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Janine Tavares

published in 16 de Novembro de 2020 | 3 reading time

"Massages in Lisbon"

Visiting a Spa in Lisbon for a relaxing experience can be common for many, or it can be considered a luxury for others, however it has become as essential part of everyone’s life.

Contrary to popular belief, massages on regular basis contribute significantly to your wellbeing. It is generally considered part of complementary and integrative medicine and has become a standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions. Studies show that it is a treatment with positive effects in reducing stress, pain, and relieving muscle tension.

Put aside any thought that a massage is just a way to feel good or to pamper yourself. On the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to take care of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health problem or are looking for a way to relief your pain.

Relaxation massages in Lisbon

Relaxation massages can take many forms, but they must contain 4 essential features:

  1. Slow movements with gentle to medium pressure
  2. Use of oils / creams with relaxing and calming properties, eg Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Vetiver
  3. Use of hot procedures to provide muscle relaxation and increase circulation, eg pindas, hot oil / cream, heated couch
  4. Calm environment, without outside noise and therapists passionate about their profession

Lisbon has fantastic Spas, awarded by international entities, and even if they are inserted in hotels, you do not need to be accommodated to enjoy the facilities, namely  the water circuit of the spa.


Space… space…. and more space .. is one of the most impressive features in a space of 1000 m2, next to the Tagus river. The Spa environment is trendy and welcoming, with a bamboo garden and natural light, which induces meditation and relaxation. At Bspa it is possible to purchase a daily pass to access these falicilties and enjoy the fantastic Thermo Garden: a large dynamic indoor pool; Steam room; Hammam; Turkish bath; Sensory showers and outdoor pool in the sundeck, weather permitting.

TOPSPA Massage – 85min | 145€

The perfect combination of the best massage techniques – Swedish, Shiatsu, Ayurvedic, Tui na and reflexology in a holistic relaxation ritual. Ideal to release stress and muscle tension, while the skin is hydrated with essential oils of lavender, ylang ylang and petitgrain for a calming, detoxifying and well-being effect.


THE BEST dayspa in Lisbon, by the World Luxury Spa Awards since 2014, is a spa with soft and relaxing tones, intimate, exclusive and with a unique quality of service, ideal for those who want a retreat for moments of escape in complete privacy.

The treatment rooms excel in discretion and comfort. The relaxation area is surrounded by an atmosphere with aromas that awaken the senses and prolong the Zen state after the rituals.

With the seal of the most renowned international spa brands (Aromatherapy Associates, The Refinery, Karin Herzog and Linda Meredith), it has a wide range of massages that make us want to repeat the experience over and over.

The Best Relaxing Massage in the World – 90min | 120€

This massage was arose from the fulfillment of a dream to create a complete and limited edition massage that incorporates the best relaxation techniques in the world and the use of heated oil. The success was so great that, with the suggestion of our customers, we decided to baptize it with this name.


In the center of Lisbon, a short distance from Avenida da Liberdade, is the Mandalay Spa inserted in the Hotel PortoBay Liberdade. With a magnificent 700 m2 that consists of an indoor pool, Turkish bath and sauna, it is a ritual spa inspired by Southwest Asia, where the spa experience of ancient Ayurvedic origins and Thai traditions prevail.

Tranquil Journey – 80min | 140€

Slow, deep movements work in tune with your breath while warm and calming Thai pindas, based on herbs (sweet basil and vetiver) dissolve the accumulated tension. Everything around you slow down. Mind and body reconnect.

Right now, the hard part is choosing!

Janine Tavares

Com uma longa carreira internacional, a Janine é formadora e coordenadora da área Wellness da TOPSPA Consultants. Com formação inicial em cosmetologia, desenvolveu a sua carreira em dayspas, cruise line spas, resort & hotel spas. O desafio na área de gestão iniciou-se nos Emirados Árabes Unidos, onde teve o privilégio de liderar equipas de várias nacionalidades em vários spas emblemáticos dos quais se destaca o Armani Spa - Burj Kalifa ou o Emirates Palace Spa. No processo de crescimento pessoal, alterou hábitos de vida para viver de uma forma mais consciente e saudável. Participou em vários retiros na India e em Bali, e formações de Yoga incluindo a certificação como professora da modalidade, aprendeu e conheceu várias pessoas inspiradoras, para hoje poder também inspirar e consciencializar outros para a importância de procurar e seguir uma vida mais plena.

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