At NEWORLD Medical Detox, we offer safe medical withdrawal management. We deliver our services through a package for our clients’ convenience:
A medical detox program, tailored and personalized to every client’s case and condition.
24/7 medical care.
Full board comfortable stay.
Psycho-social assessment and a report upon discharge.
Tailored exit plan, personalized and discussed with client to continue recommended post detox treatment.
Help for post detox placement according to the discussed exit plan.
Selective lab examination and drug testing.
A Massage therapy session can be offered by our Registered Massage Therapist (charge extra) to help ease stress and anxiety.
How can massage therapy help with addiction treatment
Massage is beneficial in all stages of quitting an addiction: withdrawal, detoxification and abstinence. It is also helpful addition for our clients with pain relief medication problem. Incorporating massage into our detox program is very much advantageous. As we at NEWORLD always follow evidence based approach for our treatment protocol, we believe in the healing power of a therapeutic touch.
According to the Touch Research Institute in Miami, the physiological effects of massage on the body are due to massage’s ability to reduce cortisol, a stress hormone. The result is decreased pain, diminished autoimmune response, enhanced immune response, increased alertness and performance, decreased anxiety, depression, agitation and cravings.
In order to understand the connection between massage therapy and its benefit in addiction treatment, we have to link this to the neurological biochemistry of addiction, in which part of it can be explained by the so-called ‘pleasure pathway’ of the brain. This works in part by the release of dopamine, the chemical messenger responsible for making us feel good when we engage in any pleasurable activity. It is well known that dopamine levels are significantly lower than average during the withdrawal process and into early recovery until brain chemistry normalizes. Massage produces long-term results of increasing dopamine levels.
Moreover, in an edition of General Pharmacology magazine, a research reported that massage therapy increased the amount of beta-endorphins in the blood. The release of endorphins during a massage is very much beneficial for a recovering user.
The combined effect of massage in increasing dopamine levels, decreasing cortisol levels and the release of endorphins makes it a perfect addition to NEWORLD medical detox program.
Lastly, the increased blood circulation that occurs with massage is very much desirable during the detoxification process. Therapeutic massage’s invigoration of blood and lymphatic fluid allows for a more efficient exchange of oxygen rich nutrition into the body tissues, and the delivery of toxic waste products out. Together with NEWORLD healthy food served, this allows for all systems of the body to function more efficiently with improved circulation and a reduction in tension of the soft tissues and musculature.