There are many types of therapeutic massages. One of the most beneficial is undoubtedly the so-called circulatory massage, that is, one that is focused on activating blood and lymphatic irrigation, favoring cellular exchange, being especially recommended for our legs. We teach you what your benefits are and how to do it.
This type of massage is very suitable in those days when you feel swollen legs, and especially if you suffer from varicose veins. Through this therapeutic exercise on our skin and muscles we can mobilize body fluids, bringing nutrients to the cells, and on the other hand, circulating toxins reach the organs and nodes responsible for
Purpose of the circulatory massage in the legs
The circulatory massage in the legs will serve to activate the blood supply, reduce the retention of fluids and eliminate toxins. This improves the feeling of heaviness of the legs, as well as alleviate the incidence of varicose veins.
This massage also allows to improve the venous return of the body thanks to the ascending movements that we are going to perform, always towards the heart. You can massage legs also using massage equipment, you shoudl check the 10 best massage chair reviews on the market for this purpose. All this prevents and reduces the appearance of edema and swelling.
The genetic factor has a lot of weight when it comes to the appearance of varicose veins, as well as the sedentary life, to remain many hours in the same position, an incorrect feeding … all this causes that the valves of our legs do not work as they should, It appears the sensation of pressure, of itching, the bumps and the pain. It is not only an aesthetic problem, but also health. We can suffer thrombi, circulation is difficult and is a risk that must be taken into account. Our circulatory massage will help you prevent it.
The blood that we manage to redistribute with the massage manages to raise the temperature of the tissues of our legs, thus improving our physical state.
This massage is very suitable if you suffer from swollen legs and feet. We managed to lighten the pressure, also relieve the ankle pain and promote circulation.
How to perform a massage on the legs to activate circulation
To perform the massage we will need olive oil and rosemary water. The first one that we will use is the olive oil, very suitable to favor the massage and to activate the circulation. Once finished, we will have prepared fresh rosemary water. Rosemary is a great anti-inflammatory and conducive to circulation. If you do not have it at home, you can prepare it to have it always at hand. Just take six sprigs of rosemary and put them in a glass jar with a liter of water and half a glass of alcohol 90 degrees. Let macerate in a dark place for two weeks. Half an hour before the massage, insert the bottle in the refrigerator to keep it cool.
You can do it yourself, but it is always recommended that the massage is done by someone else. You can for example be two friends to benefit from this circulatory massage so suitable for the legs. It is advisable to do it already in the afternoon, when you get home. The first thing we will do is lie down and leave the legs slightly elevated, as you see in the photograph.
We applied olive oil in our hands and started the massage by the ankles. Press and exert an upward movement towards the calf. Pressure should never cause pain, it is simply a matter of always making a few upward movements toward the heart. Thus we provide oxygen to the veins. Remember also that, in case there are varicose veins or a venous spider, we will never oppress it, we will act around it, never directly.
We must go in zones. From the ankle to the calf (3 minutes). From the calf to the thigh (3 minutes). Always up. It exerts a little pressure with the fingers, then opens the palm and drags on the skin and the muscles in ascending movements. Always maintain the correct hydration of the skin with olive oil.
Perform the same movements both up and down, ie on both sides of the legs. It is normal to devote about 25 minutes to the massage.
Once the massage is finished we will apply some small towels moistened with fresh rosemary water, for about 10 minutes. It will relieve and revive circulation. Toxins and fluid accumulation is drained by this simple and effective massage, recommended to perform two days a week. Do not forget to try it.
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