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Lymphatic Drainage Massage or Deep Tissue Massage: Which is the Right Treatment for You?

Updated: Apr 5


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To recognize the Differences Between Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Deep Tissue Massage

There are many options to take when you come to massage treatment. Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Deep Tissue Massage are two commonly preferred options. But how do these two massage styles differ, and which one is best for you?

In this blog from Massage S-Shape, I’ll discuss the variations between Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Deep Tissue Massage to help you choose which one would be the best fit for your requirements.



What is Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

A type of massage therapy called Lymphatic Drainage Massage aims to promote lymph circulation throughout the body.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage can help promote the lymphatic system, which aids in the elimination of waste and toxins from the body. The therapist uses light, rhythmic strokes to promote lymphatic flow and cleansing during a Lymphatic Drainage Massage.

For people with fluid retention, lymphedema, or other conditions affecting lymphatic function, Lymphatic Drainage Massage can be a great option.


With over 12 years of experience as a massage therapist in Tokyo and Hawaii, Massage S-Shape offers effective Lymphatic Drainage Massage for a variety of conditions.



What is Deep Tissue Massage?

Relaxing deep layers of muscle and connective tissue is the primary focus of Deep Tissue Massage.

It targets specific knots or sore spots with slow, firm pressure, and removes adhesion, or knots, from the muscles, and encourages healing and relaxation.

Those who are healing from an injury or who have chronic pain or tight muscles might benefit greatly from Deep Tissue Massage.


With over 12 years of experience as a massage therapist in Tokyo and Hawaii, Massage S-Shape offers effective Deep Tissue Massage for a variety of conditions.



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Difference Between Deep Tissue Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Massage

Lymphatic Drainage Massage and Deep Tissue Massage can both promote health, but their mechanisms of action are different. The two therapies differ significantly in the following ways:


Pressure

Lymphatic Drainage Massage: gentle, rhythmic strokes to encourage lymphatic circulation.

Deep Tissue Massage: slow, firm pressure to target specific areas of stress or pain.


Technique

Lymphatic Drainage Massage: more continuous, flowing strokes.

Deep Tissue Massage: more specific techniques including kneading and circular motions.


Goal

Lymphatic Drainage Massage: to encourage lymphatic flow and cleansing.

Deep Tissue Massage: to break up muscular adhesions and promote relaxation and healing.



Which Therapy Suits You Best?

If you are struggling with fluid retention, lymphedema, or limb swelling after cancer treatment Lymphatic Drainage Massage will be more beneficial.

Lymph Drainage Massage

Reasons to consult

[ Lymphedema / Edema / Cellulite / Swollen Legs, Arms / Metabolic Syndrome / Bloating / Stress / Physical Fatigue / Aging ]



If you experience frequent pain or tight muscles and would like to relax and recover from injuries or fatigue, Deep Tissue Massage will be a better choice.

Deep Tissue Massage

Reasons to consult

[ Neck Pain / Shoulder Pain / Shoulder Blade Pain / Low Back Pain / Sciatica / Hip Pain / Frozen Shoulder / Physical Fatigue / Chronic Pains / Muscle Stiffness / Joint Pains / Stress / Sleep Disorders ]



Looking for massage in Tokyo?

My treatments include both Deep Tissue Massage and Lymphatic Drainage Massage.

I will be able to collaborate with you to choose the most appropriate course of action for your unique requirements and goals.



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Yoh Kitahara

Yoh Kitahara

Owner, Therapist





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