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Best Massage Therapists in Houston

Our Recommended Top 12

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Houston Massage Therapists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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2 Chelsea Boulevard, Houston, TX 77006

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5.0 (32)
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5.0 (19)
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5.0 (5)

Why choose this provider?

Kim Stacy Integrated Massage Services caters to customers in Houston and the surrounding communities. It specializes in a wide range of massage techniques, including deep tissue, hot stone, neuromuscular treatment, sports massage, and Swedish massage. In addition, it offers body balancing, muscle energy, positional and soft tissue release, prenatal, and Thai yoga bodywork massage. Kim Stacy, the owner, has been practicing massage therapy in Texas since 2003. She has completed training in different modalities, including lomilomi.

  • Swedish Massage

2400 Augusta Drive, Houston, TX 77057

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4.0 (38)
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4.0 (25)

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Belle Therapy Massage & Body Work is a wellness center in Houston. Its therapists offer a comprehensive range of massage therapy modalities and bodywork techniques that fit the needs of clients—from gentle to deep tissue massages—allowing the patients to receive an alternative approach to pain management so they can return to the normal function of their bodies. The spa also offers couples massage, pregnancy massage, and trigger point therapy. Clients are required to book an appointment prior to their visit.

  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage
  • Trigger Point Massage

5709 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77057

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4.5 (140)
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4.0 (77)
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5.0 (41)

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Panacea Massage & Spa caters to clients in the Houston metro and the surrounding communities. It offers different types of massage, such as deep tissue, express Swedish, trigger point therapy, reflexology, and sports. In addition, it provides assisted stretching, facial rejuvenation and cupping, four hands massage, lymphatic drainage, and soft tissue therapy. Its services include full face hair removal, henna tattoo applications, machine exfoliation treatment, two-layer eye treatment, and wrinkle lift peel solutions.

  • Aromatherapy

3330 Audley Street, Houston, TX 77098

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4.0 (267)
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4.0 (107)
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5.0 (17)

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River Oaks Advanced Bodyworks is a massage therapy practice that caters to clients in Houston and the surrounding areas. It offers a wide array of treatments, including active stretching, acupressure, lymph drainage, myofacial release, and myoskeletal alignment. It also provides different massage types, such as geriatric, integrated hot stone, medical, reflexology, and Swedish. Other types of massage include prenatal, sports, and upper body massage. Serving the community since 2004, founder Isaac maintains a passion for rehabilitative and therapeutic massage.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Deep Tissue

9889 Bellaire Boulevard, Houston, TX 77036

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4.0 (398)
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4.0 (333)

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Oasis Massage Salon is open to clients in Houston. Its services include Swedish, aromatherapy oil, deep tissue, and back and shoulder massage. The parlor also offers foot reflexology, hot stone, and special massages. It is available for booking seven days a week. The parlor also accepts at-home care requests. A previous client of the salon notes its staff's ability to cater to clients with no reservations. Oasis Massage Salon has been providing therapeutic sessions for more than 10 years.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Aromatherapy

541 Frasier Street, Houston, TX 77007

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5.0 (31)
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5.0 (9)
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5.0 (6)

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Ascended Therapy is a therapeutic massage and bodywork studio based in Houston. It provides Thai massage, craniosacral therapy, and deep tissue massage. It also has sessions for Reiki massages, Celestún, ozone sauna therapy, and intuitive reading. Additionally, the studio offers heart blend massages that combine Thai, deep tissue, and Swedish massage techniques. Each massage session can last from 30 to 90 minutes. Ascended Therapy is owned and operated by Sabra Laval, a Reiki master and a massage therapist.

  • Trigger Point Massage

17555 Texas 249, Houston, TX 77064

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5.0 (126)
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4.0 (104)
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5.0 (25)

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Therapeutic Thai Massage is a shop that offers traditional Thai massage, reflexology treatments, and sports massage. The company started out as a traditional Thai massage parlor serving Houston and its surrounding areas. A few years after its opening, the facility developed methods of treating muscular pain by combining techniques from traditional Thai massage with methods from modern sports massage. Its massage therapists discovered that a combination of these methods was more effective in releasing muscle stress and knots.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Therapy

5615 Northwest Central Drive, Houston, TX 77092

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5.0 (96)
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5.0 (8)

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Massage By Joaquin is a massage therapy practice that caters to customers in Houston and the surrounding areas. It specializes in a wide range of massage types, including deep tissue, hot stone, reflexology, sports, and Thai yoga. In addition, it offers cupping therapy, which is an alternative medicine that can help with blood flow, inflammation, pain, relaxation, and well-being. Adrian Joaquin Osorio, the owner, has obtained certifications for human anatomy and massage stretching.

