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Dry skin brushing, a daily practice of brushing the dry skin with a natural bristle brush in the direction of the lymph movement, is excellent for stimulating the lymph.
The light but firm pressure provided by dry skin brushing activates the lymphatic vessels of the skin and gets the lymph moving. lymphatic system
Dry skin brushing is also recommended as part of cellulite elimination. dry skin brushing
How to do it?
Using a brush that looks like something you would groom a horse with but with a long handle (so that you can reach everywhere), stand in the bathtub or mat (to catch the dead skin that will come off!). Brush your dry skin from your feet up toward the heart – use long, sweeping movements, several times in each area. Use a mixture of long strokes and smaller overlapping strokes. Do both legs, front and back, then the buttocks, back, abdomen, and arms from fingertips to shoulders. Finish with some long strokes all the way up front and back. Always brush toward your heart. Go gently enough not to hurt, but not so gently that it’s too ticklish, and be more careful when you are brushing over more sensitive areas (like breasts and armpits). When you first start you it can feel a little strange, but your skin soon becomes used to it. The skin you are brushing should become warmer and a little pinkish/darker, but not reddened. After five minutes of brushing, take a shower. Alternating hot then cold water really stimulates the circulation. After the shower pot your skin dry and apply a nourishing oil all over the body. For best results, dry brush once or twice a day for a month. Wash your brush with hot water and a mild soap once a week, then dry it thoroughly.
You only need to get a body brush with soft brittles, usually sold in health stores.
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