I learned about surgical brushes while at occupational therapy for sensory processing disorder. From Tina Champagne’s site, she writes, “Based on the theory of Sensory Integration, the DPPT uses a prescriptive method of providing stimulation to help the mind-brain-body self-organize.”
I sure wish it could help me get organized in the house, but a housekeeper/organizer a surgical brush is not.
The brushing protocol involves brushing the legs and arms then jumping and doing push ups against the wall for joint compression. It sounds so un-pill-like, doesn’t it? I wrote an article for the American Occupational Therapy Association on the non-pill value of OT.
Anyway, back to the headline. I now brush in the shower. My daughter and I were at Target, so I looked at their sauna brushes, and I hadn’t realized that they were so cheap. I would have gotten one a long time ago.
I put soap on the brush and scrub. The brushing protocol directs not to use it on the torso, but I love it. I have the cleanest back in the country, and I am the most relaxed person in the country for a few hours afterwards.
Do try, dahling!