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VIDEO: To Dry Brush, or Not to Dry Brush? That is the Question.

1 Feb

Dry brushing is a detox method touted in many health and beauty publications for its ability to encourage weight loss, reduce cellulite and stimulate lymphatic flow.  But is dry brushing a good idea for lymphies?

Watch this video to find out how many butterflies dry brushing earns on Lymphedema Diary’s five-butterfly rating system. (The butterfly is the international symbol of lymphedema)

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Don’t try this at home – or anywhere.

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Not a life-changer.

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My new favorite thing.

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How did I ever live without this???

 

Have you tried dry brushing?  How would you rate your experience?  Please share in the comments section below.

 

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2 Responses to “VIDEO: To Dry Brush, or Not to Dry Brush? That is the Question.”

  1. Catherine February 1, 2018 at 7:40 am #

    I love your blog Britta!
    I also have Primary LE which was bilateral feet/legs and has spread over the past 14 months up into my lower trunk, left breast and left arm. Made to measure compression on nearly 80% of my body can be downright miserable at times but I’m trying to keep a positive attitude like you and thrive the best I can with my lymphie body!
    I also found dry brushing to be an inadequate way to move lymph compared to exercise (swift walking), MLD, SLD, and pumping. All of that takes so much time (2.5 hours every day) that dry brushing is rarely included. Some lymphies love dry brushing but this lymphie agrees with your two butterfly rating. Keep up your fabulous blog posts, I look forward to seeing them!!

    • brittavl February 1, 2018 at 10:26 am #

      Thank you, Catherine! Keeping a positive attitude is not always easy, so kudos to you.

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