Massage Therapy

Millions nationwide are affected by addiction, creating a growing need for additional treatment options. Innovating the addiction treatment process by finding new, evidence-based, holistic approaches is critical.

While not a replacement for medical treatment, holistic therapy modalities can be effective and beneficial. Our evidence-based holistic therapies, including massage therapy, complement classic therapeutic and medical treatment to show proven results in addiction treatment.

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is a hands-on therapeutic approach that involves the manipulation of soft tissues in the body, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia, using various techniques.

The goal of massage therapy is to promote relaxation, reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, increase range of motion and flexibility, and enhance overall physical and mental well-being.  It can be used to help manage a variety of conditions, including stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, sports injuries, and more.

There are various types of massage therapy techniques, each with its own unique benefits. Some of the most common types include Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, sports massage, trigger point therapy, and myofascial release.

During a massage therapy session, the therapist will typically use their hands, fingers, elbows, and sometimes even their feet to apply pressure to the soft tissues of the body, and the massage therapist may also use various tools and equipment to enhance the massage experience.

The Purpose of Massage Therapy

Through the application of pressure to specific areas of the body, this therapy can help release tension and knots in muscles and other soft tissues, reduce inflammation, and increase blood flow and circulation. This can lead to reduced pain and discomfort, improved range of motion and flexibility, and an overall sense of relaxation and well-being.

Massage therapy has also been found to have a positive impact on mental and emotional health, helping to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, and promote a sense of calm and relaxation. Overall, the purpose is to promote healing and improve the overall health and well-being of the individual receiving the treatment.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Over time, research has demonstrated the numerous benefits of massage therapy, which has led to its widespread use in medical settings, sports and fitness facilities, and wellness centers around the world. Whether you are recovering from an injury, managing a chronic condition, or simply looking to improve your overall health and well-being, massage therapy may be an effective and beneficial treatment option.

A study on massage therapy in substance abuse treatment was published by Massage Today. The study emphasizes the link between the mind and body, as well as the established advantages of massage therapy.

According to their findings, the holistic approach of massage therapy and drug rehab was effective in addressing symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other related issues.

Massage therapy can also be beneficial for individuals with chronic pain and substance abuse issues. Many individuals with chronic pain rely on narcotics for relief, and when they stop taking them, the pain returns, leading to the fear that they can only be relieved through drug use.

Fortunately, massage therapy and other modalities such as yoga therapy can help manage chronic pain while providing additional benefits:

  • Reducing pain and discomfort
  • Promoting relaxation
  • Improving circulation
  • Increasing range of motion and flexibility
  • Boosting immune system function
  • Reducing muscle tension and stiffness
  • Improving sleep

Holistic Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Holistic therapies are a valuable addition to classical therapies and medical treatment for people struggling with addiction and mental health issues. While holistic approaches alone cannot replace or compete with traditional methods, they serve as a powerful tool when used in conjunction.

Opting for a program that offers multiple dimensions of treatment is always beneficial. At our center, we provide medical, therapeutic, and holistic options to each of our patients. We develop personalized treatment plans tailored to meet their specific needs.

Alongside massage therapy, we offer additional holistic and passive therapies, such as yoga therapy and acupuncture. Our goal is to find the best combination of treatments to improve the mind, body, and spirit of each client. We encourage trying different types of therapies to determine what works best for them.

Our Programs

Our programs at The Recovery Team in Florida provide diverse levels of care, allowing us to adjust the care provided based on individual needs. We have a knowledgeable medical staff and therapists who can address substance abuse, mental health problems, and even severe cases.

When searching for a treatment program, it’s essential to find one that can meet your specific needs. Our extensive range of treatment options, including addiction and mental health treatment, sets us apart.

The program at our rehab center begins with an initial assessment to determine medical necessity and recommend a course of action. From there, we create a personalized treatment plan with a broad range of therapy options to cater to each patient’s unique needs.

Our experienced admissions counselors are available 24/7 to guide you through the process. If you want to learn more about our drug rehab programs, please call us at (800) 817-1247 for more information.