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Spa Savvy Massage Therapists

A group of "spa savvy" massage therapists who perform dry room body spa treatments from their session rooms. Let's network, discuss and share!

Website: http://www.MassageAndFacials.com
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Latest Activity: Jun 12, 2013

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Comment by Rachel Sheard, LMT, NCTMB, CIPI on February 25, 2011 at 2:25pm
Sorry for the delay in my response--still recovering from vacation in some ways! I appreciate this info a lot--thank you very much Ariana.
Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB on February 14, 2011 at 9:15am

You can purchase very nice dry brushes in the cosmetic department at Target or Wal-Mart. If you choose to dry brush with exfoliating gloves or a loofa, you can purchase those there also. You want to brush in the direction of the axillary and inguinal lymphatic areas.

 

BODY BRUSHING

  • Body brushing is one of the best ways to (1) cleanse the lymphatic system, (2) stimulate circulation and (3) exfoliate the surface of the skin is by brushing the surface of the body with a soft dry brush. 
  • Body brushing can be performed in three ways:  (1) with a dry body brush, (2) with exfoliating gloves or (3) with a warm, moist loofa sponge.
  • Use caution when body brushing an elderly person whose skin may be fragile.
  • The body should be dry when you begin the brushing.
  • You can also offer body brushing with the client in a supine position throughout the session if it is being offered in conjunction with a wrap.

 

Client is prone

  • Brush up the legs from feet toward the hips moving toward the lymphatic ducts.
  • Brush the gluteals.
  • Brush up the arms from hands to shoulders, moving toward the lymphatic ducts. Brush the back and torso, lightly down the neck, and across the shoulders

 

Client is supine

  • Brush up the legs from feet toward the hips moving toward the lymphatic ducts.
  • Brush up the arms from hands to shoulders, moving toward the lymphatic ducts.
  • Brush lightly down the neck.
  • Brush the upper chest toward the lymphatic ducts under the arms.
  • Brush the abdominal area in the direction of the flow of the colon – ascending, transverse, descending.
  • The session is complete.

 

Comment by Rachel Sheard, LMT, NCTMB, CIPI on February 14, 2011 at 5:31am
Thanks for the info Ariana. Do you have your own preferred retailer for dry brushes, and do they come with any info blurb with them? I'm sure you'd watch to brush in the direction of the heart, but any other considerations? Thanks again. :)
Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB on February 10, 2011 at 11:55pm

Following up on Rachel's post about dry brushing, here's some information from my Spa World course notebook, "A DESCRIPTION OF BODY BRUSHING - Body brushing is one of the best ways to (1) cleanse the lymphatic system, (2) stimulate circulation and (3) exfoliate the surface of the skin by brushing the surface of the body with (1) a dry body brush, (2) exfoliating gloves or (3) a warm, moist loofa sponge."

 

 

Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB on February 10, 2011 at 11:51pm

In response to Rachel's question about dry brushing, it is a nice gesture to give the dry brush to your client with an instruction sheet for their self-care dry brushing at home. Dry brushes are rather inexpensive, so it will not take a large investment on your part. You can also have your name placed on the handle of the brush for a little extra marketing. I've found that it is easier to dry brush with one brush, rather than two; however, you've planted some fuel for thought. I usually have the brush in my right hand since I am right-handed. 

 

Comment by Rachel Sheard, LMT on October 14, 2010 at 12:04pm
My curiosity is growing towards adding dry brushing to my menu, but how exactly do you sanitize the brushes after use? Is there any other information needed before using this treatment on clients? I wouldn't think it would be too difficult, and would expect to get a rhythm going after a little practice. And it would seem to me to be a more pleasant experience to use one brush in each hand, similar to giving a massage?

Any feedback/advice is much appreciated! Thanks!
Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB on February 10, 2011 at 11:46pm

Check out Ariana Institute's new Podcast - The Spa World - on YouTube http://tinyurl.com/496ttvc

 

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which allows you more exposure, links,  and submission of articles.
Looking forward to networking with you. The link is http://www.synergisticcenter.com/Directory-listing-form.html.
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Comment by Rachel Sheard, LMT, NCTMB, CIPI on October 14, 2010 at 12:04pm
My curiosity is growing towards adding dry brushing to my menu, but how exactly do you sanitize the brushes after use? Is there any other information needed before using this treatment on clients? I wouldn't think it would be too difficult, and would expect to get a rhythm going after a little practice. And it would seem to me to be a more pleasant experience to use one brush in each hand, similar to giving a massage?

Any feedback/advice is much appreciated! Thanks!
Comment by Alicia Barrera-Warwick,HHP,LE on June 16, 2010 at 8:37pm
Hi CIndy - Thanks I totally forgot! :)
Comment by Cindy Greenwood on June 16, 2010 at 4:39pm
Congrats Alicia! I see that you have an article coming out in "Skin Deep".
Looking forward to reading it...
 

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