Saturday, 12 March 2016

Massage Therapy For Addiction Recovery

The healing touch of Massage  is a valuable tool for many recovering Addicts. Massage therapy connects the mind and body through pressure points, it can help former addicts build new associations for pleasure and relaxation in the brain. Massage therapy offers benefits for many physical and mental conditions. Since there is a strong link between mental health issues and addiction, massage therapy can alleviate many symptoms at once. 

Massage therapy affects the body’s production of certain chemicals that control stress levels and mood. Massage therapy produces higher levels of dopamine and serotonin without substances, and it can help restore an individual’s natural chemical balance. Regular Massage therapy can be a valuable aid in a behavioural addiction treatment program, which includes individual or group talk therapy. 

Individuals who receive Regular Massages gain the most benefit, especially as they are going through the recovery process and are looking for techniques to help them avoid abusing substances. Since Alcohol and Drug Addictions change the balance of chemicals in the brain that control mood, individuals in recovery often struggle to feel normal again.