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Wellness for Makers!

I'm Missy 






Free Mini-Guide: Creative's Guide to Happy Healthy Hands 

Open for Pre-Orders!  

As an artist, I understand the toll that an active studio practice can have on the body. The repetitive tasks that artists and crafters take on every day often lead to strain and pain. I have worked hard to transform all of the information I’ve learned throughout the years about movement, posture, massage, and the artist’s studio practice into digestible ideas for you to consider in your studio.

That's why during the pandemic, I wrote a book with the art and craft community in mind! Wellness for Makers: A Movement Guide for Artists is now available for pre-orders on the Schiffer Publishing website, Barnes and Noble, Target, Thrift Books, Amazon, and more! By following the 40+ exercises outlined in this book with detailed photos, you will learn the best ways to sit, stand, walk, and move to reduce your risk of injury in the studio. My goal is to help you improve your posture and reduce your risk of developing a repetitive strain injury over time. Use this as a resource to learn the actions, techniques, and best practices that will allow you to move in a way that strengthens your studio practice and body. 

Want to see it in your local bookstore or craft school? I'd love for you to share it with them. 


3 Week Movement Class Pack

Let's move together! This class pack is a move at your own pace pre-recorded course. You will receive a movement break every week for the next 3 weeks. Each class is 10-20 mins long. These movement breaks are designed to teach you accessible techniques to find relief and build strength in your neck and shoulders. Get ready to gain more awareness in the body! After the 3 weeks are complete you will be able to go back to each class again and again. The more often you practice these techniques, the more results you will see in your body.


Have questions about your studio practice? 

Schedule an "Ask Missy" 1:1 Session. This session allows us to have a more in-depth conversation about your studio practice(s). You will have the opportunity to show me the way that you work and ask your questions over zoom. I will evaluate and deconstruct your movements patterns and processes that are causing you strain in the studio. We will discuss ways to create more longevity in your body.

Sessions will take place over Zoom. A scheduling link will be sent to you after purchase in order to select a time slot that works best for you.


Hey Maker

I'm Missy Graff Ballone. I am the Founder and Podcast Host of Wellness for Makers! My mission is to motivate and empower creatives, like you, through education, mindful-living, and movement! I use my backgrounds as an Artist, Alignment-based Yoga Instructor RYT500, and Licensed Massage Therapist to make information about the body accessible to artists everywhere. As an artist, I understand the aches and pains that go into having an active studio practice. That's why I decided to use my specializations to create offerings and events just for you! 


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