Would you be interested in a daily wellness boost without hassle, expense or stress? Dry brushing is a simple 5-minute activity done in the mornings just before showering that has multiple health benefits.
- Cleanses the lymphatic system
- Stimulates circulation
- Removes dead skin
- Tones the muscles
- Improves the function of the nervous system
- Strengthens the immune system
You may not be aware, but the skin is the largest organ our bodies. Dry brushing helps eliminate toxins through our pores allowing it to breathe better. It also increases circulation, stimulates the lymphatic system and a offers host of other benefits, as listed above. One personal friend said dry brushing removed a cyst from her wrist and another on her foot!
You’ll need a firm, natural (not synthetic) brush with a long handle so you can reach your entire back, the bottoms of your feet and back of your legs. You can find these at a health food or beauty supply store.
Just before you turn on the shower, begin brushing with gentle strokes starting at your feet and moving in sweeping motions up towards your heart. Finish by brushing up your arms towards the armpits. This helps move the lymph fluids towards the lymph nodes where it can then be eliminated.
Be extra gentle around the inner thighs, abdomen and breast areas. Your skin will become less sensitive as you keep brushing, but you should never brush so roughly as to cause excessive redness or bleeding.
Repeat the brushing routine 2-3 times per session.
If you have one, you may prefer to do this standing in the tub and then wash in the shower, whichever way works best for you. After about 5 minutes, turn on the shower and enjoy a deep cleansing.
Dry brushing can be done at any time of the day, but because it tends to be stimulating, you may prefer to do it in the mornings.
Keep your brush clean by washing it with soap a couple of times a week and let it dry in the sun, if possible.
(Please note that if you have a chronic skin condition, dry brushing is not for you.)
Make this a daily routine and you’ll begin to see the difference, enjoy the benefits and feel more refreshed.
Here’s to living Healed, Healthy and Whole!