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Our legs are essential for our day-to-day activities and as the temperature rises we start revealing more of them and paying more attention. To care for our legs, our experts reveal the massage techniques that you can apply yourself at home to help reduce the feeling of heaviness, to minimize water retention or to improve the appearance of cellulitis. Take note!
Poor circulation is one of the worst enemies for our legs. To stimulate blood circulation and revitalize your body, we recommend an energetic massage. Want to know how to do this? Start by pressing firmly on the soles of your feet and move up the legs with flat hands using circular motions, increasing the pressure with every repetition.
PRO TIP: Modulate the pressure and intensity depending on the zone and sensitivity. You should be able to feel the pressure but it shouldn’t hurt. For this massage, you could use Diamond Well-Living The Dry Oil Energizing, which moisturizes your skin and has a scent that revitalizes mind and body.
Do you spend most of your day sitting down? Or are you on your feet in a static position all day long? In either case, the feeling of tired legs is very common and it only gets worse in the heat. Apply a cold-effect gel to the affected areas and reward yourself with a restorative massage using slow movements.
PRO TIP: Apply a product like Diamond Well-Living The Cryo-Gel as though you were kneading your skin and spread it all across the large muscle groups (quadriceps and calves) or the soles of your feet, not just in one specific spot. Avoid areas where there is no muscle or fat, such as the ankles, as the localized cold effect may feel very intense.
When it comes to our legs, two of the most common aesthetic concerns are water retention and cellulitis. Do you know which technique helps to improve both conditions? Draining massages with pumping motions. To do this yourself, draw a continuous spiral on your legs, gently pressing down with the palms of your hands in an upward motion towards the heart. Start with the inner part of your legs and then move on to the outer part, repeating several times.
PRO TIP: For this massage, we recommend elevating your legs for a few minutes beforehand and applying products that help purify the skin, like Diamond Diamond Well-Living The Dry Oil Detox. You will love its velvety finish and fast absorption!
It may surprise you to learn that heat has a soothing effect. Just think of how it feels to take a hot bath, to swaddle yourself in a cozy blanket or to feel the sunshine on your back… So if you need a little extra comfort, apply a gel that gives off that feeling of warmth. Use circular motions and combine them with gentle pressure on especially tense areas, where it feels tight when you apply pressure. This will help to activate the microcirculation and enhance this soothing action.
PRO TIP: When you apply heat-effect products like Diamond Well-Living The Warming Gel —perfect for when your body and legs are aching after a run or any intense workout—spread them onto a small area, as the sensation of heat can be very intense.