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Warm Up to Self Care

One of the simplest ways to relax and rejuvenate your body can be done in the comfort of your own bathroom! It’s called a hot towel scrub and that’s exactly what it is! All you need is a sink with hot water and a medium-sized cotton washcloth to try out this beneficial body scrub. Here’s how to do the hot towel scrub:

  • turn on the hot water and fill the sink

  • hold the towel at both ends and place in the hot water

  • wring out the towel

  • while it is still hot and steamy, begin to gently scrub the skin with it

  • do one section of the body at a time. For example, begin with the hands and fingers and work your way up the arms to the shoulders, neck and face, then down to the chest, upper back, abdomen, lower back, buttocks, legs, feet and toes

  • scrub until the skin becomes slightly pink or until each part becomes warm

  • reheat the towel often by dipping it in the sink of hot water after scrubbing each section or as soon as the towel starts to cool.

There are many benefits to body scrubbing including reduction in muscle tension, rejuvenation and relaxation, promotion of circulation, activation of the lymphatic system, opening of the pores to release toxins and spread of energy throughout the body. Perhaps the best benefit of the hot towel scrub has to do with fat deposits on the body. Hot towel scrubbing has been shown to cause a reduction in the appearance of cellulite! The heat from the towel liquefies the fat beneath the skin and prepares it for discharge from the cells of the adipose tissue. It also allows excess fat, mucus, cellulite and toxins to be actively discharged to the surface rather than accumulate around deeper vital organs. And it feels really good to! So try a hot towel scrub today!

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