One of the best drug recovery therapies may also be one of the most cost-effective - massage therapy.
Massage is different from the highly interactive therapies which are used in drug rehab. The patient is asked to contribute a lot throughout much of rehab. Massage is different, as it is a therapy that yields many benefits. Patients who feel stressed and anxious are strongly tempted to return to substances to ease those feelings. Massage therapy is very successful in reducing stress. In a study massage therapy was shown to reduce stress, it also produced a 16 percent rise in beta-endorphins. With less than an hour of therapeutic massage patients feel less agitated and more positive, without any substance use. This positive attitude helps towards a successful outcome with other drug rehab therapies.
Massage therapy reduces stress and increases positive feelings.
The power of touch helps patients focus on being calm.
Massage therapy Also helps to release toxins from the body. Muscles are loosened and endorphins are released, the increased blood flow aids detox by nourishing tissues and increasing lymph drainage. Good chemicals are released and bad ones are washed away. Therapeutic massage can also reduce cravings and helps to lift depression and pain.
Overall, a wonderful therapy for people on the road to recovery.