In Pursuit of Body-And-Mind Welliness­


Advance Medical Massage offers individualized care solutions

Everyday aches and pains can do more than create momentary discomfort. That kink in your back or neck might be creating additional stress that interrupts your ability to sleep, which in turn could impact your performance at work. 

It’s small pangs such as these that are often the true root cause of issues that make your overall quality of life deteriorate incidentally. Often, we – and even our trusted physicians – seek out ways to pinpoint the core issue and fail to see the bigger picture or understand how each cog in the machine impacts one another.

A well-oiled machine, or person in this instance, requires care and an acute attention to detail that extends from body to mind. Everyone’s needs are unique, but it’s safe to say that mental conditioning is just as important as physical well-being. Both work in tandem to ensure you are operating to your full potential, while remaining pain- and stress-free. Advance Medical Massage in East Lansing understands the importance of this outlook better than most.

“We’re a medical facility that uses medical massage and reflexology to measure each patient’s needs,” said owner Heather Hanton. “We look at everything from a medical maintenance standpoint, instead of just as a spa, to make sure we’re enabling people to take better care of themselves. We have different styles of therapy … and our therapists make recommendations to each patient.”

Advance Medical Massage offers more than your average massage center or spa. With an emphasis on providing medically backed mind-and-body wellness solutions, the facility offers everything from a standard 60-minute massage to specialized head massage and reflexology sessions aimed to relieve and reduce migraines.

Currently, the business has nine certified therapists, each with their own unique specialties and disciplines to ensure that most, if not all, customer needs are met appropriately. They have also exhibited growth with the addition of three large rooms, which will serve as a perfect space for couple massages.

The cost of medical care and insurance requirements prohibit many from seeking out care that extends beyond their immediate needs, making the undertaking of pursuing complete mind-and-body wellness inaccessible in theory. However, the beauty of Advance Medical Massage is that the organization is conscious of these worries and works to ensure its care is accessible to a larger audience.

“With our membership model, we basically want to make sure that people can come in without breaking their budget,” explained Hanton. “We want to make sure it’s affordable for people to come in and get taken care of. Our membership model ensures patients will be in for multiple visits, and we like this because we want to help create long-term wellness instead of solely catering to patients who just want a luxury experience or a quick fix.”

To learn more about Advance Medical Massage, see the complete list of services and learn how the business can help you achieve mind-and-body wellness, visit

Adam Lansdell

Adam Lansdell

Adam Lansdell is an Alumni of Grand Valley State University, and currently a Communication Specialist with M3 Group of Lansing. With a passionate for all things creative it comes as no surprise that he’s also a musician, movie buff and graphic designer. Adam spends his down time biking, and spending too much of his personal income on concert tickets or vinyl records

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