Massage Modalities

Spa Treatments > Dry Skin Brushing

dry skin brush with candles and orchids on trayDry Skin Brushing is invigorating and yields tremendous benefit for the entire body.

Applied onto dry skin, coarse-bristled hand held brushes are swept superficially over the skin toward the heart and in the direction of lymph flow.

The benefits of dry skin brushing are far reaching due to the important role of our skin in our health.

Benefits of dry skin brushing include but are not limited to...

  • improved circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • improved skin tone and clarity
  • improved muscle tone
  • alleviation of cellulite
  • stimulation of nerve endings which elicits a relaxation response through central nervous system as well as decreases muscular tension (this can have far-reaching effects throughout the entire body by affording better lung capacity, improved digestion, as well as clearer thinking)
  • exfoliation
  • increases and regeneration of the production of collagen and elatin fibers which slow the ageing process

Skin brushing is an excellent, incredibly beneficial enhancement to all of our other massage and bodywork treatments!

The Important Role Skin Plays in Our Health

The skin is our largest organ comprising of up to 16% of total body weight and covering an average of twenty square feet! Skin being very versatile and resilient, it's vibrance reflects our overall health and well-being. Multi-faceted in function, it serves to connect us to our outside world as well as provides protection from the dangers inherent with it.

Furthermore, our skin serves as sensory awareness within the body and works synergistically with all other body systems, regulating body temperature, alkalinity and much more. The eliminative organs of the body (intestines, kidneys, lungs and skin) must be properly functioning to experience optimal health.

When the skin is treated properly, it will result in improved functioning of all other organs. When this skin is not, the liver becomes congested, overworked and unable to cleanse the blood as efficiently and from there circulatory and lymphatic processes become sluggish and compromise the overall health and longevity of all other systems.

Information About Cellulite

Cellulite is a condition that plagues many women and some men. It is a structural disturbance of adipose (fat) tissue where fibrous nodules develop around the adipose tissue to give it its distinctive dimpled texture. This condition is a direct reflection of lifestyle habits such as diet, exercise, water intake, and stress level.

Due in part to the increased circulation from skin brushing, massage, and other hydrotherapy treatments, when these therapies are combined with healthier diet and exercise practices, they can aid in reduction of these fatty/fibrous deposits. Though there is no absolutely effective treatment, skin brushing in particular, has been proven to assist in breaking up the congestion corresponding to this unsightly condition.