River Oaks Advanced Bodywork:
A Wellness Investment

Take a deep breath and relax. A calmer you is just a massage away.

Welcome To River Oaks Advanced Bodyworks

Our passionately dedicated staff of technicians proudly brings therapeutic and rehabilitative massage treatments to the greater Houston area, paying meticulous attention to the unique needs and pain points of every client. Each session is designed to be a singular, matchless experience, and our services range from normal relaxation massages, to sessions that cater to specific medical conditions, to choreographed flexibility training…and beyond. Whether you’re looking to wind down after a stressful week or detox and rejuvenate after a surgical procedure, our packages are built solely with you in mind.

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Carolyn gave me an amazing facial. Knowledgeable, Professional she took time to explain the product and my needs.
Dorit RotterDorit Rotter
18:56 28 Sep 23
Judy Simpson is the finest healer that I have EVER experienced from a massage therapist. She is truly the newest member of my healing team. .of my spiritual and body healing.
Classie WilsonClassie Wilson
00:57 22 Sep 23
OMG! I took off from work for a self-care day and so very grateful that I was able to get a 90 minute massage with Judy at ROAB! Judy was very thorough prior to treatment and such a delightful, interesting therapist. I enjoyed her expertise and energy. She's such a beautiful soul and I hope that she will be around for many more of my visits. Thank you ROAB and especially Judy. I look forward to seeing you again on my next visit.
00:06 19 Sep 23
So disappointing. Went for a couple massage for my husband's birthday. Spent over $350 for basically light caressing. Too much time is spent moving the sheet and getting massage oil. No pressure or technique. It's was one of the worst massages. Only positive thing is that everyone is very friendly. But not worth the money.
Katy Burk-CheemaKaty Burk-Cheema
20:28 18 Sep 23
Patricia EscorihuelaPatricia Escorihuela
16:49 15 Sep 23
Fantastic and kind staff, the treatments are fabulous therapist super knowledgeable when it comes to sense what tour body needs, overall is an amazing relaxing wonderful experience!!! Do it for you and those you love 💕
Carol ChurchillCarol Churchill
21:46 13 Sep 23
I have been searching for a great deep tissue massage and I finally found a great one!!!Isaac was incredible! He applied just the right amount of pressure to relieve me of all my pain!!!!I highly recommend coming to their new location in Gibson!!!It’s nice and clean!
Frances MarshallFrances Marshall
16:16 09 Sep 23
Karla SmithKarla Smith
20:42 07 Sep 23
Claudia is amazing. I did two session with her for TMD massage, I felt 70% pain relief after the first session and went back for a second session and I am pain free.
Karen CruzKaren Cruz
23:13 30 Aug 23
I had a lymphatics drainage massage with Estella, it was the most relaxing experience I’ve ever had. I went home instantly to rest and had a great nap after struggling with sleep for the past few weeks. The spa alone was relaxing as soon as you enter, the music, the scents, and dim lighting. It’s the perfect place to go if you are in need of deep relaxation.
LeAnna HardyLeAnna Hardy
16:05 29 Aug 23
This place operates extremely well! Their staff is organized, very polite, and ensures you have a great experience!
Jessie TijerinaJessie Tijerina
22:47 28 Aug 23
Jonne WilsonJonne Wilson
01:58 28 Aug 23
Le’Tima was great! The right amount of pressure and very relaxing atmosphere. My first time cupping and she explained exactly what was involved.
Stephanie BrayStephanie Bray
20:35 25 Aug 23
Joanna was great!
Cassondra RichardCassondra Richard
04:12 24 Aug 23
One of the most amazing and deliberate massages I have ever had. I felt truly relaxed and left with a smile on my face.Claudia listened to my concerns and consulted with me thoroughly before beginning my service. 10/10 looking forward to the next one.Clean and relaxing ambience as well.
David VelasquezDavid Velasquez
00:40 16 Aug 23
I was traveling for work and called in at 5pm because I was having a TMD episode. They accommodated a 6pm appointment, and Isaac gave an incredible TMD massage. Could not recommend more. Excellent place.
