Connection Workshop

In Massage Therapy, connection is everything. It is the ability to sense where a muscle is tight and when pressure is too much. We took this a step further and explored connection in movement by inviting Torch Valley Dance Co. to our Workshop Wednesday at Elemental Compass. Instructor Josh Kiel lead exercises to increase sensory awareness, balance, and agility. We then applied these lessons in the massage room with table exercises lead by Beverley Fryer. Overall we had a blast and can’t wait for our next Workshop at Elemental Compass.

Effective for:

Depression and Anxiety

Depression and Anxiety is a common issue that many in our society struggle with. The body’s way to handle stress is to create adrenaline and cortisol inducing a “fight-or-flight” response. The short-term effects of these hormones are harmless but long-term can be devastating and destructive. The body does not heal when it is stuck in a “fight-or-flight” response. The body needs to enter a relaxed state to heal fully and properly. Regular massage helps reduce the amount of cortisol in the body while increasing the production of serotonin. This improves your mood and increases your ability to cope and handle stress.

Digestive Disorders

Digestive Disorders often occur as a result of excess stress as well. The body needs to be in a relaxed state to digest food. This is critical to healing the body. If proper digestion doesn’t occur, proper assimilation of food also doesn’t occur. Tissues and joints will break down over time if they do not have the nutrition they need to repair themselves leading to degeneration and injury. Massage promotes digestion and increases metabolism.


Fibromyalgia is a chronic musculoskeletal condition that causes tightening in the skeletal muscles and connective tissue. This condition affects women more than men and its cause is often unknown. Pain is experienced when muscles and connective tissue are tight. Getting on a regular massage regimen greatly reduces the effects of fibromyalgia by loosening muscles and breaking up adhesions in the connective tissues.


Fertility Massage promotes fertility particularly in women who receive abdominal massage. Studies show that massages promote regular menstrual cycles and balances hormones, improves ovarian function, egg quality, and natural ovulation. Massage can help with pain caused by endometriosis. Other benefits of massage therapy are the breaking up of scar tissue caused by Caesarean sections and abdominal surgery.

Scar tissue

Scar tissue is denser than normal tissue. Manual manipulation of scar tissue can decrease thickness of the scar tissue as well as sensitivity. Oftentimes after injury or surgery, scar tissue will become very stiff and inflexible. Massage will increase circulation through the scar tissue and increase the flexibility of the scar tissue. Massage is critical to add to your Postoperative Care for the reduction of scar tissue and to regain flexibility in the tissues and joints post-surgery.


4 Session Package

60 Minutes Each


5 Session Package

60 Minutes Each


8 Session Package

60 Minutes Each


12 Session Package

60 Minutes Each


120-Minute Therapeutic Massage

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90-Minute Therapeutic Massage

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75-Minute Therapeutic Massage

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60-Minute Therapeutic Massage

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45-Minute Therapeutic Massage

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30-Minute Therapeutic Massage

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What They Say

I’ve been searching for a massage therapist that listens to my needs and I am soooo pleased to say I think I have! Ryan was amazing! Definitely recommend!


Beverly is a very talented massage therapist and she is so strong! Easily one of the best massages I’ve ever had. She found so many of my problem areas quickly and worked on them consciously. Can’t wait for my next massage!

Aubrie Parth

Very friendly and knowledgeable. Excellent massages. Bev just moved in here from her other location because she needed more room for her crew. You won’t be disappointed.

Chris G.

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Relax knowing your search for relief is over. Your health and body are in good hands with Elemental Compass.

Office Hours

Mon – Fri — 9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday — 9:00am – 2:00pm
Sunday — 9:00am – 5:00pm 

Our Location

812 S Garfield Avenue, Suite 7
Traverse City, MI 49686