Addiction causes the brain and body to severely degenerate manifesting in many toxic symptoms i.e. anxiety, depression, agitation and bodily dysfunction. Every day our clients get to experience the healing modalities of a multitude of spa like treatments and natural healing techniques for addictions and rehab.
- Morning barefoot beach walks (Earthing)
- Nutrition classes (making smoothies and juices)
- Bio sound relaxation bed
Neurofeedback (NF) is a scientifically proven therapy that restores the brain to its rightful role as the controlling organ of the entire body. NF is about discovering and harnessing your mind’s power to heal, relieve pain, to overcome depression, and renew your spirit. By getting your body to collaborate with your mind, you can form an active partnership that allows you to heal, restore, and renew yourself.
Neurofeedback is a technique used to improve the brain’s ability to operate more successfully. It reads brain patterns and provides a way to exercise and challenge our brain’s performance, much like physical exercise and the effects of weight lifting to develop muscle strength or jogging to improve cardiovascular fitness. Through consistent use, this “training” naturally empowers the brain’s neuro-plasticity; its natural ability to change and to effortlessly develop increased control and strength. Some of the many benefits include; the ability to think more clearly, pay attention for longer periods, and improve our memory.
Also known as acudetox, it is being used across the US, Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and the Caribbean in more than 1,500 clinical sites. The process includes the insertion of 5 small acupuncture needles into the 5 acupuncture points of the ear.
It works on multiple levels by influencing the nervous system through cranial nerve branches and stimulating the release of neurotransmitters such as endorphins, thereby reducing stress and cravings. Dr. Michael Schwartz from Boston University and his colleagues have shown that addicts that were treated with acupuncture were less likely to be readmitted to a treatment center within the next 6 months as compared to those who did not receive acupuncture.
Massage therapy – the treatment and practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical, functional, and psychological goals – involves managing a person’s body in a way that increases overall wellness. Targeted pressure on the body is usually applied with hands and elbows and has numerous health benefits. Massage therapy dates back more than 3,000 years. The therapeutic benefits of various types of massage have been documented for centuries.
Massage therapy encourages the continuation of a detoxification process through the gentle easing of toxins out of the body reducing Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS). At the same time, the body releases endorphins, the body’s natural mood elevator and pain reliever. Release of toxins from the body leads to overall improved physiological and psychological health. Massage therapy creates a relaxing, luxurious experience that balances the mind, body, and spirit.
Aromatherapy is the inhalation of plant oils, called essential oils, for improved physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Essential oils are the pure essence of the plant often referred to as nature’s living energy and can provide both psychological and physical healing benefits when used correctly. When an essential oil is diffused, it is inhaled and processed through the olfactory system, which then sends the therapeutic benefits of the aroma to the brain. Depending on the specific constituents in the oil, you may begin to feel the release of negative emotions, the soothing of undue muscle tension, or experience the cleansing effect of the oils as your body eliminates toxins. As part of our PHP program when you walk into our community houses, you will notice a pleasant aroma, which is part of our Aromatherapy designed to facilitate focus and energy in the living areas and relaxation in the bedrooms. Essential oils are also being diffused in our clinical treatment center.
Yoga therapy can help your brain recover from drug, alcohol and process addictions. In recent studies, yoga has been shown to increase the levels of GABA in the brain by more than 20%. This is important because clients dealing with GABA deviancies experience high levels of anxiety. If an activity such as yoga can increase these levels, even for short periods of time, then clients struggling with addiction can focus more on their recovery. In addition, building a physically strong body through yoga can help combat the physical and psychological dependencies that come with alcoholism, drug and process addictions.