It is always best to brush your skin in the shower or bath before getting wet and always avoid cuts, rashes and wounds.
Brush your entire body (except face) using short, light, frequent strokes toward the heart. Begin with the soles of the feet followed by ankles and calves, working your way up your front and back. Then do your hands, arms, underarms chest and upper back always remembering to focus the brush strokes towards your heart.
Rinse before initial use to remove any loose fibers; shake off excess water and hang to dry. Clean brush with hot water and soap or soak in hot water with a few drops of tea tree essential oil.
To learn more about the lymphatic system, read Kim Ann Zimmermann’s article