Board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic Michael Brannan emphasizes a whole-person approach, examining the body's musculoskeletal and nervous systems to attend to much more than just symptomatic pain. Before attempting to make any spinal adjustments, Dr. Brannan diagnoses ailments using spinal and postural screenings and x-rays to pinpoint problems and see what's going on inside the body. He then sits down with patients to discuss their medical history and determine if chiropractic care is the correct course of action. He knows that, sometimes, all that's needed to treat pain are corrective exercises, proper nutrition and lifestyle advice, and a giant lollipop.
If he decides that chiropractic therapy is needed, Dr. Brannan uses a variety of adjustments and employs massage therapy using modalities such as hot stone, relaxation, and chair massage for tense recliners. He later gives each person a wellness plan to follow at home.
Working beneath the well-trained hand and eye of Dr. Michael Brackney, the staff at Brackney Chiropractic Health Centers therapeutically treats the ongoing pains that stem from headaches, body aches, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. Since 1999, Brackney has harnessed the power of noninvasive and preventative treatments to help his patients experience life with a better range of motion and pain-free break dancing. At the health center, a cadre of massage therapists work in unison with the doctor to relieve aches and lessen muscle tension as a solution to chronic pains and tightness.
The Maori word “koru” refers to a newborn, unfurling fern—a symbol of the constantly renewing bond between different people. Guided by this symbol of growth, regeneration, and connection, Koru Esthetics’ proprietor Kathy—a licensed aesthetician and massage therapist, a certified NovaLash lash extensionist, and a member of Associated Skin Care Professionals—pampers customers with spa and beauty treatments. Acne and rosacea treatments, custom facials, and chemical peels boost skin health; eyebrow and eyelash tinting, eyelash extensions, and waxing services augment clients’ natural beauty. Clients can also relax with Kathy’s massage-therapy services instead of taking a nap on the grocery store’s cushy lettuce.
SoEmi Therapeutics allows people to indulge themselves with the revitalizing pampering of a thorough massage. Owner and certified therapist Brandy Fukusawa gives clients the options of Swedish, therapeutic, or deep-tissue sessions as well as reflexology and couples massage. Brandy can also bookend massages with a hot-stone facial, foot-exfoliation scrub, or paraffin dip for flummoxed fingers.
HealthQuest's nonsurgical treatments have raised many eyebrows in the sports world, especially around the locker rooms at Ford Field. The center often finds itself the temporary home to some of Detroit's gridiron greats, who take advantage of the staff's non-invasive chiropractic treatments—which combine the power of pulsed laser light and traditional chiropractic care to alleviate knots and aches—to stay in Sunday shape. Non-football clients also find relief, consulting with HealthQuest's doctors on treatments to increase blood flow, decrease inflammation, and promote soft tissue healing.
The therapists at First Oriental Therapy Center help bodies and minds heal themselves with relaxing massage and acupuncture services. While they’re versed in traditional massage techniques—such as Swedish, deep tissue, and hot stone—therapists also reduce headaches with cranio-sacral therapy and release bad energy by caressing acupressure points. Likewise, their acupuncture treatments correct imbalanced pathways with thin needles placed at the body’s energy hotspot and birthmarks in the shape of I-75.