Massage therapy has been used for centuries to help treat a number of health conditions and to improve wellness, including for those pursuing addiction recovery.
Massage therapy can become an excellent addition to addiction recovery, as the mind, body and spirit work to heal and rejuvenate from the negative effects that substance abuse can cause. One type of massage therapy in particular – Thai massage – can be incredibly relaxing in several different ways. It’s a bit different from traditional massage therapy approaches in that it involves the client laying on the floor on a padded mat, in which a masseuse then manipulates their body in different positions.
Thai massage brings about a number of benefits, including:
- Lowered stress
- Boosted energy levels
- Greater relief from headaches
- Stimulated circulation
- Improved range of motion
- And more
Thai massage can assist with all types of back pain as well, including lower back pain, neck and shoulder pain, osteoarthritis of the knee, headaches and more. For those in addiction recovery, withdrawal can be particularly painful and the steps towards healing and restoration can make it a difficult journey – but massage therapy like Thai massage can greatly help promote less stress and greater comfort throughout the process. Massage therapy, such as Thai massage, can gently help a person improve their wellbeing while being supported by a massage therapist.
Alongside receiving Thai massage, it can be helpful for those in recovery to practice daily breathing and stretching exercises. For individuals who may be a bit nervous about undressing for massage, Thai massage doesn’t require this to occur and can be an excellent way to ease into massage therapy without feeling the pressure of removing clothing. If you’re ready to explore Thai massage, along with a variety of other holistic practices aimed at benefiting your addiction recovery journey, speak with a professional from Avalon Malibu today.
Avalon Malibu is a world-renowned, California state-licensed mental health and substance abuse recovery center. If you are ready to seek treatment to develop the tools you need to overcome life’s obstacles and be on the road towards happiness, health, and well-being, call us today at 844-857-5992 for a consultation. It’s never too late, and there are people here ready to help you – it’s never too late to begin taking steps towards a happier, healthier life.