Four Benefits of Massage Therapy for Alcohol
and Drug Addicts
Did you know that drug and alcohol addiction is currently one of the major problems
that US is facing right now? There were about 400 billion dollars being released by
the government just for the prevention, treatment, social programs, unemployment
solutions and intervention. Addiction is still a problem that is not declining but still
rising. There are alternative cure for addiction that include massage therapy which
may be one of the most effective treatment for people who fight drug addiction and
would like to eliminate the problem. There are benefits that a person can get from a
massage therapy. Here are some of them:
Pain is one of the most common problems of people suffering from alcohol and drug
withdrawal. It may be very uncomfortable and some even suffer from the worst type
of pain especially those who are currently withdrawing themselves from opiates. A
massage therapy can help ease even the most painful part of the body thus withdrawal
will be easier and more comfortable to the person too. Post accurate withdrawal is a
common pain of the body during withdrawal period when the body needs to learn
how to function accordingly without the drug or the alcohol that was used for so long.
Helps the immunity
When a person is using illegal drugs or when a person drinks too much alcohol, the
body’s capacity to react whenever there is a threat of bacteria or virus infection
lessens. In fact, those who are addicted to alcohol and drugs tend to catch flu more
often than those who are not. Having lower immunity is the result of being addicted
to drugs and to alcohol. Those who are will quit using drugs and alcohol is more
prone to sickens until the body fully recovers.
A person who tries to withdraw from drug and alcohol may suffer from depression.
He/she may struggle and suffer from anxiety attack. Oftentimes anxiety and panic
encourages the person to seek for medicines lessen the pain that they have. Massage
therapy is said to help those who are going through the coping stage which is known
to be one of the hardest parts of withdrawal process.
Cravings are really hard especially for people who don’t have the strength to overrule
it. A massage therapy is said to help in lessening the cravings of a person who suffers
from drug and alcohol addiction.
Massage therapy is not just for relaxing the muscles of the body but it is also known
to provide lots of benefits. Though it can help, having a positive attitude and leaning
on some of your family members can also be helpful especially during rough times
like these. The massage therapy needs to be on a regular basis for it to become
effective. There are different kinds of massage that are available today, it’s best to
discuss your concern with a staff or with the management of the massage center so
that you will be assessed accordingly.
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