Tsubo Blog


The Navy Seals of Dance

How lucky am I? All this past week I have had the chance to work with these amazing dancers as they prepare for “Available Light”, a remounting of Lucinda Childs 1983 collaboration with composer John Adams and architect Frank Gehry. “Available Light” is a gorgeous dance, different from “Einstein on the Beach” pictured above, but […]

Who Needs to Change?

How did you do with your New Year’s start? Did you take a few minutes to imagine the traction you wanted for yourself this year? I was thrilled to watch the clock tick midnight. I was eager to put another year behind me, knowing that I have better visions for myself today, and a whole […]

Why You Should Dance.

After a certain age or stage in life, opportunities to dance dry up. Why don’t we dance more? Slapping the steering wheel and nodding my head is as close as I get. Would you like to grab that hairbrush and wail into it while jogging like an impatient 3 year old? A national kiss of […]

Affordable Massage at Tsubo

When I went the Swedish Institute of Massage back in 1992, massage was not as well known or available to the masses. My classmates were middle class 20 yr.olds  dabbling in the world of massage and as indicated by the massive drop-out rate, not intending to make it a career.  A few of them are […]

Lower Your Stress Level with Mindfulness

Some of my favorite people practice Transcendental Meditation.  Oprah, Jerry Seinfeld, a few of us here at Tsubo Massage.  I have been interested since I saw a very dear friend undergo a shift from feeling trapped (for years) and hopeless, to open-hearted and at peace. I asked him what had happened, why did he look […]

If You Only Get One Service, This Might Be It.

I can’t get over how different the lives of my women friends are than those of my mother’s circle.  An author of my acquaintance suggests that we can’t use the excuses that our parents did – we can’t get away with the same logic as we don’t live in that world.  So true.  My mom […]

Chocolate Dilemma

The amazing Bershire Visitors Bureau is doing a February Chocolate promotion.  Here is what I am proposing for a new spectacular February Special.  I have eager therapists, I have ingredients, I have skills, what haven’t I got?  A name!  What do you think  of when you read this?  I think Calorie Free Massage, I think […]

I Don’t Believe in “Stress Free”

Yesterday, I was discussing stress with a client.  He said that he had no stress and I laughed out loud in disbelief – “If you have no stress, I am a grapefruit!”  The discussion turned to one of good stress vs. bad stress, and I tried repeatedly to explain that one’s body doesn’t have the […]

Madoff Business Plan

In 2005, my then landlord, a notorious man of Williamstown informed me I needed to find new digs for my bid’ness. I’d been running the Tsubo Massage Therapy shop for about 4 years and had expanded a pinch but I was not busting at the seams.  My landlord, who was both feared and rumored about, […]

Tiny Fey in Her Element

When I was little, in Sheboygan Falls Wisconsin, my Mom always had a great kitchen.  She still does.  My Mom has the kind of kitchen where everyone would end up a few minutes into a party, or upon entering the house from work, school, play.   My Dad had his spot.  My Dad loved his spot […]