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(Beauty on the couch) Ankles and thighs swollen, heavy ... Under pressure, your legs are water reserves, and your entire ecosystem is stagnant. It's time to regain some lightness!

Agnes Rogelet

The origin of heavy legs

Heat, hormonal changes, overweight or a long period of immobility can compress the blood vessels and "suffocate" the tissues. oxygen supply (hypoxia) slows down the blood and lymphatic circulation and also causes the synthesis of agents that attack the permeability of the cells, where the fluids infiltrate and cause edema, "explains Olivia Bordeaux-Groult, head of marketing for spas Sisley. Law of gravity requires, the feet are the first affected by this retention of water. As the hours go by, the diameter of the ankles increases. A feeling of heaviness invades the lower limbs and, with it, is born the impression of being unable to respond to his desire to walk.

To properly groom

"Lymphatic drainage is an opportunity to question what stopped you," says Jocelyne Mury, psycho-corporal therapist. Professional change, difficult relationship with her mother or other shock: "Cleansing the lymph also acts on the retention of emotions," she says. Olivia Bordeaux-Groult advocates a cosmetic "targeting the cell and its environment". Effective if you apply it by gentle pressure, going up from the ankles to the top of the thighs, and take care of your lifestyle. As for the jet of cold water or menthol gel, they bring a note of lightness in the legs ... and in the head.

The right ritual

Start in the shower with a gentle massage: Italian Resort body scrub, Acqua di Parma , 200 ml, 59 €.

To relieve discomfort, drain and remodel: White Ginger Refining Oil for the legs, Sisley , 150 ml, 126 €.

A patch that brings lightness: Wrap light legs, Qiriness , 5, 50 €.

To boost the drainage and shape its silhouette: sessions of Cellu M6 Alliance, LPG , 60 € for 30 minutes (recommended price in institutes and physiotherapists).

==> Test yourself: Which massage would do you good?

The weather is not good, you are tired, worries accumulate ... Or you simply want to take care of yourself. To take the time to feel a little well-being, sweetness ... In short, it is the moment or never to offer you a massage, the ideal solution to lighten the body and the mind.

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