Dry Skin Brushing

Our bodies are naturally capable to recycle and eliminate toxins on an ongoing basis. When our body’s elimination system is compromised and sluggish, waste and toxins can build up and create imbalances in the body. Gathered toxins clog our system, force our bodies to spend more energy to simply function and pave the way for diseases. Then natural functions of our lungs, colon, lymphatic system, kidneys, skin and liver don’t work as efficiently and our natural way of cleansing is interfered with. This may cause health problems such as fatigue, poor concentration, sleep problems, digestive troubles, headaches, chronic pain, hormonal dysfunction, allergies, low immunity or recurrent flu viruses.

The Skin is our largest organ for detoxification

There are many ways to help the body detoxify and cleanse, ranging from colon cleansing, heavy metal detoxification, dietary restrictions, intake of supplements and herbs – and dry skin brushing! Believe it or not, your skin is responsible for a quarter of the elimination of toxins. This is what makes dry skin brushing so effective! Besides dry skin brushing is simple, it feels good, and it is invigorating, too!

Dry Skin Brushing promotes the Lymphatic Flow

Dry skin brushing stimulates the lymphatic system (connected to your immune system). The lymphatic system plays an important role in cleansing the body and is our personal waste disposal system. It is probably one of the most overlooked system of the body. However, efficient lymphatic circulation is absolutely vital to both prevention of illness and general health and well-being. The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that transport metabolic waste and molecules to be eliminated by the lymphatic organs (spleen, thymus gland, lymph nodes and tonsils) and other organs (kidney, liver). Dry skin brushing assists this very function and helps to enhance detoxification via the skin.

How to do Dry Skin Brushing?

Dry skin brushing takes less than 5 minutes and is best done in the morning before you take a shower. Take a natural bristle brush. It is very important to take a brush with natural fibers (not synthetic ones) available in health food stores. Brush the skin of your entire body. Start at your feet and work in circular motion or in little strokes toward your heart. Then work from your hands towards your heart in the same manner. Take care as you brush over more sensitive areas. Repeat daily!