People in early recovery often experience frustrating bouts of insomnia. Swimming laps or taking part in water aerobics are gentle ways to get your heart rate up during the day. Humans are physical beings—from an evolutionary perspective, we aren’t built for sedentary lifestyles. Having an active daytime routine helps regulate circadian rhythms to promote deep, restful sleep over time. Sleeping well is essential to people working to manage mental health and addiction concerns.
Being immersed in water is calming, whether you float or just sit and think. Aquatherapy fosters tranquility and calmness. If you are interested in learning about how aquatic therapy can support your recovery, contact our outpatient addiction treatment center by calling 866.262.0531.
Aquatherapy As Part of an Integrated Treatment Approach
Participating in activities in a safe, inclusive, progress-centered environment has massive healing power. Integrated therapy activities help clients practice mindfulness. Examples of integrated therapy include, but are not limited to, the following therapeutic options:
- Aquatherapy, swimming, and water aerobics
- Hiking, forest bathing, and being in nature
- Music, sound, and instrumental therapy
Participating in these activities can allow people to relax and focus on the present. They also promote new thinking patterns, attitudes, and stress tolerance. Aquatherapy is an especially beneficial therapy option for people with limited mobility, balance, and stamina. You can enjoy aquatic therapy benefits in a number of ways. You might swim in a pool or connect with nature by wading in a lake or the ocean.
Physical Therapy and Fitness Training During Rehab
Integrated therapy aims to help balance the mind, body, and soul through physical and sensory activities. It involves more than talking with a therapist, although psychotherapy is essential for an effective addiction treatment plan. Aquatherapy is one example of an integrated therapeutic approach, but it is by no means the only option. Types of aqua therapy include the following:
- Water aerobics
- Swimming laps
- Synchronized swimming
Rehab for drug and alcohol addiction often involves various types of therapies. Holistic treatments are increasingly popular as part of an integrated rehab plan. Aquatic therapy is one example of an integrated therapy approaches we offer at Crestview.
What Are Some Benefits of Aquatherapy?
Each type of therapy has advantages. Individual counseling gives people the chance to talk through and confront difficult issues in a one-on-one setting. Group therapy allows participants to share in a non-judgmental environment and get a different perspective on their issues. Aquatic therapy benefits people in the following ways:
Physical activities like aqua therapy have been shown to reduce stress. Compared to other fitness activities, aqua therapy is considered low-impact, meaning there is a low risk of injury. Aqua therapy as part of an addiction treatment program promotes relaxation and reduces stress.
A quiet aquatic environment can help eliminate distractions to help people focus only on the present moment. Being immersed in water has an immediate calming effect. Aquatherapy can also help you relax and release tension in the body.
Individualized Addiction Treatment That Promotes Healing
Crestview Recovery is an addiction rehab facility in Portland, Oregon, that welcomes clients from throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Furthermore, our treatment center provides outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs. With our unmatched staff-to-client ratio, we’re able to give each client the personalized care they deserve. The treatment programs we offer at Crestview Recovery include:
- Holistic drug therapy
- Mindfulness meditation therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Life skills rehab
It is the job of a good therapist to provide a warm and accepting environment where the learner can safely move through these steps, even when expressing negative and painful emotions. Beyond Healthcare is dedicated to building this kind of environment on a community scale by bringing together as many caring people as possible to create a solid support network for learners and their families.
Join Us in Healing
As clients come to understand what triggers their anxiety, pain, anger, or moodiness, the old patterns lose their grip. With the help of a therapist, clients at Crestview can set goals and practice new, healthy approaches. This enables sustainable changes to occur as people build the courage to move beyond the prior limitations of their thoughts, beliefs, and actions.
Integrated Addiction Treatment Starts at Crestview
Whether you are addicted to meth, heroin, benzodiazepines, alcohol, or something else entirely, we can help. In addition, if you want to relax your mind as well as your body, we provide alternative care, such as yoga and art therapy, to help you fully recover.
Many facilities understand the need for different approaches to treatment based on individual needs. Take control of your battle against drug and alcohol addiction. You deserve to experience the healthy, happy future you’ve been dreaming of. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our compassionate staff today at 866.262.0531 to find out how to achieve lasting recovery and start living a more connected and meaningful life.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.