Spines are fickle beasts, easily irked by day-to-day situations such as slouching over a keyboard or being stepped on by a rhinoceros. Put an out-of-whack support beam back in whack with today's Groupon: for $29, you get a chiropractic consultation followed by a 60-minute massage by a certified therapist at HealthQuest in Farmington, Grand Blanc, Lathrup Village, or Taylor (up to a $224 value).
The official chiropractic group of the Detroit Lions, HealthQuest boasts a roster of licensed chiropractors and certified massage therapists to realign spines, alleviate aching muscles, and bolster back health. Before beginning consultations, clients complete a questionnaire concerning medical history, any injuries, and results from recent limbo contests. Back owners are then ushered to a serene, spa-like environment in which the dexterous digits of a certified therapist manipulate dorsal landscapes to help decrease pain, promote relaxation, and improve the backpacking skills of achy sherpas. Depending on specific ailments, treatments are tailored to target areas of pain or recurring injury, and modalities may include deep-tissue, Swedish, sports, and therapeutic massage.
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.