People may develop alcohol and drug addictions because of their initial attempts to escape or numb emotional, mental, or physical pain from past trauma or other distress. Individuals who benefit from massage treatment can develop new strategies to cope with stress. Not only can massage therapy help alleviate stress, but it also boosts the body's ability to fight off illness by strengthening the immune system and improving one's general well-being.
At Wish Recovery, we have a wide range of therapeutic massage options if you want to feel better inside and out, from deep tissue and hot stone to Swedish and shiatsu. The massage therapist will concentrate on your neck, upper or lower back, arms, and other areas where you experience discomfort or stress at a comfortable level.
Understanding Massage Therapy for Addiction
Massage therapy has several benefits as part of an addiction treatment program, including detox, withdrawal, and abstinence. Therapeutic touch directly impacts rehabilitation's physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Massage uses the skin as a translator to convey the therapist's intention. Our primary sense for integrating information from our exterior surroundings to our internal environment is our skin, the body's most outstanding sensory organ.
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Massage therapies are critical after the first detoxification period since the neurochemistry of an individual with a substance use problem takes time to return to equilibrium. A person's body stops producing its own "feel good" chemicals (endorphins) when it uses a substance to make it feel good. So, a person's primary source of pleasure is taken away when they stop abusing a drug or alcohol. Waiting for the body to produce its endorphins again could be stressful since it takes time.
During a massage, endorphins are released, allowing the patient to feel great without needing any drugs. This has the potential to be a life-altering event for certain people.
Massage promotes circulation, which is also beneficial for detoxifying physically. With therapeutic massage's reviving of blood and lymphatic fluid, oxygen-rich nutrients are more efficiently delivered to tissues, while harmful waste items are flushed away.
On a psychological level, learning to recognize and control the triggers that make a person need an escape is part of the rehabilitation process. Regular massage treatments may help the patient become more aware of their body and where and when they feel tight. It's essential to be mindful of these tendencies to recognize your resistance better, which may help you better deal with feelings of stress and cravings.
Contact us today to find out how we use massage therapy and other supplemental treatments for holistic care!
Benefits of Massage Therapy for Addiction Recovery
In the early phases of recovery, several mental and physical hurdles may be challenging to overcome. It may be a painful and exhausting procedure that needs constant medical attention and therapy. Using massage therapy as a kind of treatment provides several advantages for those who are undergoing rehabilitation.
It is typical for many people in recovery to experience insomnia. Sleep deprivation causes the body to produce a neurotransmitter known as P. Substance P functions in the body's reaction to stress and transferring pain information to the central nervous system. Some research has shown that patients who had massages twice weekly for five weeks slept better and had a higher quality of life.
Massaging your muscles may drain lactic acid and enhance blood flow in your arms and legs. Because massage therapy can improve circulation, your body’s toxin-expulsion efficiency may improve.
One of the most challenging aspects of overcoming an addiction is that it may be difficult to articulate one's thoughts and feelings in a straightforward manner. Massage treatment helps people relate emotions to their bodies and become more conscious of their senses. Improving one's self-awareness through being more in touch with one's physical self may be empowering.
You Deserve to Feel Good Again
At Wish Recovery, we believe that massage therapy can be an essential part of the healing process for those struggling with addiction. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, promote relaxation, and improve circulation. Our massage therapists are experienced in working with those in recovery and can tailor each session to meet your unique needs. We also have an exceptional program for couples in recovery.