Therapies - Salt Recovery House


At Salt Recovery, we strive to meet your needs and provide you with the support, education, tools, and compassion you need to recover from a mental health or substance abuse. We offer the best and most effective evidence-based treatments and holistic strategies to help you reach your recovery goals. We are dedicated to providing you with the individualised care you need to regain control over your life.

Holistic Therapies

A holistic approach means to provide support that looks at the whole person, not just their mental health needs. The support should also consider their physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. … A holistic approach focusses on a person’s wellness and not just their illness or condition.


Massage promotes muscle relaxation – The purpose of massage therapy is to target the source of the body’s pain via eliminating tense muscles, increasing flexibility, and providing relaxation to the affected muscles as well as the body as a whole.

Some benefits of massage are:

  • Reduced muscle tension, improved circulation
  • Stimulation of the lymphatic system
  • Reduction of stress hormones, relaxation
  • Increased joint mobility and flexibility
  • Improved skin tone, improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
  • Heightened mental alertness, reduced anxiety and depression

Acupuncture is a healing technique of traditional Chinese medicine. It has been around for over 3,000 years, and when done right by a trained professional, is a safe and effective method for restoring balance and relieving pain in the body. Acupuncture is based on specific anatomic points called “acupoints.” These points are stimulated using tiny, thin needles, which correct the flow of energy— also called qi or chi—restoring balance and relieving pain. This treatment can be used for a wide range of disorders including emotional disorders, digestive disorders, hormone imbalances, pain disorders, and chronic diseases.

Acupuncture is not targeting the disease or pathogen. Instead, it adjusts the functions of the human body itself, so the body can heal.”

Mindfulness Therapy

“Mindfulness” is the ability to be fully present and aware of where you are and you’re doing and to not be overwhelmed or overreact to situations and emotions. Some people think it is a technique for quieting the mind, but it isn’t. It’s a training used to bring you fully into the present situation. To a great extent it is being more aware of the signals your body is sending you and processing those signals differently rather than merely reacting in a set pattern developed earlier in life. Apparently, we all have some level of mindfulness naturally. However, over years of developed patterns of reaction we begin to less mindful and more reactive which may actually mean we’ve created a pattern of negative reactions, or overreactions, to situations.


While it depends on the state of your health and age, saunas can cleanse your skin, increase circulation, open up your airways and sinuses, ease muscle and rheumatic pain, strengthen your immune system, improve joint movement and act as a great stress release for tension. Sweating opens up your pores, lets out toxins and impurities, increases circulation and is great for stimulating the vessels that aid in the healing process of infections. Another bonus includes being able to stimulate the endocrine glands that are important for regulating mood, tissue function, metabolism, sexual function and the reproductive process.

Nutritional Therapy

Nutritional health contributes to your body’s detoxification processes, immune function, energy production and mood balancing. When your body is exposed to nutritional stress or deficit, these processes become distorted and ineffective. Gut health influences brain chemistry and behaviour; with your gut microbiota responsible for 90% of your serotonin and dopamine production. These two neurotransmitters underlie feelings of wellbeing and happiness.

At Salt enjoy delicious, nutritious meals each day, specifically created and tailored to meet your nutritional needs and preferences. Working closely with the nutritionist, our chefs follow your personalised dietary plan to ensure you are receiving the correct nutritional therapy. In addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner, our chefs provide regular healthy snacks and cooking classes for guests wanting to learn more.

Vitamin Therapy

In an ideal world, our diets would provide us with the optimal amount of essential nutrients we need to not just to survive but thrive. Unfortunately, modern living and agricultural practices make it harder than you’d think.

In a time when the average person is truly struggling with the basics such as getting enough fresh air and sleep, eating a balanced diet that is appropriately nutrient dense is challenging, and even when we try chronic stress, environmental pollutants, and nutrient-depleted foods make it nearly impossible for us to get the number of vitamins and minerals we really need.

Additionally, there is mounting evidence looking at the mineral density in the soil being gravely poor due to pesticide use and other modern agricultural practices.

And what of supplements?

Well, of course, there is a role for supplements but issues around compliance and quality often result in people still ultimately being underpowered.
Thankfully, Intravenous Vitamin Therapy (IV Therapy) has emerged as a fantastic way to complement our diets and give our bodies optimal vitamin and minerals levels. This allows essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to go right into our bloodstreams goes right to the cell, bypassing the digestive process, and delivering faster, more effective and efficient results.

Vitamin infusions have been proven to help prevent illness, treat infections, treat mental health conditions, treat acute or chronic health conditions and give us energy boosts that make us feel rejuvenated and replenished. And the best part is that there are so many, many subsequent benefits to optimising our vitamin and mineral levels.

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, commonly referred to as (CBT) for addiction, has its roots in behavioural and cognitive therapies of the 20th century. This is one of two separate schools of therapy. It has been shown to be very effective in a wide variety of instances, such as for depression, anxiety, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, post-traumatic stress disorder and more. The goal of CBT in addiction therapy is to minimise negative, or self-defeating thoughts that can lead someone who has an addiction to relapse. Beyond addiction, it is also highly relevant for people who are exhibiting behaviours they want to change.

There are different protocols for delivery of the cognitive behavioural therapy. This include distraction, imagery and motivational self-talk.

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Equine Therapy

Equine Therapy involves activities (such as grooming, feeding, haltering and leading a horse) that are supervised by a mental health professional, often with the support of a horse professional.

The goal of equine therapy is to help the patient develop needed skills and attributes, such as accountability, responsibility, self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and self-control. Equine therapy also provides an innovative environment in which the therapist and the patient can identify and address a range of emotional and behavioural challenges. Many of the benefits of equine therapy are likely due to the nature of the animals with which the patient and equine therapist are interacting. Horses are typically non-judgmental, have no preconceived expectations or motives, and are highly effective at mirroring attitudes and behaviours of the humans with whom they are working.

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Art Therapy

Art therapy is a therapeutic technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being. Art, either the process of creating it or viewing others’ artworks, is used to help people explore their emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress, boost self-esteem, and work on social skills.

As an expressive medium, art can be used to help clients communicate, overcome stress, and explore different aspects of their own personalities.

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Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is one type of psychotherapy in which a trained professional helps a single person work through personal issues they have been facing. It is an effective treatment for a variety of emotional difficulties and mental illnesses. Also known as talk therapy, it can help improve or control symptoms that influence an individual’s well-being.

Individual therapy is an effective treatment for many types of mental, emotional and behavioural health issues. But it can also help people who are facing difficult life situations, or would like to develop healthier, more functional personal habits.

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Group Therapy

Group therapy helps people work through problems by interacting with a therapist and a group of individuals with similar struggles. In a safe, confidential setting, each group member can share personal experiences, feelings and issues and receive feedback and support from the rest of the group.

To gain the maximum benefit of group therapy, individuals must be willing to participate. The more open and honest an individual can be, the more they can get out of the experience. Group therapy is often most effective in conjunction with individual therapy.

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