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Drug Rehab and Massage

Written on: May 22nd, 2009 By:

Drug Rehab and Massage

The question often asked is, why would drug rehab offer massage? While this may seem like a nice little benefit offered for the sole purpose of enticement, massage during drug rehab actually plays an important role in assisting those in early sobriety through the initial stages of withdrawal.

People who have turned to alcohol and drugs for years generally lose touch with their bodies’ signals. If they’re tired, hungry or in pain it’s more likely that they’ll turn to drugs or alcohol than sleep, food or a physician (unless of course they are addicted to prescription painkillers). Even so, people in the grips of alcoholism and drug addiction have become used to self-medicating rather than addressing ailments in a healthy manner that would seem natural to others. At SouthCoast Recovery’s drug rehab we offer massage as a powerful healing component for our clients. On a physical level, massage improves circulation for a more efficient exchange of oxygen rich nutrition into the body’s tissues while gently delivering toxic waste products out of the body’s tissues. On an emotional level, studies document the ability of massage to decrease pain, anxiety, depression, agitation and cravings. Offering massage during drug rehab also increases awareness of the body’s reaction to emotional and environmental stress on a physical level and provides a healthy way for our clients to relax and release tension. Massage therapies offered at SouthCoast Recovery’s drug rehab center include detoxification, relaxation and hot stone treatments as well as specialized Ayruvedic and Oriental techniques.

At SouthCoast Recovery’s drug rehab center in Dana Point, California, we view holistic therapies as complimentary rather than alternative to standard medical care. Massage during drug rehab is offered for initial 30 day inpatient with the option to continue sessions during 60, 90 days or 6 month residential treatment. We believe the great Eastern healing traditions invoke the innate power of the body’s own ability to heal through enhancing mind, body and spirit connectivity. Only when the whole person is treated – not just the symptoms, but the underlying causes – can recovery truly begin. For more information on how drug rehab and massage can help you heal from the initial withdrawal from drugs and alcohol, call one of our intake coordinators today. Professional assistance is available 24/7.


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