Houston Methodist licensed massage therapists are certified in neck and spinal therapy, as well as pre-natal and infant massage. Generally, massages are recommended for patients recovering from injury or illness or seeking relaxation.
Fragrant oils extracted from flowers and herbs are used to enhance your massage, if desired. The available fragrances help you to relax, release anxiety and/or work through aches and pains. You may select from pure or blended oils, such as lavender for calming essence and mint or rosemary for rejuvenation.
Deep Tissue Massage
This therapeutic massage can help relieve chronic muscle tension. It is beneficial for athletes and those needing relief from repetitive strain, postural problems or recovery from an injury.
This massage is modified for cancer patients, designed to alleviate pain, improve sleep, reduce nausea and improve surgical scarring.
This massage is used to decrease swelling, relieve aches and pains, and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being during your pregnancy.
Using faster strokes than Swedish massage, this massage modality includes stretching. The focus is on preventing and treating injury, while enhancing athletic performance.
Swedish massage is the most common type of massage and is exceptional for stress reduction and improved circulation. Massage therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and circular movements resulting in a gentle and relaxing massage.
Reflexology is a therapeutic modality that applies pressure to specific points on your feet or hands resulting in a deeply relaxing experience. Each pressure point is attributed to a corresponding organ or gland to reduce pain, improve circulation and stimulate nerve function.
Patients’ insurance companies will be billed for any and all therapeutic massage sessions prescribed by physicians.
Learn more about the different massage techniques and services offered by Houston Methodist Wellness Services.