Elaine FloresElaine Flores
22:13 05 Aug 23
Meka NwamuMeka Nwamu
17:57 04 Aug 23
Andrea WilsonAndrea Wilson
00:42 01 Aug 23
Erica TorresErica Torres
19:57 29 Jul 23
Came here for my post op lymphatic drainage massages and Alva is the best . My results healed amazing and felt immediately better after a session . Definitely coming back for other treatments
lee suglee sug
16:30 29 Jul 23
This was hands down the BEST experiences I have had not only in Houston just in general. Everyone was so nice and attentive and had the best massage of my life. Unfortunately I live out of state but agin, best experience I know you’ll be back and this will be my first stop when I get back to town!
Jessica BassettJessica Bassett
23:28 23 Jun 23
I found this place via Google last night. I typically visit trellis at the Houstonian. However, my masseuse was not available and I wanted something more reasonable last minute as trellis is $200+ for 50 minutes. I scheduled with Mrs. Judy. She had amazing reviews on Google, and had more than anyone else recently.I would like to say Mrs. Judy is amazing when it comes to quality of the massage. One of the best I've ever had. most people say they can do deep tissue but actually don't know what they're doing. Mrs. Judy did a very good job.The reason for three stars is because I specifically did not schedule a hot stone massage. However, when we got in the room, she stated she may need to use some hot stones if there was too much inflammation, I said ok, there was no mention of a charge for these hot stones, I also didn't ask for them. I should've known better. I went to check out with the front desk and went to leave a tip and realized I had been charged for hot stones that I did not request. The hot stones were not throughout the whole massage, but just a few minutes during the massage I guess because she noticed there was some inflammation. When I mentioned this to the front desk, they said there was nothing they can do about the charge because she infact did use hot stones, even if it was for a lesser amount of time than if i scheduled a hot stone massage. I didn't feel like that was fair. if I wanted a hot stone massage I would pay for that with no problem. I would much rather pay for what I know I scheduled. quality wise Mrs. Judy is an amazing masseuse but if im going to pay $165 for a massage (should have paid $125) I can go to trellis for $200 and have access to the spa and its ammenties all day.
18:31 16 Jun 23
Carolyn is absolutely incredible. I was in an accident a few months ago and come regularly to see her and she has helped me so much. The space is so tranquil and welcoming. I’d recommend anyone here!
Robert RRobert R
20:30 18 May 23
I have been going to River Oaks Advanced Bodywork’s for over a year now and have had great sessions with a number of therapists. I recently had to reschedule and had a session with Ms. Judy. She was professional, focused on the areas of need and did a great job. I would recommend her to anyone.
Carla VCarla V
21:56 16 May 23
Oof. I had high hopes for this place after it was recommended and seeing the positive reviews. Unfortunately, while she seemed very nice, I couldn’t communicate with my massage therapist. Not a huge deal, but kind of tough for a treatment that’s somewhat medical in nature. (I’ve been to many massage spas before where the therapists don’t speak English, but usually that’s a $50 thing, not a $200 thing).She was supposed to be doing lymphatic drainage, but it was unlike any lymphatic drainage I’ve ever had before. She was just kind of lightly patting my skin. I tried to explain that I had signed up for proper lymphatic drainage, but as she didn’t really speak English, I wound up just leaving. It was an unfortunate waste of time.The front desk staff was apologetic, but they were not able to do anything to make it right.Overall I didn’t find this place this place to be very professional and I won’t be returning.
Natalie TaoNatalie Tao
17:25 14 May 23
My husband surprised me with an appointment here for my first prenatal massage. It was amazing! This is a hidden gem in Houston. Judy was my masseuse and she made sure that I was comfortable the entire session. I highly recommend trying them out and ask for Judy.
Monika VelevaMonika Veleva
02:29 17 Apr 23
I can’t recommend Claudia enough. She is very knowledgeable, extremely professional and always listens to her clients and their needs. She is respectful, kind and definitely has a passion for helping her clients feel better. It is always a pleasure to have my session with her, as I know that whatever tension I have in any of my muscles will be alleviated and she will help me design a plan that works for me. She is the best!
