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Elbows

Postby Zaque on Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:14 pm

Hey all,

I've begun doing a lot more chair massage. As a result, I've noticed my elbows getting really dry. How do you guys cope with the roughness of people's clothing constantly coming in direct contact with your hands, forearms, elbows, etc.?
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Re: Elbows

Postby Convoluted on Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:24 pm

I use the Magic Massager Cloth.

http://www.magicmassager.net/index.htm

I don't do chair massage that often, so I can't say if in the long term that it would help with rough skin on the elbows, but I believe it would help.
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Re: Elbows

Postby maestra on Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:16 pm

Mostly the same things that work with hands.
Salt glows/sugar scrubs or other methods to exfoliate the dead skin.
(You can always work o it with a pumice stone or foot file.
Then apply a rich cream, and possibly follow up with a paraffin dip.
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Re: Elbows

Postby peace4all on Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:40 pm

Zacque,
I do a lot of chair massage. Summer clothing is easier on the elbows and forearms. It's that darn wool in the winter--all the sweaters... I try to avoid doing too much gliding on rough fabric with my skin. Some fabrics seem to just suck the moisture right out of the skin.
If I do glide, I use the skin surfaces that are not as easily irritated.
I agree with maestra regarding smoothing the rough skin--exfoliate. I often use one of the foot tools that looks like sandpaper on a stick (I think it's intended for use on the heels), then rinse with warm water and apply a cream.
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