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Benefits of Body Brushing

Body brushing is incredible for the skin and healing of the body. Europeans have been body brushing for centuries...maybe that's why they look so fantastic! This blog post will go into some education about

What is Body Brushing?
Body Brushing is also known as skin brushing and dry brushing. It's done using a natural bristle brush, like the T-Tapp Body Brush pictured above ($11.00,

Teresa Tapp, creator of the T-Tapp Workout and author of Fit and Fabulous in 15 Minutes, has developed a specific body brushing pattern that's proven to be effective for all ages and a variety of health and beauty concerns. Teresa's pattern involves brushing the entire body from the feet all the way up to the neckline. Once finished go back and brush the areas that need a little extra attention, such as the butt, thighs and abdomen. 

It's best to body brush first thing in the morning, when the increased blood flow will help wake you up and the body is in a natural detox stage, or before you take a bath or shower. Don’t brush rough; use light butterfly strokes. Over-brushing causes the skin to turn red and become irritated. The whole T-Tapp brushing sequence takes less than 5 minutes to complete and it feels fabulous!

Some of the many benefits of body brushing include:
  • Strengthens the Immune System/Eliminates Toxins
  • Stimulates Blood Flow/Improves Circulation
  • Stimulates Lymphatic Flow
  • Stimulates the Hormone and Oil Glands
  • Exercises the Skin
  • Exfoliates the Skin and Encourages New Cell Growth
  • Helps to Smooth the Skin and Eliminate Cellulite
  • Helps to Tighten the Skin (even loose skin after losing weight or having a child)
  • Helps Digestion
  • Tones the Muscles

Check out some of these reference articles for detailed information:

Start Brushing!
Check out T-Tapp's CRT Brushing Sequence DVD and Body Brush Combo, which comes with the following:
  • CRT Brushing Sequence DVD: Teresa Tapp teaches and demonstrates her special brushing sequence, plus includes the following exercises to pump the lymphatic system, eliminate toxins and target cellulite areas: Awesome Legs, Jog Rocks, Hoe Downs and Diva Derriere
  • CRT Body Brush: All natural plant fiber bristle brush
  • CRT Brushing Sequence Brochure: Outlines the special brushing sequence in print -- great for travel

Body Brushing is Not Just for Beauty!
Body brushing seems to help improve any neurological conditions and stimulates the immature primitive reflexes while it calms and soothes the nervous system. Amazing!

Happy Brushing!


Benefits of Face Brushing

You've heard me talk about Body Brushing and all the wonderful health and beauty benefits that come along with it, but what about Face Brushing? You can brush your face and neck and get the same type of benefits as body brushing delivers!

Facial brushing removes dead skin and stimulates circulation, which firms and improves skin tone. Your skin will become softer and smoother! It's like a mini facial massage every time you brush, a fabulous way to spoil yourself during your daily facial cleaning routine.

In order to do the face brushing sequence you need a small natural-fiber bristle brush. The important thing to look for when selecting the appropriate face brush are natural plant fiber bristles. Do not use the type with plastic bristles because it will not have the same effect. I'm excited to announce that T-Tapp now sells face brushes!

In addition to the Body Brushing Sequence, Teresa Tapp created a special Face Brushing Sequence that has been proven to be effective. …

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