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Holistic Program at UM Back and Pain Center

The team of pain specialists at The University of Michigan Health Back and Pain Center provides the most advanced treatment options available in a supportive, compassionate environment. Patients have recently been introduced to another pain-relieving method that is gaining traction and seeing success.

            The Healing Touch program, one of many non-pharmacological pain management options provided by the center, is non-invasive, effective, non-toxic and economical. It is a relaxing, nurturing energy therapy that balances emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Gentle, intentional touch brings relaxation and balance to the body.

            Becky Bail, RN, CHTP, RYT-200,  spearheaded the new program. Vanessa Shamany-Fakhoury, MBA, MHA, RN, senior nursing director for Ambulatory Care, Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Neurosciences & Behavioral Health, says, “The program embraces its community-centric identity. There’s a demand for access to this sort of treatment, and Michigan Medicine provides it.”

Location: 325 E Eisenhower Pkwy., Level 1, Ann Arbor. For more information, call 734-615-7246 or visit