# Scrubbing the middle of your back

1. Jul 6, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

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?

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?

2. Jul 6, 2008

### rewebster

Stand in line, guys

(I've seen a loofa attached to a 'handled' thin towel--almost rope-like, but still a terry cloth)

3. Jul 6, 2008

### TheStatutoryApe

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.

4. Jul 6, 2008

### Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
5. Jul 6, 2008

### Danger

I make house calls. :!!)

6. Jul 6, 2008

7. Jul 6, 2008

### Crosson

I suggest working on flexibility:

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8. Jul 6, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

I've tried all of the different scrubbers, I can't get enough pressure going for them to be effective.

9. Jul 6, 2008

### rewebster

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

10. Jul 6, 2008

### NeoDevin

Best suggestion so far may be Danger's

11. Jul 6, 2008

### binzing

How would that keep you from needing exfoliation???

12. Jul 6, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

Because a significant other could scrub my back and wouldn't go "eeeewww, are you kidding?"

13. Jul 6, 2008

### Cyrus

ewwwwwww, are you kidding me. :yuck:

14. Jul 6, 2008

### robphy

15. Jul 6, 2008

### binzing

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.

16. Jul 6, 2008

### Tsu

A large piece of the scratchy side of velcro stuck to the shower wall?

17. Jul 6, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

Oooh, that's it!!!

18. Jul 6, 2008

### Kurdt

Staff Emeritus
I never bother touching my back since I can't imagine it getting that dirty.

19. Jul 6, 2008

### rewebster

well, there goes your house call, Danger

20. Jul 6, 2008

### Astronuc

Staff Emeritus
Better add a no-slip cover to the shower floor.

21. Jul 6, 2008

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
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.

22. Jul 6, 2008

### Staff: Mentor

You forget my improperly healed broken arm.

23. Jul 6, 2008

### Danger

Damn! :grumpy:

24. Jul 6, 2008

### Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
Oh, yes, that I did forget. Don't know HOW I could forget, but I did. 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.

25. Jul 8, 2008

### Ouabache

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

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