Dry brush massage is one of the best kept health secrets ever. This holistic technique involves using a natural bristle brush on the skin to a boost to the circulation and eliminate toxins through the skin. Dry brush massage is a simple yet successful method to build health and vitality. It is cost effective, requiring minimal time and effort. Make sure to choose the correct style of brush. Use a brush constructed of natural plant fibers, with a long handle. An alternative approach would involve using a natural sea sponge loofah, or a loofah mitt. Investigate to see what works best for you. Maintain Your brush by washing it in warm soapy water once a week.
Degenerative disease and aging are caused by impaired cell regeneration. Toxins and waste build up in the body’s tissues. This interferes with the oxygenation of the body’s cells.The body is designed to eliminate toxins automatically. The human anatomy is made up organs, glands, bones, muscle and tissue. The digestive system, the respiratory system, the immune and lymphatic system are all designed to facilitate the process of elimination. However the skin functions as the largest system of elimination. About thirty per cent of the body’s wastes are eliminated through the skin. The skin is often referred to as “the third kidney”. Sweat gland under the epidermis contain and expel a high volume of uric acid, similar in composition to urine.
Did You know that one pound of waste and toxins are discharged through the skin each day? Dry brush massage assists the body to eliminate these toxins. The skin also breaths, absorbing oxygen, and releasing carbon dioxide, formed in the tissues. Vitamin D forms on the skin when the sun’s rays are exposed to oil produced by the skin glands. Sauna and steam bath therapies are also based on these principals.
Begin Your dry brush massage routine on Your feet, using the brush in a circular motion. Start on the right foot. Brush upwards, up the ankle and leg. Repeat the process on the left foot and leg. Always dry brush towards the heart, to improve blood circulation. Continue with the brushing, on the right, then left hands and shoulders, again working toward the heart center. When reaching the center of the body, be sure to use a light touch. Continue with a circular motion. Include Your back and neck in the process. Start with a gentle pressure as you begin your dry brush massage. As You develop a regular routine, experiment, and add more pressure. When Your dry brush treatment is complete, be sure to follow up with a soothing warm bath or shower. You will love the results. Benefits of dry brush massage could include:
- An increase and improvement of blood circulation.
- Improved lymphatic drainage.
- A rejuvenating effect on the nervous system.
- Elimination of toxins through the skin.
- An increase in stamina and vitality.
- Stimulation of the endocrine system.
- An improvement in muscle tone.
- An improvement in the appearance of the complexion.
- Improved immune function.