This method of detoxification is very simple and it feels really good, especially on tired legs and feet after a long day of standing. The stimulation of the skin opens the pores and gets the blood circulating. Dry skin brushing has been around for centuries in many cultures. The loofah was traditionally used in some places. In Finland people vigorously brush their skin with twigs before entering the sauna.
It doesn’t take very long to give your body a once over with the brush, and these days they are easy to find. Get a brush with a long handle to reach your back. My brush is a little too short and I can’t really get my back very well. Use a brush with all natural fibre or a loofah–synthetic fibre brushes can irritate the skin.