Integrative Therapies Team Overview

The Integrative Therapies Team at Boston Children's Hospital provides a wide range of holistic therapies designed to compliment your child's medical care. As part of your child's recovery, we focus on restoring a child's mental balance, emotional vitality and sense of creativity. We also offer education for all health care practitioners, as well as demonstrations and education classes for parents on therapies such as:

  • Massage therapy to enhance relaxation and decreases pain with pressure and flowing hand movements.

  • Guided imagery focuses on the senses to bring relaxation, calm and strength to mental and physical resources.

  • Reiki provides healing energy through gentle touch to provide relaxation and healing.

  • Acupuncture stimulates special points within the body to bring symptom relief and healing.

  • Expressive arts provides creative outlets to balance the body, mind and spirit.

  • Yoga combines movement, poses, meditation and deep breathing to help a child relax.

  • Therapeutic touch uses gentle hand movements, often just above the body, to bring balance and healing.

Please contact the following numbers for information on services for patients:

  • Main campus in Boston - 617-355-7684

  • Waltham campus - 781-216-3700