Dry brushing is one of the number one things I recommend to clients. It’s simple, super cheap and effective.
Oxygen travels in and out through the pores of your skin, so it makes sense to imagine the skin as a third lung. Just like we need to make sure our lungs are free and clear, it’s important to make sure our skin can breathe too. Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system which in turn helps to eliminate toxins from the body. Unlike the circulatory system, the lymphatic system doesn’t have a pump so its important to move the fluid around manually. It’s best to begin your day with dry brushing to get an energizing start.
Once you get into the swing of it, some of the benefits you can look for are, elimination of toxins, feeling more slim, reduced cellulite deposits, and improved functions of the bowels, kidneys and lungs.
To begin, invest in a dry brush. Head to your nearest health store or purchase here. It’s great to do before your morning shower followed by abhyanga oil. Be sure to use enough pressure so that you stimulate your circulation but you don’t create any discomfort and your skin doesn’t turn red. Begin with your feet, working your way up with 2-4 long strokes on each part of your body. Make sure to execute the strokes towards your heart. Create clockwise circular motions around the joints and a large circulation motion around your naval. Maybe even spend some extra time around the neck and shoulders treating your self to a mini massage.