Addiction takes a toll on the body, and can create a number of impairments to physiological functioning, such as impeding the ability to take in amino acids, vitamins, and crucial minerals. Overall, poor nutrition can lead to weight loss/gain, deficiencies, and other health issues. At Root, we prepare meals together while teaching our clients the process of choosing ingredients that promote healing and rebuilding the body. Our clients are involved with meal prep in order for this self-care skill to integrate into life after Root Recovery. A healthy vibrant physical being is inherent to healing one’s connection to self and by healing the body with proper nutrients, and diet, it is a component to healing the mind, body, and spirit.
Cryotherapy is a great natural pain reduction remedy where your body is exposed to an extreme amount of cold for a short period of time. When this happens, your blood becomes enriched with enzymes, oxygen, and endorphins are released throughout the body, creating numerous beneficial responses. Chemical-free and all natural, Cryotherapy treatment only uses nitrogen gas. Cryotherapy is a beneficial way to feel better, detox the body, increase metabolism, improve sleep, and more. During cryotherapy treatment, the body enters a cold chamber and is exposed to nitrogen vapor, where you can experience natural highs and euphoric effects of well-being and relief.
Our breathwork practices include guided breathing meditation therapy that teaches mindfulness and increases the client’s awareness of their spiritual self. This therapy is based on the principles of Pranayama and Shamangelic Breathing techniques. Most leave their breathwork session feeling energized, inspired, and uplifted, and can find much healing throughout these sessions. Combined with therapy, breathwork can be a profound supplemental holistic therapy and is something that can aid in contributing to sustainable recovery.
There’s no question that being in nature can help heal, recenter ourselves, and provide rejuvenation. As studies have been conducted over the years, researchers have connected addiction to a lack in societal disconnection to the mind, body, and spirit. Connecting with the outdoors can help create a broader sense of awareness with the world and us and have numerous benefits for those in addiction recovery. ‘Natural Environments and Craving: The Mediating Role of Negative Affect,’ led by Dr. Leanne Martin, found that being able to see nature/greenery from home can decrease the strength and frequency of addiction cravings. At Root Recovery, our clients have the ability to hike, swim, and experience nature, so they can begin to find healing and get back in touch with themselves.
Yoga is a complementary health practice that is often considered a natural form of medicine. The Yoga Journal describes modern yoga as the use of physical postures to learn how to connect mind, body, and breath to gain self-awareness and focus attention inward.
Yoga has many potential benefits, including:
At Root Recovery, we practice both hatha yoga and kundalini yoga. Daily yoga practice is incredibly effective as a way to work with the thought patterns that can creep in and cause certain reactions, behaviors, and compulsions. Yoga is a gentle yet powerful way to exercise the mind, body and spirit during the early recovery phase. It is a practice we do "inside the cocoon" to help prepare you to successfully transition from early recovery into longer-term recovery.
Root Recovery helps individuals look within to find healing, and ultimately long-term recovery. No matter what type of addiction you may be struggling with, our unique tools and modalities help create a shift in perspective with a mind, body, and spirit approach. In a small and intimate setting, each of our clients receives individualized attention with access to holistic and therapeutic concierge services to integrate themselves back into the world with newfound tools, coping skills, and a better understanding of themselves.