Dry brush massage and lymphatic support

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The skin is the largest organ in the body, and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification. Dry brushing helps in detoxification by focusing on the benefits of increased circulation, dead cell removal, and toxin elimination through the skin.

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Dry brush massage and lymphatic support

  1. 1. Dry Brush Massage and Lymphatic Support Detoxification is the process of removing toxins from the body, and is performed by the skin, kidneys, lungs, liver, mucus membrane, and lymphatic systems. The skin is the largest organ in the body, and is responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification. Dry brushing helps in detoxification by focusing on the benefits of increased circulation, dead cell removal, and toxin elimination through the skin. Dr. Paavo Airola started the technique of dry brushing about 30 years ago, and the process has become popular since then. Dry brushing also works as a preventive for dry skin and improves skin texture. Dry brushing can be performed once a day, preferably in the morning, for about 10-15 minutes. A long-handled bath brush with soft natural fiber bristles, a loofah sponge, raw silk gloves, or exfoliating gloves will be needed. Start with the feet, and brush vigorously in circular motions. Proceed upward, moving to the hands and arms. Finally, brush the back, shoulders, neck, and abdomen. Brush the abdomen in circular, counter-clockwise strokes, and lightly brush the chest area. Once you are done with dry brushing, finish your regular shower, and end with three alternative hot and cold cycles. These cycles consist of using water as hot as tolerable and then switching to cold water as cold as tolerable. Repeat this cycle three times. The process stimulates blood circulation, which brings more blood to the skin. Dry yourself, and massage your skin with plant oils like olive, coconut, tea tree, or cocoa butter. Take care of your brush. Clean your brush with soap and hot water after you finish brushing, and dry it in the sun to minimize bacteria, fungus, or mold growth that could cause skin eruptions, diseases, or illnesses.
  2. 2. It takes almost a month to notice the results, so be patient and don’t stop the dry brush massaging sessions. For a thorough lymphatic cleansing, perform dry brushing for about three months. The other benefits of dry brushing are as follows:  Reduces cellulite – Cellulite is fat and fibrous tissue that cannot be eliminated by any process and settles as weight deposits in the thighs and hips. Dry brushing reduces or removes this cellulite.  Strengthens the immune system – Dry brushing removes toxins and strengthens the immune system so that infections and illnesses can be reduced.  Removes dead skin cells – The technique helps shed dead skin cells and improves skin texture. Many people notice that their skin has a rosy glow after repeated sessions.  Nurtures your body – Dry brushing stimulates the nerve endings of the skin and can help in stress reduction, relaxation, and aids in a sense of well- being.  Tones the muscles – Muscles are toned by stimulating the nerves, by activating and moving individual muscle fibers, leading to improved muscle tone.  Improves digestion – Dry brushing helps the skin to absorb nutrients by eliminating clogged pores. Healthy skin contributes to overall body health due to the skin’s massive organ size.  Stimulates circulation – Circulation to the skin is increased, which in turn, encourages the body to discharge metabolic wastes. This process aids the lymphatic drainage of the entire body.
  3. 3.  Cleanses the lymphatic system – The lymphatic system is a network of vessels that transports vitamins, microorganisms, and foreign particles to be cleansed by lymph glands. If the lymphatic system is not flowing properly, the immune system cannot kill the foreign particles and microorganisms. Dry brushing stimulates the lymphatic system, thereby ridding the body of toxins. Dry brushing helps in detoxification and rejuvenates health in a simple and relaxing process with many added benefits. ____________________________________________________________ ___________ Dr. Fred Bisci is an organic and raw food nutritionist with over 40 years of experience helping people improve longevity and reduce the risk of diet related illnesses. He has assisted over 35,000 people to improve health by focusing not only on what goes into the body, but what is left out. For more information on how a lifestyle rich in vitamins, minerals and water-plump fresh produce can help you feel better and live longer, visit: www.anydoubtleaveitout.com

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