Massage Therapy

When it comes to helping an addict endure withdrawal symptoms during detox, the holistic approach is successful because it combines methods that are proven to be effective in relieving stress and eliminating toxins. One of the methods used is massage therapy.

Massage has been utilized for centuries as an method of relaxation and to enhance muscle tone. The kneading motion used during massage stimulates the energy channels of the body, similar to the effects of accupuncture. When these energy channels are stimulated, this helps facilitate the elimination of stress and toxins from the body. Massage therapy also helps the body release endorphines, the natural painkillers and mood elevators which gives the person a sense of well-being and calmness.

How Does Massage Therapy Help Recovery from Addiction?

In most addiction cases, the addict is battling stress, low self-esteem, depression, fear, guilt and a host of other negative emotions. Unless these can be eliminated, the recovery process can be more difficult, or relapse could result. Massage therapy is one of the aspects of treatment that helps improve or remove stress so the addict can focus on overcoming the other emotional issues.

The holistic approach to therapy combines massage therapy, accupuncture, nutritional guidance, exercise, meditation, aroma therapy and soothing music with counseling, skills training, and support services to provide healing of the mind, body and spirit.

Addiction specialists today realize that the body and mind are both involved in an addiction and that successful recovery is dependent on treating these simultaneously to achieve lasting results. The goal of rehabilitation is to get a person off the drugs, restore self-confidence, and teach effective strategies that they can use to take control of a tempting situation to avoid relapse.

Massage therapy is an integral part of a professional holistic program that is designed around each individual’s specific needs. Call today to learn more.

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