Healing the Body in Addiction Treatment

Drug and alcohol use disorder is a complex mental health disorder. It can be caused by numerous biological, environmental, and developmental causes – which are often interlinked. The complex nature of addiction is why the National Institute on Drug Abuse suggests holistic treatment for substance use disorder to improve recovery outcomes; exploring and treating not just the symptoms of addiction but also improving the quality of life of the individual.

We incorporate multiple bodywork modalities that combine the best of modern science with ancient wisdom to bring about transformational change. Healing the body in addiction treatment is an important part of our process because a healthy body can promote better moods, healthy alternative behaviors, and facilitate sustainable recovery outcomes.

Healing the body in our luxury wellness center will also help to repair the damage that substance abuse has caused, helping to open up pathways to a better mind-body connection and experience. At Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we combine the principles of Eastern techniques with proven treatments to help the body heal.

Building Mindful Awareness of the Body

The purpose of incorporating bodywork into addiction treatment is to help you become more aware of your body and thus establish a deeper mind-body connection to serve your recovery and personal growth. Mindfulness is about being aware of sensations in your body; not necessarily to be able to act on them but rather being in an aware state which can allow you to feel sensations arise and let them pass.

In addiction recovery, mindful awareness of the body can help you to gain control over your cravings by embracing the experience rather than trying to escape it and find relief, which may come in the form of relapse. Our holistic bodywork programs for addiction recovery allow you to find a sense of empowerment that will fuel your personal growth as you establish your new life foundation.

Mindful awareness of the body can provide you with several benefits that will improve your quality of life and offer healthy alternatives to negative behaviors. Mindful awareness of the body can help you with your weight management, lowering obesity risk.

Pain management is another important benefit of our bodywork for addiction. It can become a natural way to manage chronic pain instead of using pharmaceuticals or drugs. People who report suppressing their body sensations also have depressive symptoms, low self-esteem, and engage in less physical contact, according to a 2018 study.

Building mindful awareness of your body will help to improve your emotional wellbeing and mental state. It helps you to better identify your body’s needs and therefore improves your mind-body connection, enhancing your recovery and paving the way to personal growth.

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Our deeply-caring staff and the surrounding natural beauty offer an unparalleled healing experience.


Our luxury rehab center offers acupuncture as part of our natural, holistic approach to addiction treatment. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in Eastern culture as an effective way to relieve pain and cultivate a greater sense of wellbeing.  Eastern medicine holds that there is a flow of energy within our bodies and the interruption of this flow can lead to diseases of the body, mind, and spirit. By placing tiny hair-thin needles in precise locations, acupuncture can help to release these blockages.

Since the fine needles are small enough to part the skin, most people report the entire process is painless. Our acupuncture program for addiction can be an excellent way to manage chronic pain for someone recovering from dependence on prescription pain relievers and as a tool to improve the mind-body connection.

Acupuncture is a powerful Eastern practice that can become a core part of your recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. As your body experiences the transformative nature of the treatment, through the releasing of blocked energy, your mind and body will become more centered, empowering your recovery and spiritual growth.


An expertly-crafted massage can be a transformative experience for both the body and mind. Our massage therapy for addiction at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab will help to relieve stress held in your muscles and stimulate your circulation which has several, well-documented benefits such as improved mental wellbeing and physical health.

Massage therapy works on the skin, the largest organ, and through gentle stimulation, it can produce a sense of wellbeing as the central nervous system stimulation causes the release of dopamine. The holistic program also helps to strengthen the mind-body connection in a serene and comforting way.

Studies reveal that massage therapy and the mind-body connection which it facilitates can help to improve self-awareness, thereby helping to prevent relapse. Our bodywork programs help to improve mindful awareness of the body; choosing to embrace sensations and becoming empowered through it.

Experience True Healing

Our deeply-caring staff and the surrounding natural beauty offer an unparalleled healing experience.

Craniosacral Therapy

After extensive scientific studies, craniosacral therapy was developed by an osteopathic physician in the 1980s. It has since become a transformative treatment that has several uses in addiction recovery. It is a therapeutic technique where gentle movements by a therapist stimulate the fluids around the nervous system known as the craniosacral system.

The stimulation used in our craniosacral therapy uses no more than five grams to help release possible restrictions in the craniosacral system. Since the central nervous system is such an important and interwoven part of your body, the therapy can help with recovery by improving the function of several systems in the body such as the circulatory, musculoskeletal, digestive, respiratory, and other systems.

Our craniosacral therapy for substance addiction helps to enhance the body’s innate and natural healing process making it an excellent way to improve your recovery. It can help with pain and numerous mental health and central nervous system disorders including post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic fatigue, stress, tension, and emotional problems.

Through the holistic approach to addiction treatment in our bodywork programs at Exclusive Hawaii Rehab, we will help you in setting a new life foundation where your personal growth and sense of empowerment can transform your experience.

Experience True Healing

Our deeply-caring staff and the surrounding natural beauty offer an unparalleled healing experience.