Body Polish Dry Brush Lymphatic Drainage Massage

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A 50 to 60 min body polishing, lymphatic drainage massage aimed to not only relax you with rhythmic brushing strokes but remove dead, dry skin freeing your cells to regenerate more radiant, glowing skin. Dry brushing also relieves the skin from blocked pores allowing healing oils, lotions, and butters to absorb into the skin leading to greater, deeper benefits.

Please expect firm but gentle rhythmic brushing strokes all over the body. Focusing on the 4 quadrants of the body encourages lymphatic drainage to occur. Your 1st body polish session comes with a natural bristle body brush so that you may practice this treatment for yourself at home between massages and a small Time Hair and Body Wash along with a small Tru Hair and Body Oil.

We encourage you to add this massage to your monthly scheduled massage.

Benefits of dry brushing

Dry brushing has gained traction for a reason. The list of benefits includes:

Detoxifying the skin

The mechanical action of dry brushing is excellent for exfoliating rough, dry skin, she says. “Dry brushing unclogs pores in the exfoliation process. It also helps detoxify your skin by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage,” says Dr. Khetarpal. Also, by unclogging pores, it’s easier for the body to sweat and eliminate toxins in your system.

Stimulating the nervous system

Dry brushing can make you feel good since it has the additional benefit of stimulating your nervous system. It can also leave you feeling invigorated like a massage often does.

Giving your skin a more radiant glow

Removing dead skin cells can help make your skin smoother and softer. It can also give your skin a brighter appearance temporarily.

Gentler on your skin than scrubbing in the shower

Hot water inflames your skin and even strips away oils, fats, and proteins that keep your skin healthy. This can cause redness and itching. Brushing your skin while it is dry allows you to exfoliate and increase blood circulation without robbing it of moisture the way the hot water in your shower can. 

What brush should I use to dry brush?

To get the benefits of dry brushing you’ll want to use a natural stiff-bristled bath or shower brush, preferably one with a long handle. Some bristles are stiffer than others, and it depends on your skin’s sensitivity and preference. The long handle is helpful for tough-to-reach areas like your back. 

Can I dry brush with sensitive skin or other skin conditions?

It’s possible to use a dry brush if you have sensitive skin. For dry brushing to be fully effective, the bristles must generally be pretty firm. But if your skin is too sensitive, you can use a plain, dry washcloth. If you notice redness, swelling, or inflammation while brushing, stop right away.

Also, never dry brush over moles, warts, or raised bumps among many other things. See your dermatologist if you have questions.

“Do not use a dry brush or cloth on skin that’s broken. This includes cuts, scrapes, lesions, sores, or burned skin, including sunburns,” she adds. “Don’t ever brush over areas of infection, redness or general irritation, inflammation, cellulitis, or skin cancer. Stop dry brushing if skin becomes irritated or inflamed.”

Dr. Khetarpal also points out to avoid using a dry brush on your face since the skin is more sensitive than on the rest of your body. “If you want to exfoliate your face, use more gentle products and methods that are designed specifically for it,” she says. 

When should I dry brush?

The best time to dry brush is just before a shower. Then you can wash off any dead skin cells and flaky skin. Be sure to apply lotion afterward to put moisture back into your skin.