Body Brushing Dry Brushing for Body and Face
What is dry brushing?
Dry brushing is a method of gently exfoliating your skin using a special firm-bristled brush. The whole body is brushed. Some people use it as part of their skin routine to try to restore firmness, get rid of dry skin flaking, and encourage blood flow to certain areas of the body. Dry brushing has roots in healing practices of ancient cultures.
Dry brushing is a gentle treatment to stimulate lymph fluid. It is also a natural way to exfoliate the skin.
The lymphatic system is just superficial to the skin, meaning the lymph flows just underneath the skin, it is not as deep as a muscle. Therefore, stimulating your lymph system can be accomplished by dry brushing.
How to dry brush the body?
It can be easy to dry brush your own skin. Make sure your skin is dry, no lotion. Brush your skin in long sweeps. Always brush towards your heart. Start furthest away from your heart, start with your feet and calves. Dry brushing intentionally, moving in long sweeps towards the heart, in the direction of the lymph nodes enhances the filtering of fluid and this increases the release of toxins.
Dry brushing the whole body often has many health benefits including but not limited to:
Helps to reduce cellulite by breaking up pockets of collagen.
Increase the release of toxins
Reduce water retention and bloating
Exfoliate the largest organ of the body; the skin
Improve and stimulate circulation
Dry brushing can be done as an individual treatment or can be combined with lymphatic therapy.
A Renew+Restore lymphatic treatments can begin with dry brushing.