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how-to: dry skin brushing

detox how-to lymph Aug 25, 2022

One of my favorite ways to support the lymphatic system!

Healthy lymphatic flow is so important for optimal health. Lymph transports immune cells and nutrients to different parts of the body while removing waste, toxins, and metabolic byproducts so they can be eliminated. When the system is functioning optimally, the body can easily rid itself of toxins and debris and fight off infections. The better your lymphatic system is working, the better your entire body feels. 

The coarse bristles of a dry brush encourage the movement of the lymph and blood in the underlying tissues to eliminate built-up toxins. Using a natural bristle body brush, lightly stroke your skin from your extremities towards your heart in a gentle sweeping motion. Take care not to press too firmly; lymph vessels are located just below the skin and are stimulated best with light pressure. A regular skin brushing practice can reduce the appearance of cellulite and is a great exfoliant, too.

The best time to do dry skin brushing is right before bed. However, sometimes people become stimulated and feel more awake after dry brushing. If you feel more awake after this practice, you can skin brush after you undress for a shower.

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