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I’m still here . . .

In covid-19, Massage, personal, self care, Uncategorized on May 10, 2020 at 4:17 PM

A quick hello to let you know I’m still here and can’t wait to work with you again . . .

 

Two quick ways you can use reflex points at home to help manage anxiety. Let me know how they work for you.

Take Mini Breaks

In community, Massage, self care, Uncategorized on March 24, 2020 at 10:10 AM
I’ve been talking with fellow small business owner friends about ways to offer our services online. A lot of people I know sell products, so they can keep doing that via Etsy or their websites. Yoga studios are recording their classes and sharing them on YouTube … I’ve been so grateful for this!
While I can’t give you a massage online … we CAN keep talking about self care. It is especially vital right now to take mini breaks from any stress you may be experiencing.
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What’s an activity that you find restorative? I love the combination of spending time in nature with photography. It calms me right down. Look for the light. Focus on any hope you can find. Acknowledge all that IS working, all the good that IS showing up. Stay in the moment and know that RIGHT NOW you do have everything you need.
May you be well.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

In Massage, Uncategorized on March 17, 2020 at 1:15 PM

To the community of Massage Therapy clients at Tania Palermo Studio on Main:

An update from my previous letter.

After spending an enormous amount of time consulting with colleagues; looking for guidance from professional massage associations; and specifically taking direction from a well-respected pathology expert in massage – I’ve arrived at the hard decision to suspend my massage therapy practice from now through March 31st, or until the signs are clear that re-opening is safe and responsible.

If you have an appointment scheduled during this time, I will follow-up directly with you to reschedule.

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As you know, I follow careful infection control in my office. Added measures, while helpful in reducing risk, do not fully address the need to “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 cases through social distancing. At this point, epidemiologists, government agencies, and school departments all point to the importance of minimizing close contact.

For the record, though, I want you to know that the contact we have brings me joy. I will miss greeting you, talking with you, and providing you with this service. I always look forward to seeing you.

Thank you for being a client or friend of my practice. I hope the weeks ahead are as smooth as possible for you and for everyone you hold dear.

I can’t wait to see you on the other side of this crisis.

May you be well. May you be at peace. May you be happy. May you be filled with loving kindness.

 

Tania

MAY YOU BE WELL

In Massage, self care, Uncategorized on March 13, 2020 at 1:57 PM

To the community of Massage Therapy clients at Tania Palermo Studio on Main:

During this time it continues to be valuable to find ways to reduce stress, calm your nervous system and boost the immune system – and regular therapeutic massage can help you achieve these goals.

I want to assure you that the health and sanitation practices we are all being asked to follow now, have been set in place in my office always, and will continue to be followed diligently. This includes things like washing and sanitizing sheets; blankets; towels; face cradle covers; etc.  Disinfecting surfaces you or I may touch like door handles; tables; stools, etc. I have always, and will continue, to wash my hands and use hand sanitizer both before and after your massage session – and ask that you do the same.

For your part:  please reschedule your session if you are feeling unwell. Come to your massage mindful of your own wellness and cleanliness, wash or sanitize your hands before and after our time together, refrain from touching your face, use a Kleenex if you need to cough or sneeze, etc., and drink more water after your massage to keep tissues well hydrated and functioning with ease.

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Along with continuing to receive therapeutic massage, I recommend doing whatever is possible, within your means, to boost your immune system, lower your anxiety and keep you focused on wellness.

For me that means things like:

Walking outside – the fresh air lifts the spirit, movement is wonderful for the body and spending time in the woods or at the ocean actually reduces stress levels. You’ve heard me speak of Shinrin-Yoku before, which is the Japanese art of forest bathing. They actually use this as a form of preventative medicine and it is proven to reduce stress hormone production, lower heart rate and blood pressure, boost the immune system and plain old made you happy. At the very least it can’t hurt, is free to do and will make sure you feel less cooped up and isolated during this time when we are all being asked to stay home.

I’m also paying attention to:

How much sleep I get. Things like using lavender essential oil at night can help promote a more restful slumber. I’m drinking more water, practicing yoga, doing meditation to raise my vibration and keep me focused on health, and increasing the vitamins and mineral I’m taking. I tend to go for naturopathic, preventative measures first – which means I’ve been including more elderberry syrup, Brazil nuts, spirulina, zinc, vitamin c and other vitamins and minerals into my daily routine.  Do your own research on ways to support yourself and know that operating from a place of calm and ease is a way to be kind to your body and immune system as it supports you through this time.

May you be well. May you be at peace. May you be happy. May you be filled with loving kindness.

Tania

 

Summer Massage Special

In Indulge, Manchester, Massage, self care, Specials, Uncategorized on July 11, 2019 at 5:51 PM

Summer is here. Yay! Vacations, beach time, dinners outside on the deck. We can get so busy spending as much time as possible enjoying the fresh air and sun, entertaining our children, catching up with old friends … that we forget to keep up our self-care routines. I’ve just made it easier for you to set aside an hour for continued “me time”. Today through August 31st, 2019 all regularly priced 60 minute Swedish or Therapeutic Massage sessions will be 15% OFF on appointments booked Tuesday – Thursday.  Just use the secret code word “SUMMER” at check out.

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Follow this link to book your next session now!

 

$12 OFF Gift Certificates

In CT, gift certificate, Indulge, Manchester, Massage, Specials, Uncategorized on December 13, 2018 at 12:03 PM

There are 12 shopping days left ’til Christmas.

$12 off

Shop online through 12/24/18 to take $12 OFF select gift certificates for massage.

Find this special and shop now HERE.

 

New Massage Series Pricing for 2019

In Indulge, Manchester, Massage, self care, Specials, Uncategorized on December 4, 2018 at 12:58 PM

Beginning January 1, 2019 a new set of massage packages will be offered.

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You will be able to purchase a series of three (3) Therapeutic or Swedish Massages at a 5% savings and a series of six (6) Therapeutic or Swedish Massages at a 10% savings. All of the new packages are titled “Self Care Package” and can be found HERE under the “Special Offers” tab.

All of the old package offerings will still be available for purchase through December 31, 2018 and will be honored until they expire.

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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GO HERE TO PURCHASE

 

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:

Port Townsend WA for June 24 newsletter

 

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

Win a Free One Hour Massage!

In gift certificate, Massage, Refresh, self care, Specials, Uncategorized on December 1, 2017 at 8:39 AM

Are you or is anyone you know stressed out?  Massage may be part of the solution.

win free massage

Every time you come in for a massage between 12/01/17 and 01/31/18, you will be entered into a drawing to win a “self care bundle” that includes:  a gift certificate for a one hour massage; a handmade massage balm; and a microwaveable heat pack!

BOOK YOUR NEXT MASSAGE HERE

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