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published in 17 de Maio de 2022 | 4 reading time

"Know when to do it and which leg massage is best for you"

The leg massage reduces tiredness and swelling, relieves pain and prevents circulation problems. By reading this article, you will know when to do this type of treatment and which massage is best for you.

See what a leg massage can do for you

Massages bring positive results for health in general. In the case of leg massages, there are some advantages that are worth knowing. They are:

Massages can help promote the health of your legs!


Physical Benefits:

  • Facilitates the decongestion of arteries, which improves blood circulation;
  • Activates oxygenation and detoxifies tissues;
  • Provides lymphatic drainage and favors the elimination of liquids;
  • Relieves muscle pain and contributes to physical recovery.

Aesthetic Benefits:

  • Tones the muscles;
  • Leaves the skin with more elasticity and firmness;
  • Helps to reduce the volume;
  • Allows you to model the contour of the legs.


The leg massage improves the functioning of the circulatory, lymphatic and muscular system, ensuring physical and aesthetic benefits.


Know the warning signs that indicate the need for a leg massage

A leg massage can help prevent poor blood circulation, one of the factors that trigger serious health complications such as varicose veins and thrombosis. There are several signs of discomfort that should be considered with special attention. Look:

We advise you to give your legs a massage when you notice the following signs:

  • Tingling feeling
  • Tiredness;
  • Red or bluish skin;
  • Swollen ankles and knees;
  • Cramps;
  • Muscle aches.


Find out in which situations we recommend a leg massage

Leg massages contribute to our health and well-being. There are, however, some moments when its importance is reinforced. Find out what they are:

Physical exercise

For those who do daily workouts or are going to start going to a gym, the leg massage will help in the recovery of muscles and in the relief of pain, so common in beginners.


Weight loss

When we lose weight, we need to tone the skin and make it firmer. A leg massage allows you to achieve results in a more effective and lasting way.



When summer arrives and temperatures rise, it is normal to suffer from some swelling in the legs and ankles. Massage for the legs can be done frequently during the summer to prevent this discomfort.


Premenstrual tension

During this period, many women suffer from sleep disturbances, headaches, emotional changes and the feeling of tiredness caused by swollen legs. In these cases, massages work as a moment of relaxation capable of alleviating the symptoms of premenstrual tension.


Festive seasons

Right after Christmas and New Year, we feel the consequences of overeating combined with a sedentary lifestyle. The result? We retain more fluids and our legs become heavier and more painful. The leg massage helps us find well-being after the wear and tear caused by the hustle of celebrations.


Find out which leg massage is best for you


There are several options for leg massages with different benefits.


Massage for leg pain

If the goal is to relieve heavy, painful legs or facilitate muscle recovery, we advise you to consider a treatment that stimulates the circulatory system.

The leg massage for muscle pain by Mandalay Spa combines the method of Thai poultices with reflexology, providing a contrast between hot and cold. This treatment eases the pain and gives you the feeling of lightness you need.


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Massage for swollen legs

Draining leg massages are a great solution to this type of problem. Lymphatic drainage eliminates excess retained fluids that cause swelling in the legs and ankles, releases toxins and facilitates the reduction of cellulite.


Massage for tired legs

One of the factors that causes the feeling of tiredness in the legs is the congestion of blood vessels. Massage for circulation in the legs is an excellent answer to this type of problem.

The ideal would be to combine both techniques. You can find the Leg Revival treatment at BluSpa, a leg massage that meets these needs, in a combination of menthol and gotu kola with decongestant effects that activate microcirculation.


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Leg shaping massage

Ideal for reducing volume and improving circulation, the shaping massage on the legs also has detoxifying effects. This treatment uses strong movements that shape the body and define the silhouette.


Relaxing leg massage

For those looking to relax, having a massage at a Spa is the right choice. In addition to the specific and localized effects of a leg massage, the experience will provide a very complete feeling of relaxation and well-being.


Now that you know the most suitable type of massage for each situation, review your needs and choose the best option for you.

At TopSpa you will find experienced therapists who will be able to help you indicate which treatment is best for you.


A TOPSPA Consultants é a empresa líder na área de consultoria e gestão de Spas no mercado hoteleiro, em Portugal. Fundada em 2015 com a ambição de ser a melhor a empresa a operar no mercado Wellness & Spa em Portugal, possui atualmente 8 Spas em gestão própria e o maior número de prémios atribuídos pelos World Luxury Spa Awards. A divulgação e partilha de conhecimento, são parte integrante dos valores da empresa, efetuada através de formação profissional, palestras, workshops e docência das disciplinas de Saúde e Bem-Estar em diversos cursos Superiores e Técnicos nas Escolas de Hotelaria e Turismo.

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