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Dry Skin Brushing

In our office here at Homer Physical Therapy we are asked to do an in-service twice a year on a health related topic. This week was my turn and I made a presentation about Dry Skin Brushing.

I was very fascinated with all the health benefits that such a simple task can provide. A dry brush can be purchased for under $20 and should be made of natural bristles. It’s easiest done just before a shower. You can do it quickly or take your time. Start brushing at your feet, sweeping your skin upwards towards you heart. Then do your arms starting at the fingers sweeping up and thru your armpits. Next do the trunk of your body sweeping toward your heart. Adjust the pressure of brushing according to the sensitivity of the skin. It should not hurt but will leave the skin with a sense of flushing and possible warmth. In lighter skinned people, this change may be noticed as a slight reddening of the skin.

Some of the many benefits of dry skin brushing are exfoliation, stress reduction, stimulation of the circulatory and lymphatic system, and smoothing and reduction of the appearance of cellulite. It can also be very invigorating. I find it a very pleasurable experience and my skin has become soft and smooth where there used to be little bumpy patches before.

DeAnna – Office Assistant