A Natural Detox for Spring: Dry Skin Brushing
Spring is a time of renewal and the perfect time to strengthen your immune system. One of the best ways to do this is to dry skin brush. Dry skin brushing helps to stimulate and activate the lymphatic system. What is the lymphatic system, you ask?
The lymphatic system is part of our immune system and helps to maintain fluid balance, defend the body against disease, and absorb liquids from the intestines and transport them to the blood. The lymphatic system collects and returns fluid that leaks from blood vessels. It absorbs fats and vitamins. It defends against invading microorganisms, such as cancer cells and disease. The lymphatic system also works in parallel with the circulatory system, delivering nutrients, oxygen, and hormones from the blood to the cells that make up the tissues of the body system.
The lymphatic system, commonly known as the “garbage disposal of the body,” relies completely on our conscious movement and is vital to our good health. Unlike the cardiovascular system with the heart automatically pumping fluid, the lymphatic system relies on our body movements as a pump. It is a slow moving system and dry skin brushing helps get things moving.
The skin is the largest most important eliminative organ in the body and responsible for one quarter of the body’s detoxification each day. The skin eliminates over one pound of waste acids each day in the average adult, most of it through the sweat glands. The skin is known also as our third kidney. The skin receives one third of all the blood circulated in the body. The skin is the last to receive nutrients in the body, yet the first to show signs of imbalance or deficiency.
Detoxification is performed by a number of organs, glands, and transportation systems, including the skin, gut, kidneys, liver, lungs, lymphatic system, and mucous membranes. All detoxification occurs first and foremost through the lymph. Our bodies contain far more lymph than blood. Dry skin brushing is a way to stimulate all of the previous listed organs of detoxification because it provides a gentle internal massage.
Benefits of Dry Skin Brushing:
» Removes cellulite
» Cleanses the lymphatic system
» Removes dead skin layers
» Strengthens the immune system
» Stimulates the hormone and oil-producing glands
» Tightens the skin preventing premature aging
» Tones the muscles
» Stimulates circulation
» Improves the function of the nervous system
» Helps digestion
AND it’s easy, inexpensive and invigorating!
To dry skin brush, use a soft natural fiber brush with a long handle, so that you are able to reach all areas of your body. One with a removable head with a strap for your hand is a good choice. They are available at most health food stores, Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, or online at Amazon.com.
It is best to dry skin brush your dry and naked body before you shower or bathe because you will want to wash off the impurities from the skin as a result of the brushing action.
Dry skin brushing is part of my healthy detox/cleanse arsenal that I LOVE to implement on a daily basis. I have been doing it for one year now and have avoided any cold or flu despite this year’s serious flu season. It will help you feel great and renew you to good health!
Watch the video below to learn how to dry skin brush properly and get started today!
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