Chiropractor and massage therapist opens combination spa in Williamston

Simone Ranes set out to create a healing space for her customers and patients based on the principle of moderation. She found the perfect space in Williamston, and has been providing a combination of massage, chiropractic and informal education classes to people with a range of needs since mid-2014.
Located at 1235 E. Grand River Road, Williamston Wellness provides what Ranes says is a place for healing where ancient wisdom and modern science come together in a luxury clinical environment.
"It's a much more comfy and cozy space than most health care offices," says Ranes who is both a massage therapist and chiropractor. "We've built the space with a respect for the past as well as for modern techniques and specialties."
Ranes is a graduate of Michigan State University, Lansing Community College's massage program, and of the Palmer Chiropractic College. Originally from the Upper Peninsula, she made her home in Williamston about two years ago after working for a decade in East Lansing.
Designed as a suburban spa and retreat, Williamston Wellness also provides specialized care to people with specific or complex health care needs. In addition to the use of Thompson drop and Flexion-Distraction tables, Ranes uses Sacro-Occipital Technique (S.O.T.) for analysis and treatment of most chiropractic cases. Clinical massage, Mayan abdominal massage, cranial-facial balancing, reflexology, and Reiki and divine healing.
Ranes says the mix of chiropractic and massage services provided through her 1,300-square foot center set her apart, as does the emphasis she places on Scandinavian values. Her décor reflects simplicity and tradition, with elements of wood, stone and rich warm colors. Patients also have access to landscaped gardens owned by the adjacent Miller Photography Studio that include a gazebo, river, waterfall and plenty of outdoor seating.
"Good health has to do with moderation," says Ranes. "Moderation is one of the most challenging things we face in our lives, and something I want my business to epitomize."
Upcoming plans include offering a line of homemade spa and bath products as well as unique seasonal gifts. Ranes is also working to develop and offer classes in natural health.
Source: Simone Ranes, D.C., Owner, Williamston Wellness
Writer: Ann Kammerer, News Editor
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