At Iris Retreat, we strongly believe in healing the mind, body, and spirit through a variety of alternative methods. The experience of massage where someone touches, respects, and cares for a person’s body—can break that cycle, helping addicts reconnect physically and center themselves emotionally. Massage therapy may also have a powerful chemical impact on the body. By massaging the soft tissue, therapists release tension and get energy moving. The loosening of tight muscles sends the body a signal to cut down production of stress hormones, such as cortisol. This neurological response has a calming effect on body and mind. In addition, massage moves lymph through the body, assisting the body’s natural cleansing process.
At Iris Healing Retreat we recognize that the amount of time a client spends with us is short so we provide clients with as many tools as possible while with us including: