Massage Therapy & Acupuncture


Massage Therapy

Houston Methodist’s licensed therapists are certified in neck and spine therapy, as well as prenatal massage. Massage may be recommended for patients seeking relaxation or those recovering from injuries or illnesses. 
Our massages and services include:
  • Deep tissue massage – this therapeutic massage can relieve chronic muscle tension experienced by athletes or those in pain as a result of repetitive strain, postural problems or injuries
  • Oncology massage – modified for cancer patients, this massage alleviates pain, improves sleep, reduces nausea and heals surgical scarring
  • Prenatal massage – this massage decreases swelling, relieves aches and pains and enhances a patient’s physiological and emotional well-being
  • Sports massage – this massage includes stretching and focuses on injury prevention and treatment, while enhancing athletic performance.
  • Swedish massage – the most common type of massage, it is exceptional for stress reduction and increased circulation. Therapists use long, smooth strokes, kneading and circular movements


Based on traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has been used to diagnose, treat and prevent illnesses for thousands of years. It can maximize the effectiveness of standard Western medicine and reduce possible side effects. Sessions last 15 to 30 minutes. 

Acupuncture may be recommended for:

  • Pain management
    • Migraines and other headaches
    • Arthritis
    • Back, sciatic or neck pain
    • Muscle pain or cramping
  • Women’s health conditions
    • Menopause
    • Premenstrual syndrome
    • Infertility
  • Cancer
    • Control pain
    • Relieve:
      • Nausea and vomiting
      • Fatigue
      • Hot flashes
      • Dry mouth
      • Neuropathy
      • Anxiety
      • Depression
      • Sleeping problems
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
    • Constipation
    • Diarrhea
    • Indigestion
    • Abdominal pain
  • Nervous system and muscular disorders
    • Weakness or paralysis after stroke
    • Nerve or post-operative pain
  • Stress management and mental health issues
    • Nervousness
    • Anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue or low immunity
  • Respiratory Disorders
    • Asthma
    • Common colds
    • Smoking cessation