Gordon SampsonGordon Sampson
18:48 10 Mar 23
I have been receiving healings from Emma Moreno for many years and I am thrilled that she is now a part of the River Oaks Advanced Body Works staff of therapists and healers. The River Oaks Advanced Body Works facility is beautiful and the staff are friendly, professional, and are always prepared to meet your individual therapeutic needs.Emma Moreno specializes in Energy Healing, Magnetic Therapy, and Raindrop Therapy and she has always provided the best energy healing I’ve ever received. Emma is always positive and is a joy to be around. She brings many years of healing energy expertise to each session and I look forward to many more healing sessions with Emma. I always leave her healing sessions feeling so much better; physically and mentally. I highly recommend Emma Moreno!
Ms. Lesa Gibson, MBAMs. Lesa Gibson, MBA
02:44 31 Dec 22
I recently had 360 lipo and was looking for a place to do my lymphatic massage. The first place I went had me in a ton of pain! I almost gave up until I found River Oaks Advanced Bodywork and the amazing hands of Johanna! My massage was amazing I felt so good. Great atmosphere and great work!
Sunny ShoresSunny Shores
00:57 12 Dec 22
This place is amazing. William does an excellent job. I had a 1hr cupping session which includes a massage. He applies the right amount of pressure and really is aware of muscle tightness and how to help release it.
Taylor MartinTaylor Martin
20:18 01 Nov 22
Best massage I have ever had from Claudia! I have gone twice and both times were great. I brought a friend and she said her massage from another technician was amazing as well. Claudia pays attention to your needs and makes recommendations, provides a very relaxing experience, and even mentioned that she invests in continuing education classes. I never thought I would try cupping but Claudia explained the benefits & I ended up loving the results in reducing my tension and pain. I ended up getting the membership after my first massage and I think it’s so worth! My back already feels so much better after 2 massages and I plan to continue to go back every 2 weeks. The receptionists are always very sweet and accommodating as well. Thank you Claudia and Riveroaks advanced body works!
Wendy MalnakWendy Malnak
22:06 27 Oct 22
When I arrived, I was greeted pleasantly and professionally by the front desk staff. My massage therapist was outstanding! She listened to what I wanted and followed my wishes. Claudia loosened my neck and shoulders a great deal. I will definitely come back the next time I am in Houston.
Josh LavianJosh Lavian
20:32 21 Oct 22
Alva took very good care of me, with an excellent massage. The facilities are clean, tidy, and pleasant.
Carrie HicksCarrie Hicks
23:57 15 Oct 22
Claudia gives the MOST AMAZING massages. I have been getting massage for 20+ years and she is by far the best massage therapist I have ever had. Passive stretching was awesome, she communicates very well and stays in sync with your breathing. Definitely recommend the hot stones as well!!
Alexandra MAlexandra M
00:16 17 Sep 22
I’ve tried dozens of massage places in Houston and I’ve got to say that my integrated massage session with Claudia was the best experience I’ve ever had. I felt like this was a complete personalized massage to take care of the areas of my body that needed the most help. I left relaxed and feeling less pain and muscle tension.
Adrianne ThompsonAdrianne Thompson
19:10 05 Sep 22
Everything from the body massage to the facial was amazing! I was so comfortable and had some great conversations with staff.
Lisa HoangLisa Hoang
23:29 09 Jul 22
Love this place. Been here 4 times already with different therapists, and they’ve all been amazing!
Moustache MazzagattiMoustache Mazzagatti
23:00 30 Mar 22
Mila gave me deep tissue massage and it was the best massage I’ve ever had . Mila is very professional, very kind and very sweet . She will be my masseuse from now on. She’s perfect .
Taralyn EllisTaralyn Ellis
18:39 16 Feb 22
First time going to River Oaks Advanced Bodyworks and did ear candling. David was my technician and did a wonderful job. I will definitely be going back.
Austin HancockAustin Hancock
03:47 26 Jan 22
Great massage. Professional. Nice relaxing setting with easy parking. This is a great find.
