Massage therapy is a key component to detoxification. Though a client who is going through the detox process may have ceased ingesting substances, they still have residual toxins lodged in the muscles and tissues which can wreak havoc. In order to achieve full detox, these toxins must be removed, and massage therapy is an excellent hands-on method.
A proper therapeutic massage session will loosen muscles leading to increased blood and lymph system circulation. Applied pressure to the tissues and organs allows the body to flush and drain remaining toxic chemicals out of the body while releasing feel-good endorphins. The lymphatic fluid system normally relies upon exercise and breath to properly move toxins out of the body, but the added method of massage applies pressure and physically squeezes the hard to reach nodes that need to be flushed.
Massage therapy can help clients relax, reduce stress, remove toxins and ultimately feel better. It is a therapy that makes the recovery process easier and more efficient, reducing cravings, increasing positive outlooks and ultimately boosting the success rate of a other therapies and long term recovery.