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Dry Brushing

 

 

Detox Lymphatic System

The lymphatic system is a major part of the body’s immune system.  Some of our lymph nodes lie just below the skin and they’re responsible for filtering lymph fluid that flows through them. Bacteria, viruses, and other unwelcome guests are trapped and then destroyed by white blood cells that travel through the lymphatic system. Dry brushing helps this process work properly and clears out the built up toxins. Dry brush massage is done with gentle strokes towards the heart to help lymphatic fluid flow. The results are an effective lymphatic system that dumps out toxins. 

Exfoliate

This benefit is often noticed the first time a person dry brushes. The process of running a firm, natural bristled brush over the skin helps loosen and remove dead skin cells, naturally exfoliating skin.  The stiff-bristled brush used when you dry brush sloughs away layers of dead skin. When done correctly, it shouldn't cause irritation. 

Increase Blood Flow & Circulation

Dry brushing is done in long, fluid strokes that go with the natural circulatory flow of your body. It stimulates the nervous system and is an overall invigorating experience for your body.  Usually, increased circulation is noticed right away during a dry brush session.  

Tighten Skin / Reduce Cellulite

Dry brushing removes dead skin and stimulates new healthy skin.  It also helps to flush out toxins and chemicals which are stored in our fat cells.  Just as with tightening the skin, the reduction of cellulite claims are mostly supported with personal testimony rather than scientific research. Whether you cellulite improvement depends on different factors including genetics and diet. Using a dry brush on your skin regularly will inevitably improve the appearance and feel of your skin. The removal of dead skin and increased blood flow may reduce the appearance of cellulite or stretch marks.

Improve Skin Conditions

Keratosis Pilaris (KP) is characterized by small, hard bumps on the skin. They are usually light colored or red or pink and are otherwise harmless, but can be unsightly. It’s often referred to as “chicken skin” and is commonly on the upper arms and thighs. It’s caused by a buildup of keratin in the hair follicle. The exfoliation of dry brushing can greatly improve KP and some people have seen it disappear completely.

Stimulate Hormone and Oil-Producing Glands

Just as with the lymph glands, dry brushing stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands. Why is this a good thing? Glands, such as the thyroid, are responsible for producing several hormones and a normal thyroid is essential to good health. It effects nearly every vital bodily activity. The oil is secreted by the sebaceous glands which coat the skin to prevent a loss of natural moisture.  Stimulating the oil-producing glands aids in more youthful, glowing, dewy looking skin.

Aid in Digestion and Kidney Function

By correctly engaging the lymphatic system, you help it to move out the toxins and excess water or bloat. There are certain points in the body that are gland watersheds, or dumping sites. Brushing to stimulate these sites helps to dump out the toxins, creating less work for your digestive system and kidneys when they filter out the junk later down the line.

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