Body brushing. It's likely you've heard about it before - but it's still a thing because it works.
Body brushing is simple, helps with circulation, and improves lymphatic drainage. The best thing is that it's easy, feels good, and can be done in under a minute.
When you start to body brush, you'll likely feel a little invigorated immediately and then by doing it regularly and seeing and feeling results, it'll be simple for it to become part of your routine.
How to Body Brush:
The general consensus is that you sweep the brush over dry skin in long motions starting at the feet and towards the direction of the heart. This was Andrea's go-to way for years. Another way is to use this chart and brush in motions that go with the lymphatic drainage points. We've both switched to the latter, but either way is beneficial.
Body brushing can be done daily, every second day, or a couple of times a week. Angela generally does it when she remembers and when it's not too cold in the bathroom. Andrea chooses to step into the shower and warm up and then step out of the stream - do a quick brush and go on about her shower. (This rules out the dry part, but it works for her) If the brush gets wet, simple leave the body brush bristles side down on a towel to let it dry out.
We highly recommend this brush, that we picked up at Old Faithful (there are Toronto & Vancouver locations). It's horse hair but you can likely find something at your local pharmacy or bath shop that will do just as well. Choose something not too harsh, but if you do purchase one that at first feels too stiff or rough you can soften it by immersing it water and then letting it dry out bristles down.