OUCH! Lymphatic drainage with this?
Dry skin brushing to assist with lymphatic drainage is an age-old practice that has stood the test of time. Not only is it simple, the results are worth the experiment!
Along with whole body vibration, dry skin brushing offers yet another support for lymphatic drainage. The skin, sometimes toted as the third kidney, effectively eliminates a quarter of the toxins from the body. Compromised systems are typically inefficient at releasing toxins, therefore you may experience rashes, acne, hives, itchiness, and body odor to name a few. Dead skin cells, excreted wastes and pollution from dirt and skin care products can build up and clog pores and the lymphatic system.
Feel Great and Look Magnificent!
Ten minutes on your own Total Body Shaper vibration machine, followed by dry skin brushing and a warm shower is a great way to start your day. When I first looked at the brush, I thought, OUCH! It wasn’t so bad after all.
Here are some of the amazing benefits dry skin brushing offers:
- Removes dead skin cells
- Stimulates blood and lymph flow
- Stimulates the hormones and oil glands
- Detoxifies the skin
- Reduces Cellulite
- Helps digestion
- Strengthens the immune system
- Stimulates the nervous system
- Tones muscles
- Tightens the skin
What is the benefit for you?
A dry brushing session removes a layer of dead skin cells that can reduce your skin’s potential. Skin renews itself with each layer that you remove, leaving improved texture. Dry brushing smooths and firms skin along with increasing elasticity. It also invigorates and energizes the entire body! Our body breathes and absorbs essential nutrients through the skin, the largest organ of absorption and elimination. Regular dry brushing leaves your skin clear of excess debris, increasing its ability to absorb oxygen and other nutrients. It increases blood circulation, which contributes significantly to healthier muscle tone and better distribution of fat deposits, known as cellulite. It’s that simple!
Dry Skin Brush on Dry Skin!
Gently brush your skin, starting at the bottom by your feet, using either long or short sweeping movements towards your heart. When first starting out with dry skin brushing, be gentle and after some time your skin will handle more pressure. Start brushing the bottoms of your feet, tops of feet, lower legs, upper legs, hands and then arms.
Next, brush stomach, breasts, neck and shoulders. The last places to brush are the buttocks and back. Special attention should be paid to the area under your chin, under your upper arms and the groin, where the population of lymph nodes is most dense. It works well to do your skin brushing in the shower before the water is on so that the dead skin goes down the drain instead of on your floor!
The practice of dry skin brushing may be old news to some of you, but it has stood the test of time and is a great way to maintain healthy skin. It also helps maintain a healthy body by releasing congested lymphatic fluids and opening the natural healing pathways within the body.