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At-Home Spa Treatments: Dry Body Brushing with Rawley Resort

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

Because many spas in Ontario are temporarily closed, some may not practice their most common health, beauty, and wellness routines. Although the licensed professionals at Rawley Resort are eagerly anticipating the days when they may work with their many guests and clients, there is no reason you can’t learn a few things about at-home spa treatments to make the most of a little downtime! One of the easiest and most beneficial DIY practices you can perform is dry body brushing. Dry body brushing is quickly becoming more common, and for a good reason. Whether it’s softer skin or lymphatic drainage, there are many advantages to incorporating dry body brushing into your home spa treatments.

We brush our hair and our teeth, so why not our largest organ? Today we’ll share with you three excellent reasons to consider our new favorite body routine.

Your Safety is Our Priority

As a reminder, Rawley Resort remains fully committed to providing a rejuvenating travel experience that not only delivers a memorable vacation but the utmost safety in regards to social distancing and sanitation. We continually evaluate COVID-19 and adapt our operation with your well-being at the forefront, from in-room dining and distanced dining to automatic check-out.

How to Dry Body Brush Your Skin

Although the benefits of dry body brushing are numerous, the practice itself is relatively straight forward. Simply put, dry brushing is literally brushing your skin with a dry brush—however, what isn’t as intuitive is how you do so. Using a brush is to caress the skin towards the heart, this practice promotes exfoliation, circulation and can reduce inflammation. Because the lymphatic system—which is responsible for removing toxins—resides so close to the surface of your skin, dry body brushing is one of the most effective ways to stimulate it. While everyone’s skin sensitivity is different, it is most common to start with soft strokes to prevent dry skin or irritation. As you become more accustomed to the procedure, you may want to use firmer stokes with a more rigid brush. Dry brushing can be performed over your entire body and is typical to do before a shower or bath.

The Top 3 Benefits of Dry Body Brushing

Dry body brushing isn’t technically a medical treatment, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the many benefits of this burgeoning procedure. Proponents of dry brushing will tell you it stimulates the lymphatic system, and most dermatologists will say that dry brushing has many exfoliating effects. Either way, we consider dry brushing to be something that will help you feel energized and beautiful, so here are three excellent reasons to add it to your at-home spa treatments.


One of the most apparent benefits of dry body brushing is exfoliation, leading to smoother feeling skin. Running firm, natural bristles over your body will loosen and remove dead skin cells. You’ll likely notice less dry skin after the first couple of days.

Clearer Pores

Clearing dirt, oil, and other residues from your pores is sometimes an overlooked perk to dry body brushing. Be sure to use a softer brush, as facial skin tends to be more sensitive than the rest of your body. Not only will your pores become smaller, but skin lotions and other products will also be more effective.

Stimulate Your Lymph Nodes

As we mentioned above, the lymphatic system plays an integral role in regulating harmful toxins. By stimulating your lymph nodes, dry body brushing can help boost your immunity, reduce inflammation, and aid with detoxification. As a result, you’ll also receive a refreshing boost of energy after each session.

Resort Spas near Toronto, Ontario

Although things are a little different at Rawley Resort, that doesn’t mean we don’t have the same dedication to hospitality, health, and wellness. It’s only a matter of time until we can resume our usual services, so until then, we implore you to try a few new treatments like dry body brushing at home. For more information or to book your next retreat, please visit us online or call 705-538-2272.

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