Gabriela CampoGabriela Campo
22:43 30 Dec 21
I got a gift card for a massage from my parents for Christmas for my first EVER massage! And wow, they did not disappoint. The receptionist was lovely and David, who performed my massage, made me feel comfortable and so relaxed I literally drooled (sorry about that lol) 100% worth your time and money, check them out!
Janelle JagnananJanelle Jagnanan
17:08 21 Dec 21
I’ve been going here for years and the massage therapy is great. Definitely go for the treatment vs the ambiance though as it doesn’t have the luxurious spa feel (which is perfectly fine for me). I’d give 5 stars but there appears to be a lot of turnover at the front desk and the most recent hostess was not super professional or welcoming and also was unable to work the system or address my concerns without help from leadership.
Brad JanacekBrad Janacek
21:29 25 Jul 21
Chris and the team here are simply exceptional. I’m a massage enthusiast and get probably 2 per month. This was my 2nd trip and this time I took my partner to get him a massage as well. I called and had a booking for 2. They remembered I like deep tissue ans remembered me as I walked in to the door. I’ve had memberships to both of the national chains and was quickly reminded how much I prefer local places over those. 1. You can’t beat customer service! 2. You are not going to get a non experienced therapist right out of school if you come here. My partner and I can’t wait to come back and I highly recommend this place.
Benjamin BassBenjamin Bass
17:02 22 Jun 21
Best massage I have ever gotten. Highly recommend Carolina. She was amazing!
Michael MatarMichael Matar
01:40 18 Apr 21
I had a wonderful experience. From the moment I walk in for my appointment the place has an excellent ambiance. The BEST masseuse I have ever encountered Issac! Issac was phenomenal!!!! He made me feel at ease immediately, and provided me the best massage I ever had! He provided a relaxing yet strong massage with his capable hands to my knotted muscles. I love that he communicated through the session. I would recommend this place to anyone needing a sports massage.
02:55 15 Dec 20
The world is a better place after a massage with Iveth. I feel completely better, mentally and physically after each visit. I can’t recommend this place highly enough.
Solana VarnerSolana Varner
15:05 30 Nov 19
I received a two hour massage from Iveth and it was the best massage I’ve ever received. It took me 15 minutes to get it together to drive home after. I highly recommend her. She knew exactly where I needed focused massage. Can’t wait to go back!
Xochitl CassagneXochitl Cassagne
18:21 12 Nov 19
This establishment is soothing from the moment you walk in. I've been there twice now to get my chakras aligned. I had never had this done before. It's a different kind of healing that you may have not even known you needed. Isaac is wonderful and so professional. I have found my new go to place for "me" time! Thank you for giving your all to your clients.
Joyce MamboJoyce Mambo
19:26 17 Oct 19
The massage was amazing! I understand why the prices are a little more expensive, it’s worth it. Carmen is very good at what she does. There is a calming atmosphere in the whole place from the moment one walks in.
Shay RichardsonShay Richardson
14:08 29 Sep 19
This place is a lil hidden jewel that I lucked up on. We were in search of a last min couples message and with it being our anniversary were hoping to get into a big fancy spa but many reviews didn’t support spending so much money for what many agreed wasn’t the best quality. So instead of looking for a fancy building I began to search for the best quality which got us here. It was my husbands first message and he was blown away by the service. Very polite, attentive, price reasonable, and message quality was 5 star. I will def book with them again when in the area and I recommend everyone try. They are amazing!
Ariel HarlevAriel Harlev
20:29 06 Aug 19
I just finished my session with Isaac. The guy is amazing, really professional, he knows how to treat the pain and how to approach the person. The office is relaxing and inviting. I highly recommend River Oaks Advanced Bodywork for any treatment you may need for your body and for your soul.
Akshay ThakorAkshay Thakor
19:44 03 Feb 19
Itzel is fantastic! It was my first time getting a massage and she was great. I'm definitely a fan and will be back. The staff is very accommodating and nice. The room was exceptionally clean as if I was the first client of the day, yet I came in early afternoon. It's rare to find such a serene place in a busy city like Houston.