your third eye falling off the side of your face looking at the guts you’ve taken out…” We both got goosebumps and saw the expression of the writing process making its way onto the canvas.

The intuitive art making experience is so cool. I did start off with an idea for this work, but it quickly disappeared as I added colors and shapes randomly – and then the painting revealed itself

16”x20”x3/4”

Acrylic and other things on wood panel

$175 local pick up

$200 shipped in US

Sail Away – ready to go

In 2022, Art, for sale, local artist on November 4, 2022 at 4:38 PM

UPDATE – THIS HAS FOUND A NEW HOME – THANK YOU! :-)

I’ve become attached to having this one hanging on my wall . . . but it’s now varnished and ready to find a new home. It has changed ever so slightly from the previous post so these pictures are the final painting.

All photos have been taken in natural light to show the true colors to the best of my ability.

Acrylic and oil sticks and other things on wood panel. SOLD

18″x24″x3/4″

$230 local pick up

$260 shipped in U.S.

Sail Away

In 2022, Art, local artist on October 30, 2022 at 12:49 PM

UPDATE – THIS HAS FOUND A NEW HOME – THANK YOU! :-)

‘sail away’ will be available once it dries and is sealed [in about a week].

I’m loving being surrounded by all these colors . . . especially when the light hits it just right. I’d been trying to resolve this painting by attempting to reign in the chaos . . . then started to love how everyone who looked at it used their imaginations to see vastly different things within the chaos. . . . and witnessing their journeys made me happy. :-)

18x24x3/4″ acrylic, oil sticks and other things , on wood panel. SOLD

$230 local pick up

$260 shipped in U.S.

75 Minute Massage

In 2022, body positive, Business, Manchester, Massage, self care on August 30, 2022 at 3:12 PM

Now offering 75 minute sessions for both Swedish and Therapeutic Massage. When 60 minutes doesn’t feel long enough and 90 minutes is hard to carve out of your busy schedule …. give 75 minutes a try for that extra boost of relaxation.

BOOK YOUR MASSAGE SESSION NOW

How do you take care of you?

In Massage, self care on August 3, 2022 at 1:10 PM

Hello!

I can’t believe we are already in August. Summer months seem to fly by as an adult.

I hope you’ve been able to get out and enjoy. Despite being someone who’s always melted in the heat – I’ve been really proactive about enjoying the outdoors while we can …. swimming, walking/hiking, reading a book in the sun, getting my hands in some dirt, making art, and dinners on the deck … because spending time in nature really improves my mental health.  Outside of getting regular massage, any kind of outdoor movement seems to support me the best.

What helps you feel calmer or rejuvenated?

Hope to see you in my office soon. Until then, take care of you. ♥

BOOK YOUR NEXT MASSAGE HERE

Joyful Movement

In body positive, community, local artist, personal, self care on June 7, 2022 at 3:33 PM

I’m not much of a selfie person … but every once in a while I’ll throw one up so you know who you’re interacting with. I know when I’m making a decision on whether or not to do business with someone, I like to know something about who I’m supporting … especially with a profession like massage therapy.

This morning I started a Summer Training Camp. It’s a supportive online community with women of all body shapes and sizes where we’ll spend 12 weeks either prepping for anything from a 5K to a half marathon or doing a weight lifting program. I choose both 😳🏋️‍♀️🏃‍♀️. I’ll probably stick to walking … but the encouragement of the program may get me to run (ahem…slow jog) again. We’ll see.

Either way that’s not really the point. It’s about finding joyful movement…whatever that means to you…in whatever body you’re living in right now …without intent to change it – just to enjoy and care for it. :)

Anyways … they asked for us each to post a pic so we can get to know one another … and that’s why I even have a pic to share here…

Anyone local want to sign up too? They’re leaving it open for the rest of today. It would be fun to have in person community along with the online one. 😊 In fact I’ve been wanting to start a walking group for those of us who move SLOW for a while. I’d love to hear from you if you’re interested.

Massage Reviews

In 2022, Massage, meditation, reflexology, self care, Uncategorized on April 6, 2022 at 12:32 PM

These are
a handful of recent reviews
from massage clients.
It always fills me with a
sense of purpose to know
that an hour spent together
can shift the outcome of your day.
Holding safe space, being present,
creating a respite,
hoping you feel heard and
witnessed . . .
these are things I like to do.

You can schedule your next massage appointment by going to the MASSAGE tab and clicking the BOOK NOW button. See you soon! :)

Updates for 2022: Covid-19, Pricing, and Instagram

In 2022, body positive, Business, covid-19, CT, Manchester, Massage, reflexology, self care, studio on main, Uncategorized on January 6, 2022 at 12:38 PM

Happy New Year!

Crossing my fingers for a more easeful 2022, how about you?

This message is being sent to keep you updated on Covid policies and session pricing for 2022.

We’ve all experienced price increases across industries and I’ve noticed that many of my colleagues have upped their massage fees –  most to $90 an hour.

At this time I am choosing **NOT TO RAISE PRICES**. I don’t want a higher appointment rate to be a barrier to your wellness through massage.

Rather than raise prices, I am considering removing package discount pricing – however at this time you can still purchase two sessions at once to save 5%.

Photo by Anete Lusina on Pexels.com

COVID policies: 

Masks are again required throughout your session – no matter your vaccination status. All last-minute cancellation fees will be waived for the time being.  I urge you to please reschedule your time with me if you feel unwell in any way or have been knowingly exposed to anyone who has tested positive for the virus.

I continue to keep 30 minutes between clients so that the massage room can be cleaned and sanitized thoroughly. An air filter is run throughout your session, my hands are washed, hand sanitizer is used, a mask is worn, etc.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

My main priority is to continue to support your heath and well being and keep us all safe.

I look forward to working with you soon!
Be well,
Tania

P.S. I occasionally post self care videos over on INSTAGRAM, along with some of my art. If there is something you’d like to learn about – maybe reflexology points for different aches and pains – message me and look for the video over there. You can find me @TANIAPALERMOSTUDIOONMAIN



10% OFF GIFT CERTIFICATES FOR MASSAGE

In CT, gift certificate, Manchester, Massage, self care, Specials, Uncategorized on November 24, 2021 at 3:50 PM

Happy Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday … oh my!!

From today through December 1, 2021 Gift Certificates are 10% OFF and you can purchase them online, right from the comfort of your home. 🙂

We all know someone who has truly gone above and beyond over the past year.

Show them their hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed.

Massage is a wonderful way to express your gratitude and to make them feel appreciated this holiday season.

To show my appreciation for you, I’m offering gift certificates for 10% OFF  from now until December 1, 2021

It couldn’t be easier to purchase one of my gift certificates.

Simply click or tap the link below to head over to the Gift Certificates section of my website, then select the “Promotions” tab and choose the gift certificate of your choice.

TREAT YOUR LOVED ONES THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Neck Massage

In CT, Indulge, Manchester, Massage, meditation, Refresh, self care, Uncategorized on October 20, 2021 at 2:37 PM

Did you know that the average head weighs around 11 pounds? That’s a lot to carry around and be supported by only 7 vertebrae on your neck. Regular therapeutic massage can help ease some of the tension and pain that is often held in the neck muscles . . . and it feels good. 🙂

Book your next session today.

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