Holistic Addiction Therapy


Holistic Therapy for addiction is a specific type of addiction treatment modality that helps align the mind, body, and spirit. Alternative methods of healing practices such as nutrition management and Reiki healing used in conjunction with traditional detox methods can help bring about healing within the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of recovery.

Our holistic therapy for detox provides a number of modalities which help you explore which works best for you. Holistic therapy for addiction is flexible and can help you process emotions and uncomfortable symptoms in different ways. Our holistic therapy options can accommodate your physical and mental symptoms from drug addiction and alcoholism. 

At Marina Harbor Detox in San Francisco, we offer holistic therapy for addiction tailored to your specific needs. These evidenced-based practices help ease the uncomfortability of withdrawal symptoms while also helping restore the body back to optimal health.

Our Holistic therapy Services


Drugs and alcohol take an incredible toll on the body. Typically in addiction, the body is depleted of vitamins and nutrients. One of the vital components to restoring the body back to optimal functioning is incorporating a well-balanced diet. At Marina Harbor Detox, our Executive Chef and team prepare full course, organic, nutritional meals for each client. Each meal is individualized to meet your exact dietary needs.


Reiki is a spiritual practice that involves energy healing. Originating out of Japan, the goal of reiki therapy is to restore energy levels and improve overall well-being and wellness. During a Reiki session, a practitioner will move their hands directly over an individual’s body to transfer the flow of energy. Reiki therapy can be beneficial for a multitude of ailments such as heart disease, anxiety, depression, and addiction. 

Reiki practitioners are highly trained and practice on the concept that energy can linger or become limited, there is physical or emotional pain causing blockages, disease, suffering, and depression. Their goal is to remove these blockages and transfer higher-force life energy, promoting emotional wellness, and reducing suffering. 


Acupuncture is an ancient practice, still used in modern Chinese medicine. Acupuncture stands on the belief that disease is caused by disruptions to the flow of energy in the body. This holistic practice inserts thin needles into specific points in the body, unblocking the flow of energy and producing feel-good chemicals that help with pain, relaxation, and uncomfortable feelings. Acupuncture also helps foster up the body’s natural healing process, which can help speed up symptoms of withdrawal and promote physical recovery. 


Addiction changes the body’s chemistry. Going through detox not only causes physical symptoms but emotional and psychological stressors. Physical activity can help shift the perspective of negative emotions, improve stress, create better sleep habits, help increase your immune system, and also help prevent relapse. At Marina Harbor Detox, our facility is located in picturesque San Francisco where individuals can take walks and enjoy a serene setting while also improving physical wellness. 

Massage Therapy

During detox, individuals can experience sore muscles, tension, and body aches. Massage can help clear lactic acid from the body’s muscles and improve blood flow to arms and legs. Massage therapy has also proven to flush toxic substances out during drug and alcohol detox, and in addition help during early withdrawal when dopamine levels drop, providing a faster withdrawal and healing process.

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Is Holistic Therapy for Addiction Effective?

Traditional methods of addiction treatment focus on the physical aspects of addiction. Where detox initially treats the symptoms of withdrawal, holistic therapy for addiction also addresses all aspects of a person’s health, including the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual.

With a mix of traditional and alternative therapies, holistic therapy for addiction helps individuals explore what approach best fits them in the long-term. At Marina Harbor Detox, we focus on healing not only the physical symptoms of withdrawal, but setting each client up for success by focusing on the mind, body, and spirit. Our objectives for holistic therapy include the following:

  • Promoting physical well-being
  • Alleviating uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms
  • Identifying underlying causes of addiction
  • Increasing confidence and self-esteem
  • Restoring nutritional deficiencies to the body
  • Understanding triggers and cravings

How Holistic Therapy Helps Long-Term Recovery

Holistic therapy helps treat substance abuse, mental health issues, and can help create an easier detox. However, participating in these therapies in the long-term can also provide a multitude of therapeutic benefits. By practicing these modalities long-after a medically-assisted detoxification has happened, it can help manage triggers, cravings, and respond to stress in healthier ways. At Marina Harbor Detox, we introduce individuals to a number of coping skills and practices to help them find which modalities work best for the long-term.


Holistic Therapy for Addiction in San Francisco

Our luxury San Francisco drug detox and alcohol detox facility provides individualized treatment for those looking to find healing and begin the recovery process. Putting together a treatment plan individual to your specific needs, our multidisciplinary clinicians and medical staff incorporate a combination of traditional and alternative therapies to find which works best for your specific needs. With continued support and holistic therapy, clients can learn new coping skills, find root cause issues, and build a solid foundation for a successful recovery.