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Scrubbing the middle of your back

  1. Jul 6, 2008 #1

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    It seems I can never quite get enough scrubbing power to exfoliate the upper middle portion of my back. I have purchased a number of "back scrubbing devices" but I can never seem to make them work well enough.

    Since I live alone and have no love life, am I doomed to forever be in need of exfoliation? :eek:

    I was thinking maybe installing something like a cat scratching post on the shower wall that would allow me to rub my back up against it like a bear scatches his back on a tree. Maybe I will make millions of $$.

    Don't tell me to go to a spa, I'm not into that kind of thing.

    Anyone else have a solution?
     
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  3. Jul 6, 2008 #2
    Stand in line, guys




    (I've seen a loofa attached to a 'handled' thin towel--almost rope-like, but still a terry cloth)
     
  4. Jul 6, 2008 #3
    That actually sounds like a good idea.

    I have a fairly long scrub towel that I pullback and forth across my back, one end in each hand. Probably similar to the use of what rewebster discribed.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2008 #4

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  6. Jul 6, 2008 #5

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    I make house calls. :!!)
     
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    I suggest working on flexibility:


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  9. Jul 6, 2008 #8

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    I've tried all of the different scrubbers, I can't get enough pressure going for them to be effective.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2008 #9
    The very best thing, though, without a doubt, is a shower mate.




    "something like a cat scratching post on the shower wall "

    have one installed and see if it works
     
  11. Jul 6, 2008 #10
    Best suggestion so far may be Danger's
     
  12. Jul 6, 2008 #11
    How would that keep you from needing exfoliation???
     
  13. Jul 6, 2008 #12

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    Because a significant other could scrub my back and wouldn't go "eeeewww, are you kidding?"
     
  14. Jul 6, 2008 #13
    ewwwwwww, are you kidding me. :yuck:
     
  15. Jul 6, 2008 #14

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  16. Jul 6, 2008 #15
    LOL, I've got an idea! Attach a large brush like you'd use to wash a car, or the type you use on horses, to your shower at mid back height.
     
  17. Jul 6, 2008 #16

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    A large piece of the scratchy side of velcro stuck to the shower wall?
     
  18. Jul 6, 2008 #17

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  19. Jul 6, 2008 #18

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    I never bother touching my back since I can't imagine it getting that dirty.
     
  20. Jul 6, 2008 #19
    well, there goes your house call, Danger
     
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  22. Jul 6, 2008 #21

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    I've never considered the need for back exfoliation, just normal washing. Not sure why you can't get enough scrubbing done with one of those loofah's on a stick though. I tried one of them once and thought sandpaper would be more gentle. I just use a regular washcloth...there's only about a spot the size of a quarter that I can't reach in any direction with my hands...I know where that spot is because it's the spot that gets itchy, of course :grumpy:...but just using a washcloth gives enough extra reach to clean everything.
     
  23. Jul 6, 2008 #22

    Evo

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    You forget my improperly healed broken arm.
     
  24. Jul 6, 2008 #23

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    Damn! :grumpy:
     
  25. Jul 6, 2008 #24

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    Oh, yes, that I did forget. Don't know HOW I could forget, but I did. :redface: Have you tried those loofahs on a stick? Seriously, if exfoliation is what you're after, that really should do the trick. They're brutal! Or if that's too much, you might be able to just wrap the washcloth around the loofah part.

    Speaking of reaching spots on one's back, why is it so hard to find a good, sturdy back scratcher anymore? I was thinking you could just wrap a washcloth on one of those, but then remembered I can't even find one of those. All the ones I find are kind of flimsy, no good for getting that one little spot in the middle of the back that gets itchy.
     
  26. Jul 8, 2008 #25

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    You and Wolly should get a special award for coming up with such witty subjects :tongue:
     
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