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.


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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