Massage therapy can be effective in relieving stress, anxiety and other issues that often accompany substance abuse and drug addiction. Many clients have been numbing themselves with drugs and alcohol for quite some time. In treatment, they begin to inhabit their bodies again, potentially noticing physical pain that’s been unaddressed. Others have lived sedentary lifestyles and may experience discomfort due to lack of movement. Massage therapy combined with gentle stretching and low to moderate movement can help clients begin to heal their physical self. This complements the emotional healing that takes place in behavioral therapy.
Benefits of massage therapy include:
Our specially trained massage therapists work with the client’s clinical team to address issues, feelings or energy blocks that arise in sessions.
We offer a variety of holistic healing approaches such as:
Reiki is described as a “spiritually guided life force energy,” or “universal life force energy.” Reiki is not a traditional massage that puts pressure on parts of the body. Reiki is offered either by gently laying the hands on the body or hovering hands above the body and channeling energy into the client. The process focuses on the body’s energy systems and chakras. Reiki specialists are able to feel different energies in the client’s body and help open up emotional blocks.
Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the hands and feet that correspond to organs and other body parts. Sessions are relaxing, and reflexology is an effective way to alleviate stress as well as address such issues as neuropathy. Reflexologists have specialized training and use professional charts to guide them as they apply pressure to specific areas. They are typically able to determine internal issues in the body through the use of touch and pressure on certain areas.
Many clients suffer from back pain and may benefit from this noninvasive approach. Raindrop therapy seeks to correct defects in the curvature of the spine and provide relief to those with back ailments. This therapeutic approach involves the use of essential oils strategically placed on the back. Raindrop therapy originated in the 1980s from the research of Dr. Gary Young with the goal of restoring physical balance and harmony in the body.
The strokes of deep tissue massages help heal injured muscles and release muscle tension. This type of massage targets the deepest layers of muscle. Massage therapists work through tight muscles that develop knots from overuse or injury. It can reduce chronic pain and have positive effects on blood pressure.