New in Town: East Lansing gains retailer for zen and wellness on Grand River


Dennis Burck

Longtime East Lansing massage enterprise Massage and Wellness expanded final week into a two,000-square-foot operation, adding a retailer with neighborhood and fair trade artisan goods.

Owner Allan Glanz stated the expansion adds a lot more goods for students and residents to unwind and restore from anxiety. The retailer has an assortment of low-lit salt lamps, scented candles, massage oils and soaps.

“We are all about effectively-becoming. More than the months, it turned into some neighborhood solutions and some fair trade worldwide solutions,” Glanz stated. “But we want factors to be reasonably priced. We want persons to be in a position to give a present to a sorority sister or one thing.”

Glanz stated he went for an industrial aesthetic with a lot more rustic solutions. “When you feel Michigan, you feel of cabins and cottages. That is aspect of our effectively-becoming right here.”

1 of his fair-trade pieces is an organic shea butter created by a Michigan State University professor with aspect of the proceeds going to construct an orphanage in Ghana, Glanz added.

“We’ve got walls so far,” he stated.

A stone’s throw from the shea butter sees journals marketed to exactly where somebody can jot down their unsavory thoughts and lock them in a box.  “Some of it is just exciting. Some of it is just irreverent. But humor is aspect of effectively-becoming,” he stated.

Glanz got into the massage and wellness enterprise just after getting massages just after swimming in Hawaii.

“I in fact went to engineering college with a mechanical engineering degree from Western. I then segued into software program, talked to a massage therapist and got my certification in 2004.”

The space subsequent door had been vacant for a year and Glanz stated he looked to expand. Massage and Wellness had to leave its preceding place for the Micro Target that opened on Grand River in July.

“As far as I know, no massage spot has completed this ahead of in Lansing. You will see a tiny rack with solutions at most, but not a retailer.”

Glanz also stocks CBD solutions like tinctures, gummies and massage creams. “When you hear the stories about animals with arthritis becoming in a position to stroll effectively once more, I do not feel it can be a placebo impact.” 

He plans to give offers for each sides of his enterprise with 10% off something in the retailer with a massage and 10% off a massage or facial with a enough obtain from the retailer. 

A door to access each sections without the need of walking outdoors is in the performs, he added.

Amongst the fair trade solutions is also a concentrate on Himalayan goods with salts, prayer flags and candles. The multicolored Himalayan prayer flags on a ribbon are most usually noticed at the base camps of Mt. Everest.

Glanz keeps a portrait of his mom in the new retailer as effectively. He stated she was a massive influence on the improvement of his holistic life style.

“Back when I was a kid, she was told she required back surgery. Chiropractors had been voodoo back then and she came to the holistic mindset since she under no circumstances required back surgery,” Glanz stated. “We have inscribed about the photo one thing she believed: ‘Worry about nothing at all, pray about almost everything.’”

Massage &amp Wellness

Day-to-day, 10 a.m. to eight p.m.

541 E. Grand River Ave #five, East Lansing

(517) 203-1113,


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