Get smooth skin and boost lymphatic drainage with this simple technique!

Hot towels

Ready or not, it’s bikini weather! The good news is you don’t have to be mistaken for a crocodile when you slip out of your clothes on the beach, nor spend lots of money on treatments removing your winter scales. All you need is a sink, hot water and a wash cloth.

The act of hot towel scrubbing not only exfoliates the skin, it also opens pores to help remove toxins, activates the lymphatic system, promotes circulation and calms the mind. Spend as long hot towel scrubbing as your daily schedule will allow.  Two minutes or 20 minutes is all great! Want to give it a try? Here’s how to do it!

  1. Fill the sink with hot water. Not boiling, you still need to be able to touch it.
  2. Dunk the washer in. Wring out the excess water and scrub the skin while the cloth is hot and steamy.
  3. There is no right or wrong direction to scrub. Just concentrate on one area of the body at a time, re-dunking the washer to keep it warm. Don’t forget the underarms and groin, where your lymph glands are located.
  4. This practice has greater self-love and confidence boosting benefits when done at the sink as opposed to in the shower. Relax [HIDDEN]and admire your lovely limbs, feet and favourite body parts during the process!
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Roz Kelly Morkel
Roz Kelly Morkel is a reformed highly-stressed, highly-caffeinated TV reporter reincarnated as a holistic health and wellness coach. In her past life as a full-time sports reporter and host, Roz travelled the globe covering the world’s biggest events such as the London Olympics, Tour de France, Rugby World Cup, Surfing World Tour, international cricket and Commonwealth Games. This earned Roz multiple awards nominations for her tireless coverage and blazing a trail for women in sport. Life was a blur of 3am wake up calls for breakfast programs, huge hours, non-stop travel, intense deadlines and shoving anything available to eat in her mouth while on the run. She lived in the “fight or flight” stressed zone for years. It took adrenal fatigue to bring about a shakeup in priorities and lifestyle change. Now in a blissful new chapter, living between Australia and South Africa, Roz is making health and wellness simple and fun for other busy people. She is also a proud member of the International Green Smoothie Appreciation Society.