“My dog Gus brings me a lot of comfort and happiness. Being able to have him with me at Bridges made it possible for me to focus on treatment.”
Warm touch is one of our most fundamental needs as human beings. In the earliest stages of life, skin on skin contact is necessary for both the physical and cognitive development of babies, and the healing power of touch remains potent throughout our lives. Massage therapy is proven to provide relief from psychological distress, and can play a significant part in the treatment of mental health disorders. Research has found that massage decreases cortisol levels while increasing serotonin and dopamine production, engaging your body’s natural ability to elevate mood and reduce stress. By combining the nourishing abilities of physical contact with the medical expertise necessary to treat both emotional and physical pain with the highest standard of care, massage therapy can provide great comfort, relaxation, and mind-body integration.
At Bridges to Recovery, our massage therapists are experienced with a range of psychological and physical conditions, and work with you to address your specific concerns. You will receive one weekly massage included in the cost of treatment, though additional sessions can be arranged. Massage therapy can be particularly useful for clients who struggle with body issues and mind-body connection, including trauma survivors, and our skilled clinicians practice with great thoughtfulness and empathy to ensure you remain safe and comfortable throughout treatment. Communication is a key element to successful treatment; your massage therapist will discuss your concerns and comfort level prior to starting each session, and modify the massage to accommodate your needs. Your boundaries are always respected as your massage therapist guides you toward emotional and physical wellness.
Please contact us at any time for more information about massage therapy or any of the treatment modalities offered at Bridges to Recovery.
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