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The Benefits of Dry Body Brushing

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We talk about this A LOT in clinic to our clients.

Dry body brushing is an effective way to exfoliate dry skin and helps you to detoxify by increasing blood circulation and promoting lymph flow/drainage. For example, here you can see the first two images of a client who has had her initial breast study done, the bottom two are images from the same client taken at her three month follow up breast study who started body brushing after her first appointment.

 
So we can see the difference a few minutes every morning can make to your lymphatic system.

Dry brushing can unclog pores in the exfoliation process and also stimulates your nervous system, which can make you feel invigorated afterwards.

How to do it:

Always start on dry skin using a natural bristled brush, you start from the feet/ankles and work your way upwards in long fluid strokes on limbs and circular motions on torso and back – always move in an upward direction towards your heart. A light pressure is all you need.

Best time to dry brush is just before a shower – you can then wash off any dead skin cells and flaky skin. Make sure you apply lotion afterwards to put moisture back into your skin

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Woman’s breast cancer detected by thermal imaging scan at tourist attraction

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Thermal Imaging was featured on BBC and Sky News when it was revealed that a tourist, Bal Gill, whilst on holiday in Edinburgh, Scotland visited a camera museum and was captured by their thermal camera which showed that one of her breasts was a different colour. On returning home she did her own research into thermal imaging and found a number of articles about the role it plays in detecting early stage breast disease. She consulted her doctor who, after following up with further diagnostic tests, confirmed she had early stage breast cancer.

She has since had two surgeries, including a mastectomy, and has a final surgery in November. She has been told she will not need chemotherapy or radiotherapy afterwards. 'I just wanted to say thank you, without that camera I would never have known,' she said. 'I know its not the intention of the camera but for me it really was a life-changing visit'.

This story confirms that Thermography works very well as a tool that indicates physiological abnormalities in the body - it is widely used in the US, Europe and other countries around the world, as a breast and body screening option.

The BBC website reports: 'Thermography, also called Thermal Imaging, uses a special camera to measure the temperature of the skin on the breasts surface. It is a non-invasive test that does not involve any harmful radiation. Cancer cells grow and multiply very fast. Blood flow and metabolism are higher in a cancer tumour as blood flow and metabolism increase, which makes skin temperature rise.'

 

COVID-19 MEASURES

The thermography procedure is low-risk with no contact required between you and the thermographer. Our clinics are adhering to government guidelines, and there will be no overlapping of patients waiting in a busy waiting area. Our thermographers follow strict PPE guidelines and you will be imaged for a fever prior to any other procedure. We are constantly assessing the situation and will keep you informed if the guidance changes or if the practice to which you will attend changes their arrangements.