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Insomnia?

In Massage on March 31, 2021 at 3:48 PM

If you have insomnia, or an active mind at night – try using this pressure point. Massaging ‘Heart 7’ for 30 seconds on each wrist may help you become sleepy more easily. Try it and let me know if it helps.

Active Isolated Stretching

In Massage, self care, Uncategorized on January 28, 2021 at 5:19 PM

Quickly increase the range of movement in your neck by using a simple technique called Active Isolated Stretching. I’ll teach you two stretches in this video and give you an introduction to what A.I.S. is. By actively using our breath we increase blood flow to the tissues – and that means more oxygen and nutrients getting to the muscles. By specifically engaging one muscle group – the opposite is encouraged to relax – this is called reciprocal inhibition. And by holding each stretch for only 2 seconds we avoid engaging the stretch reflex. Try it out and let me know what results you achieve. As always I look forward to hearing from you. ūüôā

Reiki

In covid-19, Massage, self care, Uncategorized on December 15, 2020 at 4:55 PM

Not sure you’re ready to come back in for a massage session? Why not try long distance energy work. You can receive it right from the safety of your own home.

Box Breathing

In Massage, Refresh, self care on October 29, 2020 at 3:09 PM

Use this simple technique with your breath to reduce some stress and anxiety right now. Try it and let me know how it supported you.

Relieve neck tension …

In Massage, reflexology on October 14, 2020 at 4:42 PM

Use some reflex points in the hands to reduce stress in the neck, head, and spine! Let me know if it helps.

p.s. **the mount of venus is the fleshy area of the thumb pad – palm readers identify different parts of the hands with the planets**

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

MAY 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE

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

Hello ‚Äď

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 ‚Äď I still don‚Äôt know ‚Äď 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 ‚Äď 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‚Äôve posted two videos on social media ‚Äď one with some reflexology tips to reduce anxiety ‚Äď 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. ;)

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.

Keeping Quiet

In CT, landscape, local artist, Manchester, personal, Photography, self care, Uncategorized on March 26, 2020 at 4:22 PM

Self-care for me today meant … walking in the woods, taking pictures, saying hello to strangers and¬† their playful puppies and … reading poetry. What did it look like for you?

 

                                                       

Keeping Quiet

by Pablo Neruda

“Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still
for once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

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Fishermen in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would not look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

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What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.

Life is what it is about…

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If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with
death.

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Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.‚ÄĚ

 

 

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. ‚ô•

 

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