dry skin brushing – my technique

I use a natural bristle brush, mine is a tampico fibre brush made for Bernard Jensen.

I dry skin brush before showering or bathing.

I brush quite vigorously & with firm pressure, in the direction of lymph flow.

I repeat each stroke 5-7 times.

I begin with my left side & follow with my right.

I begin with the sole of my left foot, brushing from my toes to my heel. I then brush the top of my foot, beginning at my toes & continuing each long stroke up my shin toward my knee. Then I brush from the back of my heel up my calf to the back of my knee. In this I make sure to cover all skin on my lower leg, both sides of my calf muscle. Once I have done my left foot & lower leg I swap sides & repeat the process on my right foot & lower leg.

I begin again on my left leg at my knee, I sweep the brush up the front of my thigh to my groin & up to my belly (avoiding my vulva), I do the same on my inner thigh & my outer thigh. I brush from the back of my knee up my thigh & over my bottom. I then repeat this on my right thigh.

I brush my hands & arms next. I brush the palm of my left hand from my finger tips to my wrist & up my inner forearm. I then brush the back of my hand from my finger tips to my wrist & up my outer forearm, making sure to cover the sides of my forearm as well. I brush my upper arm, inside & out from my elbow to my shoulder on the outside & my armpit on the inside. I then repeat on my right arm.

This is where the long handle comes in most useful, I brush from my shoulders down my back toward my bottom, stopping at the top of my bottom & sweeping the brush around my sides toward the front of my body. I then brush from my shoulders down my chest, avoiding my nipples, to my abdomen.

I don’t brush my face because I have very sensitive skin on my face that is prone to being both dry & acneous at the same time! If I were to brush my face I would be using a dry wash cloth to wipe down my face from my forehead toward my neck, down my neck to my chest.

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Since seeing me dry brush my skin each morning, Sprout has asked me to dry brush her skin too. I follow the same proceedure for her, only I use much more gentle strokes, I also use less frequent strokes because she’s still small.

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