Dragonfly, Uniquely Marblehead

Dragonfly, Uniquely Marblehead

An interview with Tanis Yannetti.

Tell us about Dragonfly Unique Curations and why you started it. The store is an intentional eclectic assortment of beautiful, unique and interesting pieces. My mom, Marilyn Yannetti, and I are excited about featuring handcrafted items and giving artists a venue to show their work, while also stocking the store with an ever-changing array of other desirable items. We started this business to do something creative together as mother and daughter. We wanted to combine our love of art and searching for treasures to share this with our community.  

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? The best piece of business advice I ever received was observed rather than articulated. I worked with my father, Ronnie Yannetti, in a family business for many years, and even before I worked with him, I watched how he conducted himself in business. He always took the high road and was always a gentleman. My father was beloved by all because he treated everyone with empathy, kindness, and respect. When I am at odds with what to do, I try to always ask myself, what would Ronnie do? And then I do that.  

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? My favorite spot in Marblehead is our home, because it houses our amazing family and beloved dogs.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? I don’t think people who know me are surprised by much at all. Take that as you may.

Dragonfly Unique Curations
Owners: Tanis and Marilyn Yannetti
133 Washington St, Marblehead 
dragonflymhd.com or @dragonflyshopmhd

Meet North Shore Myofascial Release

Meet North Shore Myofascial Release

Tell us about North Shore Myofascial Release and why you started it. My background as a massage therapist working in a pain management practice allowed me to work with clients experiencing various types of pain. However, I often felt frustrated by the limited results from the techniques I learned in massage school. This led me to pursue specialized training in myofascial release for five years. Clients who had struggled with pain for years and tried numerous therapies found lasting relief, better sleep and became more active, doing things they thought they wouldn’t be able to do. I also experienced significant improvements in my own body, more freedom, feeling calmer and less pain.

 In 2009, when the understanding of fascia’s importance was still emerging, I saw the profound impact myofascial release had on my clients and myself. I became motivated to share these benefits more widely, I rebranded my massage therapy practice to exclusively myofascial release and founded North Shore Myofascial Release in Peabody, MA in 2014.

I later relocated the practice from Peabody to my home office in Marblehead during the pandemic. I specialize in helping women out of pain so they can be active, enjoy time with their families, travel comfortably, and age gracefully. This year I’m celebrating 10 years! Reflecting on this journey, I’m proud of the difference I’ve made in empowering women to find natural, lasting relief from pain. Myofascial release addresses the fascia-related problems underlying issues like back pain, headaches, jaw pain and other pain symptoms offering hope and healing to those who thought that they had to live with the pain. Beyond the physical benefits, my practice aims to foster a supportive community where women can share their experiences, learn from one another, and feel empowered in their health and wellness journeys.

What is the best piece of business advice you’ve ever received? The best piece of business advice I ever received was to trust my intuition. Some of the biggest changes I’ve made that had the greatest impact were made by listening to my inner self and taking action based on that guidance. 

What is your favorite spot in Marblehead, and why? We’re lucky to have many beautiful spots in Marblehead, but my favorite is Salem Harbor near Village Dock. Living along the harbor, I often go down to listen to the wildlife, watch the boats and read. There are incredible sunsets. Sometimes, I swim, practice yoga or paddleboard. The harbor is part of my daily life. It’s the perfect place to take time for myself and is a source of inspiration.

What is something people would be surprised to learn about you? People usually aren’t surprised to hear this after they get to know me, but before I started my career in holistic healing, I was a preschool teacher. The experience taught me patience, empathy and the importance of nurturing others, which influences my approach to myofascial release therapy today. I also have a strong creative side! I love to paint and collect items in nature to decorate my house. 

North Shore Myofascial Release
Jessica Kaloutas

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