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The Benefits of Massage Therapy in Recovery 

woman relaxes during massage therapy

As the body heals from the damage caused by substance abuse, it’s not uncommon for people in recovery to experience a number of aches and pains. Withdrawal symptoms, such as headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and discomfort may arise for a while – but even after withdrawal symptoms have subsided, a person may still feel discomfort as they heal. Holistic care opens many doors for patients in recovery to heal and restore their mind, body, and spirit. Massage therapy can provide a person with many benefits if they’re open to it.

Experts and addiction recovery professionals alike have stated that massage therapy can help those in addiction recovery in virtually every phase of the process, such as withdrawal, detoxification, and abstinence. The reality is that addiction recovery is made up of several components – mind, body, and spirit – and therapeutic touch that comes from massage therapy can help a person heal as massage utilizes skin as a way of bringing about changes in a person.

 Check out these amazing benefits that massage therapy can bring to you in recovery:

  •             Relaxation
  •             Enhanced immune response
  •             Increased alertness and performance capabilities
  •             Decreased pain
  •             Lessened depression, agitation and cravings

For many people, it’s hard to describe what we’re thinking or feeling in addiction recovery; massage therapy gently addresses some of the concerns we have, which open up pathways for healing. There are several types of massage available that a person can choose from, depending on their needs – such as swedish massage, hot stone massage, aromatherapy, deep tissue massage and more. The body essentially serves as our “home” – and by taking care of it properly, we can thrive in greater health and restoration. If you’re ready to begin your journey to recovery, speak with a professional from Arbor Behavioral Healthcare today. It’s never too late to begin your journey towards wellness.

At Arbor Behavioral Healthcare, you will meet knowledgeable, compassionate professionals that understand addiction in all its forms.  The Arbor uses an integrative and holistic approach to treat addiction and mental health issues. No treatment is one-size-fits-all, and at The Arbor, you will have a team of experts prepared to create your customized treatment plan.  We offer care for your mind, body, and spirit so that you can heal from the inside out and look forward to a lifetime of sobriety and wellness. If you are ready to take the first step in your recovery, please call us at 844-413-2690.