What is an Exfoliating Back Scrub?
An Exfoliating Back Scrub is a treatment that massages a skincare scrub in invigorating circle /movements on your skin.
This friction on the back sloughs off dry skin, stimulates circulation, leaving your back energized and your skin smooth and very clean.
Circulation brings oxygen to the area, adding colour and removing dead cells and dullness skin can get over time.
The light exfoliating scrub massages into those hard to reach areas of the neck and back.
As a result, the back and neck is silky and smooth; the areas are relaxed and energised by the massage and although not a full body treatment the whole body benefits.
How does The Healing Practice do an Exfoliating Back Scrub?
An exfoliating back scrub is the perfect complement to our Lymphatic Drainage treatment and is finished off with Foot Reflexology to treat the whole body.
We’ve added it as a new therapy, because we think the back is so important to treat.
The back is often a neglected and a hard to reach area.
It is also available as an Add-on with other treatments but we think its best companion is Lymphatic Drainage.
- Women can have an itchy band across their upper back area from wearing a bra (Especially in hot weather/ working out)
- Sitting for long hours at a screen can strain the upper back fascia as well.
- Our practitioner wears exfoliating abrasive gloves and uses specific exfoliating products, to rub into the back that has been well prepared and ready for the scrub treatment!
- Gloves and the all natural scrub gently and efficiently exfoliate layers of dead skin and impurities from the body’s surface.
- Hot towels remove any stickiness from the products.
- Your back is finished off with a moisturising balm, smooth, energised and glowing!
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How do you exfoliate your back?
You can start with ‘dry brushing’ before you shower. Use a dry natural bristle brush or loofah and rub your back in circular motions or however you can reach it
In the shower, use an exfoliating body-scrub product to rub in with a loofah and manoeuvre side to side and on the diagonal across your back.
What’s in the exfoliating scrub product?
The exfoliating scrub is usually made of natural ingredients, such as clay, sugar, coffee, salt or nutshell husks.
Is scrubbing back good for you?
Yes. Just like your face, it is important to keep your back clean to make the skin look smooth and bright. Scrub it once a week to get rid of dead skin and rejuvenate your skin.
What if you don’t scrub your back?
Dead skin cells lingering on your back will likely come off on your sheets while sleeping or on clothing or while showering or in a bath.
The most likely consequence will be a dull complexion. No angst there. But it can lead to back acne, better known as bacne
Note: If you have bad ‘bacne’ it may be wise to consult a dermatologist first
Tips: Make sure to wear clean clothes, wash your sheets more often, wash/shower especially after sun exposure/ exercise, minimise oily products on your skin, to minimise ‘bacne’.
What is a back scrub at a spa?
A spa back scrub is mostly part of another treatment. An integral part of any cleansing ritual, these unclog pores and buff away dullness to reveal skin’s natural glow, while stimulating blood circulation.