A Holistic Recovery Center Houston Trusts

WHY CHOOSE HOLISTIC THERAPY?

When recovering from the effects that drugs and alcohol have on the body, exercise may be the last thing we want to do. However, at Serenity Light Recovery, we understand that a holistic treatment approach, centered around health and wellness, can play an integral part in our efforts to stay sober. Studies have shown that adding an exercise regimen to addiction treatment can reinforce the recovery process. We strive to be the holistic recovery center Houston residents turn to in order to beat addiction.

In early recovery, the body and mind crave the endorphins and dopamine that the body naturally produces to replace the depleted chemicals in the brain, as a result of addiction. Clients will experience the uplifting effects that exercise provides to recharge the body’s needs. Because we believe in healing the mind, body, and spirit, we have a certified personal trainer and Yoga instructor on staff to lead our clients in Recovery Fitness.

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What Are The Benefits of Holistic Therapy?

Holistic therapy focuses on healing your entire person. However, you may be wondering what the benefits of holistic therapy could be. Fortunately, we have the answer.s

One advantage of a holistic treatment is that it brings you relief. Withdrawing from drugs and alcohol can be a somewhat painful process. However, when you engage in yoga or massage therapy, you don’t focus as much on your discomfort. Instead, you’re focusing on how each movement affects your body. Therefore, your symptoms may ease or go away completely. 

Another advantage of holistic therapy is that you gain skills and hobbies that you can use outside of treatment. Learning how to practice yoga or engage in an exercise routine can assist in your recovery throughout your journey. There is no age limit, and these skills can distract you from cravings. 

Additionally, holistic therapy improves your general health. Yoga, massage, and meditation can relieve aches and pains. Exercise keeps you in shape, which also can keep you from returning to your addiction.

A final advantage benefits your energy levels. Some drugs take away your energy and make you feel mellow. Others give you a frenetic energy that eventually goes away. However, exercising and doing yoga provide you with energy that is healthy and lasting.

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Yoga

Our Yoga program is very eclectic, and we teach a combination of different types of yoga. From restorative yoga to energizing flow yoga. We have also created several healing and self-empowering sequences. Yoga is a vital tool for anyone to have as it links each movement to your breath leading you to self-discovery and peace.

Studies have shown a healthy yoga practice can suppress addictive behaviors and replace them with healthy habits while restoring the brain’s dopamine functions to healthier levels.

Also, yoga can help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The health benefits of yoga include increased cardio, circulatory health, and improved respiration. These can help balance out the ill effects you may have suffered during your drug use. Moreover, because there is no equipment needed, this is a practice that you continue outside of rehab.

Personal Training Sessions at a Holistic Recovery Center

Each individual will have the opportunity to sign up for 30-minute motivational individual training sessions throughout their stay in treatment. These sessions are focused on goal setting and individual evaluations to create a way to achieve realistic goals, and to put them into action with the guidance and support of their trainer.

Our certified personal trainer strives to teach the importance of trust, accountability, positive self, and peer motivation. You develop a healthy daily routine and creative problem-solving. Also, you gain fresh new perspectives on health and nutrition. You will also learn how to use proper exercise form and technique, along with stable, consistent, and non-judgmental support. This can help you maintain your health after rehab.

Recovery Group Fitness Classes for Holistic Treatment

Our group fitness classes inspire individuals to come together as a team, in order to motivate and empower each other to dig deeper and push harder to achieve their goals. Each 50-60-minute class will include goal setting, stretches, a warm-up, a targeted muscle workout, and a cool down period with stretches.

Our goal for group fitness classes is to motivate our peers to come together and work as a team, in order to achieve their goals and teach the value of commitment. We will be incorporating balance, strength, and power training using various tools such as:

  • Kettlebells
  • Dumbbells
  • Jump ropes
  • Resistance bands
  • Stability balls
  • Medicine balls
  • Bosu balls
  • One’s own body weight

Group Fitness provides a safe outlet for stress, depression, fear and anger to be worked through using varying physical fitness activities. We incorporate nature’s healing environment, allowing clients to be creative in their group workouts and connecting to nature’s simple way of life.

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Free Gym Time

It allows individuals time to create their routines. You can use healthy coping skills to free themselves from negative thoughts, feelings, and/or actions. This is a superb way for individuals to put into action recovery tools that will promote success!

This time allows for our peers to partake in strength training and cardiovascular exercise, during recovery fitness hours. A recovery advocate will be present to assist at all times.

We have excellent equipment for our clients to use during this time. For example, we have a 5-50lb dumbbell set available, as well as four cardiovascular exercise machines: 2 treadmills, one stationary bike, and one elliptical. We also have weight benches, a medicine ball set, and a designated stretching/abdominal workout station.

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Guided Meditation

Scheduled for twice a week, Guided Meditation classes are 1-hour teachings, coupled with in-class practice. You can immerse yourself in a host of different styles, types, and easy to learn techniques of meditation. Our patients will learn how to commit, develop, and nurture a daily time and place of meditation. The evidence behind guided meditation reveals a long list of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits that you can learn from meditation.

Guided meditation is hugely beneficial for several reasons; it helps teach mindfulness and brings about an individual’s connection to a power greater than themselves; aids in full-body, mind, and spirit relaxation, and is an essential piece to opening the necessary doors to healing. We can use meditation as a gentle way to clear our minds from all the harmful internal and external noise. We use guided meditations, focusing on body sensations, thoughts, past experiences, etc., to begin experiencing emotions in a safe place.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is one of the many holistic methods that Serenity Light Recovery offers. Our on-staff Licensed Massage Therapist provides traditional massage therapy sessions utilizing the techniques of Swedish Relaxation, Deep Tissue, and Sports Massage with an optional aromatherapy. Massage therapy has a list of scientifically proven healing benefits. The benefits not only enhance physical wellbeing but mental health as well.

Mental Benefits of Therapeutic Massage:

  • Fosters peace of mind
  • Improves symptoms for a variety of psychological disorders
  • Enhances capacity for calm thinking and creativity
  • Fosters a feeling of well-being
  • Soothes depression and anxiety
  • Increases your mood, intellectual reasoning, and overall alertness

Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage:

  • Helps improve posture
  • Helps relieve joint and muscle tension
  • Reduces muscular pain, spasms, and/or cramps
  • Helps relieve migraine pain and tension-related headaches
  • Helps move toxins out of the body
  • Reduces stress hormones
  • Aids in boosting the body’s immune system to help fight off illnesses
  • Helps lower blood pressure
  • Improved quality of sleep

Does holistic healing of the mind, body and spirit through substance abuse treatment at Serenity Light Recovery interest you? Could you benefit from a holistic recovery center Houston trusts? If so, contact Serenity Light Recovery today. Call 855.658.6109 to speak with our addiction specialists and learn about our addiction therapy services.

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