Beaches are a magnet for people to come and get away from it all. Relaxation is important for recovery, especially early on when you are just trying to get your feet underneath yourself. The waves, salty air, and laid back atmosphere can really do wonders for your sobriety. Find out how you can benefit by being in a beachfront setting for recovery.
Exposure to vitamin D comes mostly from sunlight. We need this simple vitamin to help regulate our bodies since most people are deficient in this important vitamin. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to Parkinson’s disease, bone disease, blood clots, heart disease, and high blood pressure.
Magnesium is an abundant earth mineral and vitally important for the body to function. Every cell in the body needs magnesium to function or it will cease to work. Strong bones, teeth, balanced hormones and a healthy nervous system all require magnesium. Soft tissue containing high concentrations of magnesium in the body include the brain and heart-two organs which produce electrical activity and are the most vulnerable. Seawater and sand are a great source of magnesium which can be detoxifying and helps pull impurities from the body and skin.
When you are in recovery, you will need to find a way to rest, relax, and feel more grounded. The theory with beaches and grounding is that positive electrons in the form of free radicals build up in the body and direct contact with the ground balances this out as a negative charge. Since our bodies are electrical in nature, the high prevalence of Electromagnetic waves, Wi-Fi and mobile phone waves build up in our bodies. Since we spend less time barefoot outside, it can build up and become toxic in our bodies over time which is why the beach is so detoxifying and grounding. Take some time to walk barefoot in the dirt, on the sand, and near the water. Focus on putting one foot in front of the other, slowly creating a meditative walk that will help bring you to the present moment and support better balance and calming. There are so many ways you can benefit from exploring a beachfront setting for recovery. You are most likely to benefit from it if you are able to use it to your advantage by taking in the views, smelling the salty air and enjoying all it has to offer. It is a wonderful way to explore nature while also calming your senses and pulling you back down to the earth in recovery. Water, surf, and sand are the best ways to experience the healing power of beaches at a time when you need it the most for your personal journey of restoration.
Oceanfront Recovery is located right in the heart of one of the most beautiful beachfront communities in California. Come find rest and peace with us while you transition from addiction to recovery. The premier staff will support you as you walk through the challenging days by helping you realize that, with one foot in front of the other, you will heal from addiction and be whole again. Call us to find out how we can help you get started at 877-296-7477.