Stress Management

Patients stretching to manage stress
Today, people are doing more at home and at work with fewer resources. Work weeks have lengthened, commutes are longer and technology has increased the speed and immediacy of demands. Stress directly and indirectly impacts our bodies over time and if left unaddressed, can cause significant damages.

Houston Methodist Wellness Services offers a series of wellness programs to help individuals better manage and reduce stress.

Stress Consultations 
Individual consultations will help you develop new ways to deal with everyday stresses in your life. Learn how to recognize the signs of stress  while learning stress-management techniques, such as breathing, humor, mindfulness, visualization, affirmations and optimism. Stress management techniques include: breathing, humor, mindfulness, visualization, affirmations and optimism.

Taming Tension
This is a six-week series of classes or individual sessions focusing on the psychology of happiness and positive thinking. 

Acupuncture is part of a complete medical system that has been used to diagnose, treat, and prevent illnesses for thousands of years. In conjunction with standard Western medicine, acupuncture can help maximize the effectiveness of medicine and reduce possible side effects.

Acupuncture therapy is often recommended for the following conditions:
  • Pain management: migraines, headaches, arthritis, back pain, sciatic pain, neck pain, muscle pain or cramping
  • Women’s health: menopause, premenstrual syndrome or infertility
  • Gastrointestinal disorders: constipation, diarrhea, indigestion or abdominal pain
  • Nervous system/muscular disorders: weakness or paralysis after a stroke, nerve pain or post-operative pain
  • Stress management/mental health: nervousness, anxiety, insomnia or depression
  • Fatigue: chronic fatigue or low immunity
  • Respiratory Disorders: asthma, common cold or smoking cessation

To learn more, download our acupuncture brochure.

Massage Therapy  
Houston Methodist Wellness Services offers a variety of massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, pre-natal, sports and hot stone. Massages are offered in 30-, 40- and 60-minute sessions. To learn more, download our brochure.