  • Deep Tissue

4265 San Felipe Street, Houston, TX 77027

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5.0 (4)
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4.0 (4)

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Established in 2005, Eclipse Wellness provides health and wellness services in Houston. The business work with numerous physicians throughout Memorial Hermann, Houston Methodist, and Baylor medical systems. It offers neuromuscular therapy, trigger point therapy or acupressure, myofascial release, deep tissue, sports, and prenatal massage services. Moreover, the business also provides Pilates classes as well as nutritional coaching and meal plan. Eclipse Wellness uses a comfort craft electro-hydraulic massage table and a custom-designed body cushion available for pregnant women.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Aromatherapy
  • Deep Tissue

1801 Durham Drive, Houston, TX 77007

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4.5 (70)
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4.0 (45)
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5.0 (7)

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Top Thai Massage provides custom therapeutic pain relief and rehabilitation massage therapy in Houston. Its massage therapists study the habits of their clients and determine the massage techniques, level of pressure, and motion that best suit them. The services available include Thai massage, Swedish massage, Swedish relaxation, deep tissue massage, and CBD massage. It also offers Thai stretching, hot stone therapy, cupping therapy, and reflexology treatment. Lindsay Lesco, the business owner, has 11 years of experience in massage therapy.

  • Swedish Massage
  • Hot Stone Therapy
  • Deep Tissue

3420 Rusk Street, Houston, TX 77003

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5.0 (174)
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4.5 (8)

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Prebodyworks is a massage therapy service that caters to the residents of Houston and the surrounding areas. It offers specialized massage treatments, with techniques such as motion Graston, Swedish, and deep tissue. It also provides Thai-inspired cupping, hot stone, and CBD-infused treatments. In addition, it offers mobility stretching and Fascia Stretch Therapy services. Owner Garland Alexander is a sports therapist, as well as a nutritionist and certified group and personal trainer. Prebodyworks is affiliated with Texas Medical Center.

  • Sports Massage

3831 Golf Drive, Houston, TX 77018

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5.0 (41)
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5.0 (5)

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Veronica Triplett Massage Therapy is a wellness clinic that offers holistic massage services in the Houston metro. It has a full range of services, such as prenatal massage, trigger point therapy, myoskeletal alignment, myofascial release, sports stretching, and hot stone therapy. The staff performs aromatherapy, injury recovery and scar reduction, deep tissue, and Swedish massage. They provide in-home mobile massage services as well. Veronica Triplett Massage Therapy aims to provide customers with relaxation and improve their blood circulation.

  • Deep Tissue
  • Sports Massage

FAQs

  • Introduction

    Massage therapists are health care providers that use an array of techniques to promote relaxation, relieve pain, and increase flexibility. They're required to undergo intensive schooling in anatomy and massage techniques before working with clients, and they must have up to 2,000 hours of practicum, during which they treat patients under the supervision of a trained massage therapist.

    While some massage therapists strictly specialize in relaxation massage, others have undergone extensive training to treat specific injuries and conditions using a variety of techniques, including reflexology, deep tissue, and cupping. Other specializations massage therapists may offer include hot stone massage and hydrotherapy.

  • What do massage therapists do? 

    Massage therapists use techniques such as stroking, kneading, and rubbing muscles to release tension. This can cause increased mobility and flexibility and a dramatic reduction in pain caused by tense or knotted muscles. Massage therapists often offer treatment to those experiencing day-to-day aches and pains as well as to athletes and individuals who've experienced severe injuries.

  • Is massage therapy safe? 

    While massage therapy is generally safe, individuals with underlying health conditions or injuries should discuss this treatment option with a primary or treating physician. This also applies to pregnant women who are interested in prenatal massage — while massage during pregnancy is considered safe, women with high-risk pregnancies may be advised to avoid massage.

  • Should I see a massage therapist or a chiropractor?

    When considering which practitioner to see for pain and other health concerns, it's important to note the differences between the two. While a massage therapist treats the muscles, a chiropractor's job is to ensure the spine is aligned by performing adjustments.

  • How do I hire a massage therapist? 

    Wellness clinics and chiropractic offices often employ massage therapists to increase services offered. If you're unable to find one at a local clinic, you can often obtain a referral from your primary care physician or other health care provider.

  • What are the types of massage therapies? 

    There are several types of massage therapy, each with a different purpose. While some, such as aromatherapy and hot stone massage, promote relaxation, others are more therapeutic. Each type of massage uses different techniques and levels of pressure. The most common types of massage therapies include:

    • Aromatherapy massage: Using Swedish massage techniques along with essential oils to enhance relaxation.
    • Deep tissue massage: Used to treat musculoskeletal issues and involves increased pressure and deep strokes.
    • Hot stone massage: Hot stones are laid on the muscles prior to massage to ease tense muscles.
    • Prenatal massage: Specialized massage technique for pregnant individuals.
    • Reflexology massage: Massage to pressure points in the feet and hands.
    • Sports massage: Targets injuries and strains for athletes.
    • Swedish massage: Relaxation massage that increases circulation throughout the body by manipulating soft tissues.

  • Is it normal for a massage to be painful? 

    While some muscles may feel tender during a massage, feeling pain while getting massaged isn't good or productive. In fact, pain can cause tension in your muscles, making it more difficult for the therapist to perform a proper massage. If feeling pain while being massaged, it's best to let the massage therapist know so they can reduce the amount of pressure they're using.