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Holistic Healing Therapy in Addiction Recovery - Ascendant New York

Holistic Healing Therapy

We offer holistic healing therapy services as a compliment to the medical treatments that we deliver during our detox process. These diverse offerings can assist in relieving some of the physical and mental symptoms that are experienced over the course of withdrawal.

Holistic Healing Therapy Services to Enhance Recovery

You may choose to engage in some of our holistic healing therapy services while at Ascendant New York. This approach for combined treatment of mind, body, and spirit provides additional healing benefits when applied along with our medically supervised detox treatments.

Massage

Massage therapy is designed as a method of connecting mind and body. It can assist in helping a recovering patient to form an awareness of – and a cohesive connection between – the duality of our human experience. Our psychological moods can be affected by the conditions of our body, and the state of our physical body can similarly affect our mindset. Forming a connection between these two layers of experience can result in a patient learning to read the signs of psychological distress that manifest within the body, and in the patient learning to listen to the body as a guide for initiating life adjustments.

Acupressure

Acupressure therapy is a technique that was first developed in ancient China. For those prone to interpret the experience from a spiritual angle, it is believed that the applying of consistent pressure to vital points of the body can result in a release of stored negative energy, thereby contributing to a sense of peace. For those who are of a more scientific persuasion, acupressure can be viewed as a way to dislodge physical points of tension within the body, allowing bodily fluids to circulate more freely and metabolism to operate more efficiently.

Personal training

Proper exercise prescription may result in improved body composition, physical performance and heart condition. A trainer pays close attention to their client's exercise form, workout routine, and nutrition plan. Personal training in men and women has been shown to exercise behavior patterns, improve perceptual benefit-to-concern ratio for exercise (decisional balance), and increase confidence to choose exercise in the face of other time demands (scheduling self-efficacy). Personal training results in higher strength, higher workout intensities, and higher perceived exertion during exercise.

Barre

Barre is a form of physical exercise, usually conducted in group classes in gyms or specialty studios. It is distinguished from other group fitness activities by its use of the ballet barre and its incorporation of movements derived from ballet.

Yoga

Yoga's holistic healing therapy is a practice which has gained popularity in our western culture. Originally developed in ancient India, it is viewed as a connection between the spiritual and physical aspects of human experience. Its primary application combines the focus of meditation with physical positions of the body, resulting in a holistic experience of tranquility. In practical consideration, yoga is a low-impact flexibility and strengthening exercise. Whether it is viewed from a spiritual, or physical, perspective, practicing yoga can contribute to better health, overall.

Mindfulness

While meditation is typically considered to be an exercise that is practiced during a set-aside time and place, the holistic healing therapy of mindfulness is the act of maintaining self-awareness while on the go. With practice, the participant can learn to become aware of the subtle thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations which continually accompany our daily experiences. Possessing this insight of our perceptions and reactions can help us to better understand ourselves, and can help us to communicate ourselves more effectively to others. Mindfulness can be viewed as a western adaptation to the practice of meditation.

Meditation

The intent behind meditation is to separate the self from the immediate concerns of a situation, in order to focus on a higher, or longer-term, goal. Many report that developing the skill of being able to enter a meditative state of mind allows them to put necessary space between themselves and their instinctual reactions, which can result in their making of better decisions on how to proceed. Some who practice meditation even experience revelations or insights to their life, due to making the practice a space for letting go of worries, and for allowing unfiltered ideas to process.

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