The Lymphatic Brush Overview

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Necessity is the mother of all invention.

As the originator of the Gua Sha Facial Fusion continuing education course for professionals, Cecily discovered that while you can use a Gua sha stone to imitate the intrinsic movements of manual lymphatic drainage, it takes special skill and education to learn the techniques and perform them correctly.

To add to the difficulty, performing the movements on yourself is a lot different and invariably more challenging than working on a client.

Naturally, you can use your hands to manually manipulate the lymphatic vessels but, it takes a deeper understanding of the pathways, and also plenty of patience to consistently gauge and apply the correct pressure throughout your routine.

Cecily designed a tool that’s easy to use and feels good, allowing everyone to experience the benefits of lymphatic drainage no matter your skill level.

Let the tool do the work!

  • A deeper understanding of the lymphatic system isn’t necessary; just follow the drainage pathways using a light touch and allow the brush to do the rest.
  • If you are exhausted by complex and expensive skin and body care rituals, this tool is for you!
  • No special skills or additional products required.

Your skin needs less than you think. Healthy, clear and vibrant skin is a reflection of how well its functioning on the inside, so restoring inner mobility is a necessity.

To get things going, let’s start by learning to clear the clutter.

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Lymphatic Drainage isn’t Gua sha or dry bushing.

Gua sha and dry brushing are both intended to stimulate circulation, which has a direct effect on the lymphatic system. However, they are entirely different techniques that require different tools in order to honor and perform each of them correctly.

The intention and techniques are vastly different.

  • Gua sha and dry brushing techniques increase blood flow and fluid into the tissue.
  • Lymphatic drainage decreases excess fluid in the tissue.

The stimulating effect of Gua sha and dry brushing on the circulatory system changes the pressure of blood flow which sends more fluid into the tissue space to be processed by the lymphatic system.

If you want to reduce puffiness and swelling, you need to focus on reducing and removing the fluid from the tissue.

Your lymphatic system keeps the fluid surrounding your cells pristine by “clearing the clutter”, allowing nutrients to reach the cell without obstruction.

The Lymphatic Brush is designed to directly and gently affect the lymph vessel system, which sits just under the surface of the skin; therefore, a light, superficial touch is required in order to avoid compressing and suppressing their function.

Meet Cecily Braden


My name is Cecily Braden, Founder of Cecily Braden Spa & Wellness Academy. Since 1994, I’ve dedicated my career to developing spa treatment protocols and comprehensive training programs along with supportive and complementary tools.

The Lymphatic Brush took me 3-years to create and after dozens of failed versions, it brings me incredible joy (and relief) to finally be able to share, learn and practice along with you.

Real People

At the age of 33 I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and at 47, experienced menopause. I have an extremely active lifestyle and a business that entails long workdays and a lot of travel. Now in my 50’s, managing my stress level and chronic inflammation is essential in order to maintain mobility and be able to do what I do.

Real Results

The Lymphatic Brush is my “go to” as a quick, effective, and easy way to:

  • reduce inflammation and support my immune system
  • minimize puffiness
  • improve the health of my skin from the inside
  • maintain clear and vibrant skin
  • calm my nervous system and quiet my mind
  • improve my quality of sleep
  • aid in my recovery from cycling, exercising, or sitting at my desk

Long-term Benefits

To anyone who has ever asked me for skincare advice, my answer is always…

“Reduce inflammation and create movement to support the healthy exchange of nutrients and wastes within the tissue.”

With the Lymphatic Brush, I’m so grateful to finally have a viable tool that will help achieve that goal, and support others the way it has supported me.

I’m in it for the long-term benefits, but love the immediate results.


Cecily Braden Spa & Wellness

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A global spa resource center that reflects and honors the diversity of cultures and abundance of healing traditions practiced around the world.

Cecily Braden Spa & Wellness started as a way to share Cecily’s passion for Southeast Asia and turn what used to be a gift closet of treasures from her trips into a business. She fell so deeply in love with the people she met and cultures she experienced, she knew it had to be a part of her life forever, so she quit her job and followed her heart.

That desire to share, from rare botanicals to indigenous massage techniques and beliefs that imbibe global spa rituals, is the driving force behind Cecily Braden Spa & Wellness and our dedication to maintaining the traditions of each culture, offering comprehensive training and products that are indigenous to each region and manufactured by companies who share the responsibility to protect the mega biodiversity of their land and the spa culture of the people.

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Cecily Braden is a Licensed Esthetician and Professional Educator, recently honored as American Spa Magazine’s “2020 Educator of the Year.”  

Cecily has traveled extensively throughout Asia, learning directly from Thai Masters and Indonesian Healers, and always with the promise to bring home and pass along the knowledge she gained with those unable to make the journey on their own.
She enjoys applying scientific and alternative healing theories with decades of her hands-on experience to create effective protocols. Her down-to-earth approach to learning help students easily interpret complex theory and master a vast range of techniques, enabling them to excel in the treatment room and provide fundamentally positive shifts in the health of their clients’ skin and body.
Her goal is to inspire and guide wellness professionals in how to mindfully take their treatments to the next level and achieve long-term results by working with the natural function(s) of the skin.

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