English-Friendly Massage Therapists & Chiropractors in Tokyo
Massages and adjustments are some of the most refreshing ways to help rescue your body from the wear and tear that the bustle of Tokyo brings. Luckily, Tokyoites feel the same way, with massage and chiropractic clinics found throughout the city. Keep your body feeling great by visiting one of following English-friendly massage therapists, chiropractors, or osteopaths in Tokyo.
＊Note: Some clinics may be closed due to the Covid-19. Please check their website or call them in advance.
Lymphatic Drainage Massages in Tokyo
This kind of massage is extremely popular in Japan and uses a series of specific motions applied strongly throughout the body, focusing on areas with a high concentration of lymph nodes. While less of a tissue relaxer than Swedish or deep tissue massages, this method works to energize the lymphatic system, which regulates the detoxification process of cell metabolism. Many love this type of massage for its benefits to their overall well-being, circulation, and digestion.
Total Body Care Ginza
Address: Touma Building 5F, 2-2-19 Ginza, Chuo
Total Body Care Ginza has a very popular lymphatic drainage massage option. Since they’re also a chiropractic office, they can offer several services at once. Their most popular option is what they call a “refreshment treatment,” which is a full-body treatment that includes a muscle adjustment and a full-body massage. They also offer a lymphatic drainage treatment just for the legs below the knees.
Address: Dokken Daikanyama Heights #103, 7-8 Daikanyama, Shibuya
Located in trendy Daikanyama (just one station from Shibuya), this wonderfully cozy massage clinic offers a variety of services in English. Their lymphatic drainage massage ranges from 45 to 120 minutes, for a total body reset of the lymphatic system. This is a great immune-boosting massage and uses various essential oils for maximum relaxation.
Ginza Address: JLB Building 2F, 3-4-17 Ginza, Chuo
Ebisu Address: Vort Ebisu Dual’s #211, 2-19-7 Ebisu-Minami, Shibuya
Telephone: 03-6264-4779 (Ginza) / 03-6721-7369 (Ebisu)
Facia Ginza is one of the top massage parlors in Tokyo, receiving both TripAdvisor’s coveted top rating and the Japanese Omotenashi seal for exceptional service. Taking only 10 clients a day, this exclusive experience concentrates on the face as well as the body, guaranteeing a slimmer, less puffy look and an energized, more youthful feeling. One important note is that these massages are only available for women or couples.
English-Friendly & Osteopaths in Tokyo
Chiropractic and osteopathy services are both quite popular in Japan, but there are some key differences that are important to note when seeking treatment for your ailments. While both focus on the relationship of bones, ligaments, and tendons, chiropractors tend to focus on the spine while osteopaths take the entire body’s ailments into consideration. With that said, an adjustment can make a world of difference to those suffering shoulder, neck, or lower back pain.
Address: Daini Seiho Building 3F, 3-5-2 Kita-Aoyama, Minato
Tokyo Chiropractic has an impressive pedigree for all of its small, family-owned roots. The clinic is run by two of the top chiropractors in Japan, both who have served on national and international chiropractic boards. With one doctor trained in the United States and the other in Australia, you will feel at home with their gentle guidance and focus on repairing the body through the power of spinal manipulation.
Address: Granbell Aobadai Building 5F, 1-23-4 Aobadai, Meguro
The family-friendly AC Chiropractic is the only fully compliant WHO standard chiropractic facility in Naka-Meguro. Patient participation is considered integral to the success of their programs. By integrating new techniques into their patients’ daily routines and combining it with regular spinal adjustments, AC Chiropractic uses the strength of the body’s natural healing process to build strength, flexibility, and joint comfort.
Takeyachi Clinic Chiropractic Center
Address: Nihombashi Sakura Building 8F, 3-1-4 Nihombashi, Chuo
Takeyachi Clinic is rare in that it’s run by a medical doctor: an orthopedist, in fact. The owner received training in the United States for chiropractic adjusting and has published more than ten books on the subject. Takeyachi Clinic offers a combination of spinal adjustments, soft tissue work, and exercise and rehabilitation techniques to help patients continue to heal over the course of treatment.
Address: Shinjuku Daikan Plaza A, 7-1-7 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku
Available for both appointment and home consultation, the doctor behind Osteo Japan also has a certificate in pediatric osteopathy, down to infant and prenatal care. Those used to European-style osteopathy will take comfort in the French system.
Address: Tokyo ParaMedi, Sakura Yoyogi 1F, 1-6-3 Yoyogi, Shibuya
The other English-speaking osteopath on our list was also trained in the French tradition as well as being trilingual. While specializing in perinatal, gynecological, and pediatric osteopathy, Osteopathe Tokyo takes patients with a variety of ailments.
Relaxing Spa Massages in Tokyo
Of course, you can always throw away the semblance of seriousness and embrace the luxurious, lush quality of a spa massage. Our full guide to spa treatments and massages in Tokyo provides information on how to find the best experience and enjoy a day to yourself.
If You Would Like to Relax at Home
Japanese massage chairs are high quality and the technology has been improving every year. You can always try these machines at an electrical shop like Yodobashi Camera or Bic Camera. A high-quality massage chair will surely relax your body.
Taking Care of Your Body while Living in Tokyo
City life can take its toll physically and mentally. Keep your body in shape in every way by reading through our comprehensive guides to living in Tokyo. Whether it’s sports and fitness, medical care, or reducing stress and anxiety by finding English-friendly services, we provide the information you need to feel relaxed during your time in Tokyo.