Herzstein Wellness Center

Improving quality of life and helping you heal

Get Care for Mind, Body & Spirit at the Sigmund E. and Barbara B. Herstein Wellness Center

At Mount Auburn Hospital, cancer care takes many forms. Our goal is to provide you with the best possible medical treatment. But we also believe in caring for the whole person, not just your disease. The Herzstein Wellness Center helps us provide this care.

The center offers education and integrative therapies to help you feel your best. These services complement your traditional medical care. For example, these therapies may help you combat fatigue or manage the stresses of treatment. Some services may even make it possible for you to recover from surgery more quickly. Overall, they promote hope and healing and enhance your quality of life.

Because we know that cancer impacts entire families, our activities and services are available to your caregivers, as well. And they’re free for everyone. We’re grateful to the following individuals and organizations for making these services possible: the Sigmund E. Herzstein Jr. Trust, the Marino Foundation, the Crivello Fund, the Hoffman Breast Center Fund and the Watertown Cultural Council.

Therapies & Services to Benefit You

The Herzstein Wellness Center offers a wide range of holistic therapies and services:

  • Acupuncture
  • Mindfulness training
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Pet therapy
  • Reiki
  • Therapeutic oncology massage
  • Therapeutic music
  • Yoga

Please feel free to email us with your questions or to learn more.

Contribute to the Herzstein Wellness Center

There are many ways you can support the Herzstein Wellness Center and help care for people impacted by cancer.

Donate Books

We’re always looking for gently used books to fill our lending library. These books are a welcome distraction to patients and their families during long hours in treatment. If you’d like to donate your previously loved books, please email us.

Offer Your Financial Support

If you would like to provide financial support to the Herzstein Wellness Center, please email us.


If you’d like to join our team of compassionate and talented volunteers as a Reiki practitioner, certified pet therapy handler, therapeutic music practitioner or wellness concierge, please email us to learn more.

Cancer Care

At Mount Auburn Hospital, you’ll never battle cancer alone. We’re here for you from screening and diagnosis through treatment and beyond.